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Sermons

DateName
  • 02.19 Love Your Enemy
    Presenter: Allison Spooner

    Sermon text: Matthew 5:38-48 • 14 minutes • 1.6 MB

  • 02.12 Choosing Life
    Presenter: Rev. Marie Buffaloe

    Sermon text: Deuteronomy 30:11-20 • 15 minutes • 3.5 MB

  • 02.05 Out of the Shaker
    Presenter: Rev. Marie Buffaloe

    Sermon text: Matthew 5:13-14 • 10 minutes • 1.2 MB

  • 01.29 The Soul Felt Its Worth
    Presenter: Rev. Drew Stockstill, Director of Health Ministries, Christ Lutheran Church, Harrisburg

    Sermon text: Matthew 5:1-12 • 23 minutes • 2.7 MB

  • 01.22 Gone Fishin'!
    Presenter: Rev. Larry Van Hise

    Sermon text: Matthew 4:12-23 • 22 minutes • 2.5 MB

  • 01.15 What Are You Looking For?
    Presenter: Allison Spooner

    Sermon text: John 1:29-42 • 14 minutes • 1.7 MB

  • 01.08 Parables of the Light
    Presenter: Rev. Mark Englund-Krieger, Executive Presbyter, Carlisle Presbytery

    Sermon text: John 1:1-9 • 16 minutes • 1.9 MB

  • 01.01 Promises and Resolutions
    Presenter: Rev. Marie Buffaloe

    Sermon text: Luke 2:21-38 • 14 minutes • 1.7 MB

Sermon Archives

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Lectures

DateName
  • 02.12 Micah (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Julia O'Brien

    Julia M. O’Brien, Professor of Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, presents the second part of a lecture series based on a Bible commentary on the book of Micah that she published reflecting on the significance of Micah’s construction of the world. Micah’s perspective on sin, salvation, the human condition, and the nature of YHWH affects the way people live —in part by shaping their own thought and in part by shaping the power structures in which they live. These two classes invite you to discern in community your own hopes and dreams: What is justice? What should the future look like? 65 minutes • 7.4 MB

  • 02.05 Micah (1 of 2)
    Presenter: Julia O'Brien

    Julia M. O’Brien, Professor of Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, presents the first part of a lecture series based on a Bible commentary on the book of Micah that she published reflecting on the significance of Micah’s construction of the world. Micah’s perspective on sin, salvation, the human condition, and the nature of YHWH affects the way people live —in part by shaping their own thought and in part by shaping the power structures in which they live. These two classes invite you to discern in community your own hopes and dreams: What is justice? What should the future look like? 65 minutes • 7.5 MB

  • 01.29 Refugee Resettlement
    Presenter: Diana Govender

    Diana Govender of Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement Services, discusses how they work with state and federal governments to resettle refugees, helping them adjust to new lives and newfound freedom. 53 minutes • 6.1 MB

  • 01.22 Medical Mission Outreach
    Presenter: Jody Silliker

    Jody Silliker is an RN and Lutheran minister who holds certifications in counseling, spiritual direction and bioethics. She founded Holy Spirit's Medical Outreach Service 23 years ago and, five years later, the Health Ministries of Christ Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. Jody serves as director of Medical Outreach and pastor of Christ Church. Developed for the severely low income and uninsured people of Harrisburg, the Health Ministries of Christ include a daily nursing clinic and hospitality drop-in center for the homeless, an urgent care clinic, a prenatal care clinic and a dental clinic. 48 minutes • 5.6 MB

  • 01.15 Cuba Peacemaking
    Presenter: John Goode

    John Goode talks about exploratory partnership opportunities that are being made between churches in the USA and Cuba: learn how Derry may become involved. 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 01.08 Living Waters for the World
    Presenter: Rev Wil Howie

    Rev. Wil Howie, founder and ambassador for Living Waters for the World, tells how the organization began and how it brings life-giving waters to people in need throughout the world. 49 minutes • 5.7 MB

Lecture Archives

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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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