Podcast Archive - Lectures (2016)

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  • 12.18 Messengers of Miracles
    Presenter: Elaine Wilson

    Elaine Wilson, author, artist and founder, Susquehanna Art Museum, discusses Mary and Michelangelo. 58 minutes • 6.7 MB

  • 12.11 The Sometimes Good Samaritan: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Fickleness of Empathy
    Presenter: Tim Mosher, MD

    Lecture by the Chair of the Department of Radiology and Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. 48 minutes • 5.5 MB

  • 12.04 Empathy and the Meaning of American Democracy
    Presenter: John Fea

    Second of two lectures by John Fea, Ph.D., professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, Grantham, PA • 62 minutes • 7.1 MB

  • 11.27 Presbyterians and the American Presidency
    Presenter: John Fea

    First of two lectures by John Fea, Ph.D., professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, Grantham, PA • 60 minutes • 7.2 MB

  • 11.20 Pastor Nominating Committee Update
    Presenter: Gregg Robertson and committee members

    Members of the Pastor Nominating Committee explain their process and answer questions. 51 minutes • 5.9 MB

  • 11.13 Why Is Change So Difficult?
    Presenter: Rev. Bruce Humphrey

    Rev. Bruce Humphrey, interim pastor at Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown and recently retired from Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church in San Diego, CA, presents seven insights about how change impacts individuals and congregations on Consecration Sunday. 43 minutes • 4.9 MB

  • 11.06 Sustainable Mission
    Presenter: Tim & Gloria Wheeler

    Tim & Gloria Wheeler, retired PC(USA) mission co-workers in Honduras, talk about their experiences in country • 60 minutes • 6.9 MB

  • 10.30 Back to the Bible: How Jesus Novels and Films Can Benefit Bible Study
    Presenter: Dr. Meg Ramey

    The 2016 Theological Forum concludes by considering that Jesus novels and films are not only important examples of popular cultural portrayals of Jesus but also that they play a helpful role in re-interpreting the Gospels themselves. Find the first two lectures in the "Special Programs" section below. 55 minutes • 6.3 MB 

  • 10.09 The Amish Study
    Presenter: Dr. Abram Hostetter

    Using the Old Order Amish as the research population, in 1983 Abe and his team published the finding that Bipolar Disorder has a genetic basis. This led to findings about the genetic origin of multiple psychiatric disorders, and was the first to prove that a psychiatric disorder is inherited. Abe identifies the unique religious values and practices of the Old Order Amish that helped to make this type of advanced research so productive. 64 minutes • 7.3 MB

  • 10.02 The Inside Scoop: A Transparent Look at Derry's Finances
    Presenter: Tracy Burke

    Along with members of the Stewardship & Finance Committee, 2016 chair Tracy Burke reviews the state of Derry Church's financial position. 57 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 09.25 Passing on the Mantle: Leadership Transitions in the Bible (5 of 5)
    Presenter: Rev. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents "Let's Get Organized: The Emerging Christian Church and its Structure." 68 minutes • 7.8 MB

  • 09.18 Passing on the Mantle: Leadership Transitions in the Bible (4 of 5)
    Presenter: Rev. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents "Where Two or Three are Gathered: John the Baptist, Jesus, and the Disciples." 60 minutes • 6.9 MB

  • 09.11 Passing on the Mantle: Leadership Transitions in the Bible (3 of 5)
    Presenter: Rev. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents "Double or Nothing: Elijah, Elisha, and the Prophets of the Hebrew Bible." 62 minutes • 7.4 MB

  • 09.04 Passing on the Mantle: Leadership Transitions in the Bible (2 of 5)
    Presenter: Rev. Charles "Buz" Myers

    Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." 56 minutes • 6.5 MB

  • 08.28 Passing on the Mantle: Leadership Transitions in the Bible (1 of 5)
    Presenter: Rev. Charles "Buz" Myers

    (Please note: some skipping occurs throughout this recording.) Rev. Dr. Charles "Buz" Myers, associate professor, religious studies at Gettysburg College and an ordained Presbyterian minister, presents "Close But No Cigar: Moses, Joshua and Entry Into the Promised Land." 62 minutes • 7.1 MB

  • 05.22 Three Mile Island
    Presenter: Craig Smith

    Craig Smith, Derry member and licensed Senior Reactor Operator and Operations Shift Manager at TMI discusses plant improvements in response to the Japanese Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, nuclear power in the deregulated electricity market, physical and cyber security initiatives, and long term storage of spent nuclear fuel.

