Podcast Archive - Lectures (2014)

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  • 12.14 Hidden Treasures of the Alps
    Presenter: Debbie Hough

    Derry's Director of Christian Education traveled to Switzerland and France in June 2014. She visited historic churches and cathedrals and saw renowned works of art and architecture which she discusses in this lecture. 54 minutes • 6.2 MB

  • 12.07 Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Presenter: Len Santos

    On the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Derry member Len Santos takes you behind the scenes to provide historical background into the hows and whys of the attack that ushered the United States into World War II. The video portion of the class is not included in this program: get the classic “Victory At Sea” documentary (1952) and watch the second episode on disk 1: "The Pacific Boils Over" (30 minutes). 35 minutes. 4 MB.

  • 11.23 Dealing with Depression
    Presenter: Steve Klotz

    Steve Klotz, Executive Director of Validation Education at Country Meadows Retirement Communities, dispels myths about mental disorders and depression. 61 minutes • 7 MB

  • 11.09 Lend A Hand Past and Present
    Presenter: Pete & Doris Feil

    Pete and Doris Feil talk about work trips taken with Carlisle Presbytery's Lend A Hand disaster response and assistance organization. 56 minutes •6.5 MB

  • 11.02 The Gospel of Mark and Engaged Ministry
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Brian Blount

    Issues Class lecture by the 2014 Consecration Sunday guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Brian Blount, President and Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond VA and Charlotte NC • 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 10.26 Children in the Biblical World
    Presenter: Julia O'Brien

    Julia O’Brien, the Paul H. and Grace L. Stern Chair in Old Testament Studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary, follows up on last year’s sessions that reviewed biblical perspectives on family and marriage. This lecture surveys what the Bible has to say about children. Drawing on close readings of the Bible as well as on recent work by archaeologists and sociologists, Dr. O'Brien explores how children were imagined and treated in the ancient cultures that produced the Bible. This lecture is the second of two presented by Dr. O'Brien; the first lecture was not recorded. 62 minutes • 7.5 MB

  • 10.05 General Assembly Highlights
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Mark Englund-Krieger

    Rev. Mark Englund-Krieger, Executive Presbyter in the Presbytery of Carlisle, reviews major areas of discussion and action at this year's General Assembly in Detroit. 63 minutes • 7.3 MB

  • 09.28 Let's Talk About It: Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church (4 of 4)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents the final lecture on a topic that raises many questions about the mission and ministry of the church. Today's lecture focuses on the polity and politics behind the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s stance on homosexuality, marriage and ordination through the years. 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 09.21 Let's Talk About It: Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church (3 of 4)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents the third of four lectures on a topic that raises many questions about the mission and ministry of the church. Today's lecture begins with a review of pertinent Bible verses from last week's lecture, then continues with "Homosexuality and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): A Survey of the Church’s Response to this Issue." Buz considers the official position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on homosexuality and reviews some of the official statements of the PC (USA) over the last 35 years • 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 09.14 Let's Talk About It: Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church (2 of 4)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Associate professor of religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers presents the second of four lectures on a topic that raises many questions about the mission and ministry of the church. Today's topic, "A Consideration of Pertinent Biblical Passages," will focus attention on the two passages in the Hebrew Bible (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13) and the two passages in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 6:9 and Romans 1:24-26) that are pertinent to the debate. 63 minutes • 7.3 MB

  • 09.07 Let's Talk About It: Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church (1 of 4)
    Presenter: Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents the first of four lectures on a topic that raises many questions about the mission and ministry of the church. Today's topic, "The Bible in the 21st Century: Sacred Cow or White Elephant?" looks at how the Bible is used by Christians today. 60 minutes • 6.9 MB

  • 08.10 Lutheran Reformation (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Dick Houtz

    In preparation for a church trip to Germany, Rev. Houtz continues a presentation that provides background and insight into Martin Luther and the Reformation. 52 minutes • 6.0 MB

  • 08.03 Lutheran Reformation (1of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Dick Houtz

    In preparation for a church trip to Germany, Rev. Houtz provides background and insight into Martin Luther and the Reformation. 62 minutes • 7.2 MB

  • 06.29 Social Security: How It Works and Claiming Strategies
    Presenter: Tracy Burke

    When it comes to Social Security retirement benefits, most people don't know all the rules and as a result, often make a mistake of when and how to claim benefits. In this lecture, Derry member and financial planner Tracy Burke explores what you need to know and learn about claiming strategies that will help maximize your benefit. If retirement is on the horizon for you, if you will be helping a parent approaching social security age or if you're just interested in learning how the system works, this program is for you. 65 minutes • 7.4 MB

  • 06.08 Presbyterian Understanding of Worship Space
    Presenter: Rev. Dick Houtz

    Rev. Dick Houtz, pastor, reviews the direction and scope of this year's planned renovations at Derry Church. 50 minutes • 5.8 MB

  • 05.18 Boy Scouting at Derry
    Presenter: Paul Querry

    Former scoutmaster Paul Querry presents an overview of the Boy Scout program at Derry Church. 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 05.04 The Paxton Boys as a Presbyterian Event
    Presenter: John Fea

    Dr. John Fea, associate professor and chair, Department of History, Messiah College, provides background and insight into the Paxton Riots of 1763 and discusses the role of Old Side and New Side Presbyterianism that may have been factors in the infamous Conestoga Indian massacre. 63 minutes • 7.2 MB

