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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
Blessed Are the Peacemakers Fr. Didace Kamana Matthew 5:1-12, James 3:13-18, John 20:19-23 Beatitudes, peacemaking Sermon peace-makers, God, boundaries, Rwanda, truth, reconciliation, restorative justice
Siblings, Sisters, Brothers, All Phil Porter 1 Peter 1:22-23; 3:8-12; 4:8-10 Family: It's Complicated Sermon family, family of all, 1 Peter, God, spirit, all, circles of concern, love, sisters, brothers, siblings
Love Untold Alice Clark, Derek Tam Family: It's Complicated Musical Presentation
True Elders Molly Baskette Job 12:12 Family: It's Complicated Sermon elders, grandparents, wisdom, peanut butter hershey kiss cookies, congregations, church, community
I Tender You Molly Baskette Luke 14:26 Family: It's Complicated Sermon families, conflict, love, hate, relationship, compromise, tenderness, Jesus, disciples, interdependence
Petite Suite Robin Kempster, Mary Liz Wardlaw Family: It's Complicated Musical Presentation Petite Suite, Claude Debussy
Largo Steve Spielman, Derek Tam Family: It's Complicated Musical Presentation
Making Up Is Hard To Do Phil Porter, Rachel Bauman Matthew 5:38-44 Family: It's Complicated Sermon
There is a Balm in Gilead Derek Tam, Susan Russell Family: It's Complicated Musical Presentation vocal music, Balm in Gilead
Part 3: Free Will and Quantum Physics Dr. Robert Russell Exploring the Convergence of Science and Religion: Following in the Footsteps of Charlie Townes Other Presentation free will, divine action, quantum mechanics, closed, open, divine intervention, Charles Townes, Robert Russell, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, First Church Berkeley, faith, science, religion, physics