  • 05.08 What Really Happened at Pentecost? (2 of 2)
    Presenter: Emerson B. Powery

    Concluding lecture in a two-week series presented by Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College. 53 minutes • 6.1 MB

  • 05.01 What Really Happened at Pentecost? (1 of 2)
    Presenter: Emerson B. Powery

    First in a two-week series presented by Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College. 56 minutes • 6.4 MB

  • 04.24 What Does It Mean to be a Reformed Christian? (4 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology and Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary, explores the themes that have been truly essential to the reformed faith, and continue to be relevant to life in the 21st century. Week 4 of 4. 64 minutes • 7.4 MB

  • 04.17 What Does It Mean to be a Reformed Christian? (3 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology and Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary, explores the themes that have been truly essential to the reformed faith, and continue to be relevant to life in the 21st century. Week 3 of 4 • 61 minutes • 7 MB

  • 04.10 What Does It Mean to be a Reformed Christian? (2 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology and Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary, explores the themes that have been truly essential to the reformed faith, and continue to be relevant to life in the 21st century. Week 2 of 4. 63 minutes • 7.3 MB

  • 04.03 What Does It Mean to be a Reformed Christian? (1 of 4)
    Presenter: Lee Barrett

    Lee Barrett, Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology and Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary, explores the themes that have been truly essential to the reformed faith, and continue to be relevant to life in the 21st century. Week 1 of 4. 59 minutes • 6.7 MB

  • 03.20 Easter Art: Works of Salvador Dali
    Presenter: Elaine Wilson

    Elaine Wilson returns to Derry Church to discuss Salvador Dali's "The Eucharist" and "Christ of St. John of the Cross." A PDF of the artwork discussed in this lecture is available in the "Accompanying Materials" sidebar (http://derrypres.org/education/lectures). 58 minutes • 7 MB

  • 03.13 Unite for Sight: Restoring Eyesight to the Blind
    Presenter: Darren Hill

    Last summer Darren Hill, his wife and three small children packed up and flew to Accra, Ghana, which would serve as their home for the following six weeks. Mr. Hill, a fourth-year student at the Penn State College of Medicine pursuing a career in ophthalmology, was looking for ways to contribute internationally, gain experience in his chosen field, and provide his young family with a defining and unforgettable experience. Having returned with all goals met and all members of his family intact, he will present their experience: objectives, strengths and weaknesses of the Unite for Sight program, spiritual and cultural lessons learned from the Ghanaian people, and the trials, blessings, and miracles that have come from his family’s adventure. Mr. Hill’s trip was made possible in part by a grant from Derry Church’s Caduceus Fund. 61 minutes • 7 MB

  • 03.06 Becoming Science-Religion "Boundary Pioneers" in 21st Century America (6 of 6)
    Presenter: Dr. Joe Shane

    Dr. Joe Shane, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Science Education, Shippensburg University, presents the sixth and final lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 57 minutes • 6.6 MB

  • 02.28 From Dayton To Dover: Evolution of the Science - Religion Issue in the United States (5 of 6)
    Presenter: Dr. Joe Shane

    Dr. Joe Shane, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Science Education, Shippensburg University, presents the fifth lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 54 minutes • 6.3 MB

  • 02.21 How Shall We Think About Science and Religion? A Chemist/Teacher Educator's Perspective (4/6)
    Presenter: Dr. Joe Shane

    Dr. Joe Shane, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Science Education, Shippensburg University, presents the fourth lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 58 minutes • 6.6 MB

  • 02.14 Robert Boyle's Religious Life, Attitudes, and Vocation (3 of 6)
    Presenter: Dr. Ted Davis

    Dr. Ted Davis, Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, presents the third lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 62 minutes • 7.1 MB

  • 02.07 The Galileo Affair: What Really Happened (2 of 6)
    Presenter: Dr. Ted Davis

    Dr. Ted Davis, Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, presents the second lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 62 minutes • 7.5 MB

  • 01.31 Why History Matters (1 of 6)
    Presenter: Dr. Ted Davis

    Dr. Ted Davis, Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, presents the first lecture in a series on Christianity and Science in Historical Perspective. 65 minutes • 7.8 MB

  • 01.17 Doing Charity Right
    Presenter: Steve Schwartz, Crystal Baxter and Darrel Reinford

    Former executive director Steve Schwartz and interim executive director Crystal Baxter of Brethren Housing Association, and Derry Reinford, executive director of Christian Churches United, talk about putting into practice the strategies and ideals proposed in Robert Lupton's "Toxic Charity." To view the video shown at the beginning of the lecture, go to https://vimeo.com/115593264. 51 minutes • 6.1 MB

  • 01.10 Leading Inmates in Faith and Education
    Presenter: Ed & Marcia Sinkovitz

    Co-founders and co-directors of L.I.F.E. Inc., Ed and Marcia Sinkovitz talk about programs programs offered to Pennsylvania’s county, state and federal prisons. 54 minutes • 6.2 MB

  • 01.03 Robert Lupton's "Toxic Charity" and Nicaragua Mission Trips
    Presenter: Pete Feil

    Derry member Pete Feil, who has led week-long mission trips to Nicaragua for many years, shares insights from Robert Lupton, author of "Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help." 67 minutes • 8 MB

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