  • 04.27 The Ministers of Derry
    Presenter: Heritage Committee Members

    Heritage Committee members present a snapshot of the pastors and life during the first 100 years of Derry Church's existence. 51 minutes • 5.9 MB

  • 04.13 Spiritual Care of Older Adults with Dementia and Memory Impairment (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Howard West

    Rev. Howard West, M.Ed., M. Div., Executive Director of Spiritual Life Services of Country Meadows Retirement Communities, is a trained counselor and ordained Presbyterian minister specializing in ministry to older adults, especially those with dementia and memory impairment issues. Rev. West presents "Understanding Psychological, Theological and Spiritual Dimensions of the Lives of Loved Ones with Dementia." Today's focus is on the role of the caregiver. 51 minutes • 5.9 MB

  • 04.06 Spiritual Care of Older Adults with Dementia and Memory Impairment (1 of 2)
    Presenter: Rev. Howard West

    Rev. Howard West, M.Ed., M. Div., Executive Director of Spiritual Life Services of Country Meadows Retirement Communities, is a trained counselor and ordained Presbyterian minister specializing in ministry to older adults, especially those with dementia and memory impairment issues. Rev. West presents "Understanding Psychological, Theological and Spiritual Dimensions of the Lives of Loved Ones with Dementia." After a review of these three dimensions of the life of the person with dementia, he leads a discussion on the personal experiences and challenges that people have faced while dealing with loved ones with dementia. 52 minutes • 6.1 MB

  • 03.30 Suffering
    Presenter: Julia O'Brien

    Julia O'Brien, professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses suffering and what the old testament says and doesn't say about why people and groups of people suffer. 57 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 03.23 Heidelberg Catechism (3 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Professor of Systematic Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, addresses the sovereignty of God and vulnerability of man as these topics relate to the Heidelberg Catechism. Dr. Barrett is the editor and translator of "The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the Twenty-First Century." Week 3 of 4. 61 minutes • 7 MB The fourth lecture in this series is not available.

  • 03.16 Heidelberg Catechism (2 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Professor of Systematic Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses sin as it relates to the Heidelberg Catechism. Dr. Barrett is the editor and translator of "The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the Twenty-First Century." Week 2 of 4. 68 minutes • 7.8 MB

  • 03.09 Heidelberg Catechism (1 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Professor of Systematic Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, provides historical background on the Heidelberg Catechism. Dr. Barrett is the editor and translator of "The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the Twenty-First Century." Week 1 of 4. 51 minutes • 5.9 MB

  • 03.02 Love INC and the Parsonage
    Presenter: Dee Myrvang & Irvin Smalls

    Dee Myrvang, Executive Director, Love INC of Greater Hershey and Irvin Smalls, Director of The Parsonage present an overview of Love INC and its various ministries. The discussion focuses on the question, "why is Love In the Name of Christ needed in our community?" Dee will address church partnerships and how Love INC differs from many other great non-profits in our area. Irv Smalls will address Love INC's partnership with the Hershey Medical Center, how The Parsonage Ministry works, and who benefits from this wonderful ministry. 56 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 02.23 Gamers, Geeks and God-Oh My! Introducing a Theology of Video Games
    Presenter: Michael Zeigler

    Whatever your age, chances are you know someone who loves video games. Whether you are someone with concerns, an avid fan, or just lost in the haze of dragons, wizards, and Spec Ops, this class is for you! Join Derry member Michael Zeigler for this discussion on the positives and negatives of gaming and what it means to our faith. 56 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 02.16 Marriage in the Bible (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Julia O'Brien

    The Lancaster Theological Seminary professor returns to continue the discussion she began last October; this time with a focus on the New Testament. Julia discusses what it says -- and doesn't say -- about marriage and explores some of the social structures of the family in the ancient world. 60 minutes • 7 MB

  • 02.09 China
    Presenter: David Kenley

    David Kenley is Associate Professor of History and Director, Global Understanding and Peacemaking at Elizabethtown College. He presents an overview of Christianity in Chinese history, including the earliest Jesuits of the 17th century and protestant missionaries of the 19th & 20th centuries. He also discusses the role of religion in China today, addressing official atheism and legal and illegal churches. 57 minutes • 6.6 MB

  • 02.02 Milton Hershey School
    Presenter: Mike Kinney

    Mike Kinney is Manager, Community and Media Relations for the Milton Hershey School. He introduces a new video on the school and answers questions. The video is not included in this podcast: check with Mike to find out how to view the program. 24 minutes • 2.8 MB

  • 01.26 The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle
    Presenter: Bob Hanna

    Derry member Bob Hanna explores Albert Schweitzer's classic book and the complex world of Paul, the first great Christian theologian. 59 minutes • 6.8 MB

  • 01.19 Mission Trips to India & Ghana
    Presenter: Dr. Tom Davis

    Derry member Tom Davis talks about his mission trip experiences helping at an orphanage and school in India and doing medical missions in Ghana. 45 minutes • 5.2 MB

  • 01.12 Joshua Group: Stories of Hope from Allison Hill
    Presenter: Kirk Hallett

    The Joshua Group operates an at-risk youth mentoring and tutoring program in Allison Hill that serves more than 150 low-income children from pre-K to high school. Learn more from Kirk Hallett, founder and director. 56 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 01.05 YWCA Harrisburg: Transforming Lives for 120 Years
    Presenter: Tina Nixon

    Tina Nixon, President and CEO, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, explains the mission of YWCA Harrisburg and all that it does to empower women, transforming the lives of 22,000 individuals each year. 63 minutes • 7.2 MB

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