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Sermons

DateName
  • 05.20 Where's My Real Gift?
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: Acts 2:1-13 • 13 minutes • 1.5 MB

  • 05.13 Where's Jesus?
    Presenter: Rev Marie Buffaloe

    Sermon text: Acts 1:1-11 • 14 minutes • 1.6 MB

  • 05.06 Teach Them
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: Matthew 28:16-20 • 16 minutes • 1.9 MB

  • 04.29 The List
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: Romans 16:1-16 • 22 minutes • 2.5 MB

  • 04.22 Where's Your Post?
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: John 21:1-17 • 20 minutes • 4.6 MB

  • 04.08 The Broken Road
    Presenter: Dr. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: Luke 24:13-35 - 21 min. - 2.4 MB

  • 04.01 Sunday: What Love Does
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text: Mark 16:1-8 • 22 minutes • 2.5 MB

  • 03.29 We Are What We Eat
    Presenter: Rev. Marie Buffaloe

    Maundy Thursday sermon text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. 13 minutes • 1.5 MB

  • 03.25 Friday: The Other Side of Silence
    Presenter: Dr. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Sermon text:: Psalm 22:1-5; Mark 15:21-39 - 25 min. - 2.9MB

  • 03.18 Not Me! and Failures are not Final
    Presenter: Rev. Marie Buffaloe and Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    First meditation by Rev Bufffaloe, sermon text Mark 14:12-31. Second meditation by Rev McKinney-Whitaker, sermon text Mark 14:53-72. 16 minutes, 1.9 MB


Lectures

DateName
  • 05.20 Moses: The Reluctant Prophet (5 of 6)
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Pastor Stephen continues his series on Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet. 47 minutes • 5.4 MB

  • 05.20 The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Bob Hanna

    Bob Hanna concludes his discussion of Bart D. Erhman's 2018 book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World." 44 minutes • 5 MB

  • 05.13 Moses: The Reluctant Prophet (4 of 6)
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Pastor Stephen continues his series on Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet. 50 minutes • 5.7 MB

  • 05.13 The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (1 of 2)
    Presenter: Bob Hanna

    In this two-part series, Bob Hanna discusses Bart D. Erhman's 2018 book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World." Today's lecture focuses on Constantine, his conversion to Christianity and the council of Nicaea. 42 minutes • 4.9 MB

  • 05.06 Stories from a Life in Medicine
    Presenter: J.O. Ballard

    Dr. J.O. Ballard, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Humanities at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, shares what his patients have taught him through the years • 53 minutes • 6 MB

  • 05.06 Moses: The Reluctant Prophet (3 of 6)
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Pastor Stephen continues his series on Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet. 53 minutes • 6 MB

  • 04.29 Moses: The Reluctant Prophet (2 of 6)
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Pastor Stephen continues his series on Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet. 50 minutes • 5.8 MB

  • 04.29 Remembering the Ancestors of Derry's Past
    Presenter: Heritage Committee

    Learn interesting facts about Derry Church's historic cemetery in this class presented on Heritage Sunday by Jan Nixon, Dick Hann, Chuck Theal and Jack Henderson. 56 minutes • 6.4 MB

  • 04.22 Doing Justice in our Own Back Yard
    Presenter: Doug Miller

    The executive director of Love INC of Greater Hershey provides an update on Love INC's work in our community, and future plans. 48 minutes • 5.5 MB

  • 04.22 Moses: The Reluctant Prophet (1 of 6)
    Presenter: Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

    Using Adam Hamilton’s book, Moses: The Reluctant Prophet, Pastor Stephen retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, we’ll follow in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. 48 minutes • 5.5 MB. PLEASE NOTE: a minute of this recording is missing approximately 13 minutes into the program. We apologize for this technical difficulty.


Special Programs

DateName
  • 2017
  • 01.28 2017 Officer Retreat
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Bruce Humphrey

    Derry Church elders, deacons and staff gather at Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown to focus on the theme of adaptability: churches that thrive in the 21st century must be adaptable. Presentation led by Rev. Dr. Bruce Humphrey, interim pastor at Middletown and our 2016 Consecration Sunday guest preacher. Handout available in the sidebar (accompanying materials). Two hours, 18 minutes. 16 MB.

