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Progressive Christianity Video Database

First Church Berkeley has amassed a library of videos representing progressive Christianity excerpted from worship celebrations over the past few years. You will find sermons, scripture presentations, musical presentations and rituals.

This database is sortable and searchable by a variety of categories including keywords.

We see this as a way of making progressive Christian content more widely available to the general public as well as being a resource for other progressive Christian churches.

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Title Date Time Presenter Scripture Scripture subject Sermon Series Day/Season Video Excerpt Type Keywords Edit
Long Slow Lovin’ Phil Porter Psalm 136 Love Summer of Love Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Sermon God, love, endurance, long-term relationships, marriage, partnership, friendship, faith, social action
The Love Economy Molly Baskette Mark 8:14-21 Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Summer of Love Sermon God, Jesus, disciples, bread, white supremacists, Charlottesville, North Korea, demonstration, nuclear weapons, love, vulnerable, hard-hearted, whole-hearted, broken-hearted, tender-hearted
Love & Death Molly Baskette Romans 8:38-39 Summer of Love Sermon love, death, God, fear, precious, loss, embrace, heaven
God is For You Kit Novotny Romans 8:26-28; 31-39 Summer of Love Sermon God, Christ, church, community, distance, separation, unconditional, connection, no separation
Two Steps and a Hug Molly Baskette Romans 8:15-17, 22-23 Summer of Love Sermon Jesus, love, hugs, touch, platonic, intimate, Leo Buscaglia, sacrament
What We Talk About When We Talk About God Rachel Bauman 1 John 4:7-12; 16 God and Love Summer of Love Sermon God, Jesus, change
The Lovings: Love & Justice Phil Porter 1 John 4:17-21 Love and fear Summer of Love Sermon love, justice, God, fear, racism, Richard Loving, Mildred Jeter Loving, Supreme Court, interracial marriage, punishment
A Cup of Cold Water Kit Novotny Matthew 10:40 - 42 Summer of Love Sermon Jesus, disciples, love, welcome, interdependence, rewards, challenge, kindness, water
Love School Molly Baskette Matthew 10:34-39 Love Pride Sunday Sermon
Day by Day Loi Almeron Acts 2:43-47 Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Acts, disciples, community, fear, awe, love, God, Jesus