  • 2016
  • 10.29 The Quest for Fictional Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus Novels and the Practice of Rewriting the Gospels
    Presenter: Dr. Meg Ramey

    The 2016 Theological Forum presents Dr. Meg Ramey, author of "The Quest for the Fictional Jesus" and associate professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College. 80 minutes • 9.2 MB

  • 10.29 Savior on the Silver Screen: An Introduction to Jesus Films and their Issues
    Presenter: Dr. Meg Ramey

    The 2016 Theological Forum continues with a discussion of many of the issues inherent in putting the Savior up on the silver screen while also surveying some of the most popular and impactful Jesus films from the 20th and 21st centuries. 85 minutes • 9.7 MB

  • 2015
  • 09.26 Toxic Charity: Intro
    Presenter: Bob Lupton

    The 2015 Theological Forum presents Bob Lupton, author of "Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help." In this lecture, Bob introduces and discusses ideas from the book. 63 minutes • 7.3 MB

  • 09.26 Toxic Charity: Conversation
    Presenter: Bob Lupton

    The 2015 Theological Forum continues with an open dialogue between Bob Lupton and those present in the room. 82 minutes • 9.8 MB

  • 2014
  • 04.05 Leadership Retreat (1 of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner

    The executive director of the Outreach Foundation addresses the Derry Church session and staff. 51 minutes • 6.0 MB

  • 04.05 Leadership Retreat (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner

    The executive director of the Outreach Foundation concludes his remarks to Derry Church session and staff.

  • 02.25 Personal Finance Seminar (4 of 4)
    Presenter: Tracy Burke & George Porter

    Tips everyone needs to know on financial and estate planning. 88 minutes • 10 MB

  • 02.18 Personal Finance Seminar (3 of 4)
    Presenter: Tracy Burke

    Tips on income strategies, risks in retirement and other important financial information for those who are retired or approaching retirement. 83 minutes • 9.6 MB

  • 02.11 Personal Finance Seminar (2 of 4)
    Presenter: Tracy Burke

    This session is designed for those who are in their working years and will focus on insurance tips, debt management, budgeting and saving strategies that build a solid foundation. 76 minutes • 8.8 MB

  • 02.04 Personal Finance Seminar (1 of 4)
    Presenter: Tracy Burke

    Presented by Derry's Stewardship & Finance committee, this four-week series on "Having Your Financial House In Order" explores personal finance topics rooted in the concept of being good stewards of all that God has given us. Led by Derry member and financial adviser Tracy Burke. The first session addresses investing fundamentals and strategies for all ages and covers common investing mistakes and how to avoid them. 79 minutes • 9 MB

  • 2012
  • 09.23 The 1944 D-Day Landing on Normandy
    Presenter: Capt. Al Lord, Jr.

    In preparation for a Derry Church travel group heading to France in October 2012, Captain Al Lord, Jr. (Ret.), Professor of Theater Planning at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, gave a special presentation on the 1944 D-Day landing in Normandy. His remarks focused on the overall strategy of Overlord, the Omaha landing beaches and the action at Pointe du Hoc. 87 minutes • 10 MB

  • 2011
  • 10.15 Christianity and Islam: Is Conflict Inevitable?
    Presenter: Dr. Philip Jenkins

    Second in a series for Derry Church's 2011 Theological Forum. 81 minutes • 9.4 MB

  • 10.15 Dark Passages: The Issue of Biblical Violence
    Presenter: Dr. Philip Jenkins

    First lecture in Derry Church's 2011 Theological Forum. 81 minutes • 9.4 MB

  • 2009
  • 11.07 The Inauguration: Vision and Violence
    Presenter: Dr. Ken Bailey

    Theologian Ken Bailey examines the stunning confrontation between Jesus and his home town as he inaugurates his public ministry. Observe Jesus denying dreams of empire as he focuses on Proclamation, Justice and Compassion. We are obliged to ask, "How and why does Jesus anger his neighbors so much that they attempt to kill him?" Download the accompanying study guide (A-1) available in the sidebar. 65 minutes • 7.5 MB

  • 11.07 The Gentle Shepherd: A New Psalm 23
    Presenter: Dr. Ken Bailey

    This lecture examines the literary style and culture of a set of five stories about the Good Shepherd that opens with Psalm 23 and comes to its climax in Luke 15 and John 10. As Jesus retells an ancient story he affirms his own identity as the one who enacts the great promises of God to his people recorded in Jeremiah and Ezekiel. With great daring Jesus rewrites the famous Psalm and places himself at its center. Download the accompanying study guide (B-1) available in the sidebar. 65 minutes • 7.5 MB

  • 10.03 Washing Before Supper? Baptism and the Lord's Supper in Calvin's Geneva and Contemporary North America
    Presenter: Dr. Martha Moore-Keish

    Lecture by Martha Moore-Keish, Assistant Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary. 56 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 02.08 The Shack
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Theologian Lee Barrett, who lectured here in 2004 to a crowd of 300 on Dan Brown's controversial book, “The DaVinci Code,” returns to Derry Church to help us wrestle with issues relating to the nature of God and the Trinity in William P. Young's best-selling book "The Shack." 86 minutes • 9.9 MB

  • 2008
  • 10.21 Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain
    Presenter: Dr. Laszlo Geder

    The late Laszlo Geder was a member of Derry Church and a retired academic staff member of the Department of Microbiology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. His informal talk was based on his memoir, “Faith and Devotion: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain.” Geder discussed his life under communist rule and his strong belief in never giving up, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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