A Moment of Faith

Rev. Doug Nicely, pastor  of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Illinois, joins host Gary Duncan to reflect on the catechism and scripture. 

Show Time: Thursday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment of Faith: Easter Hymns

Rev. Doug Nicley shares with Gary another Easter hymn. The hymn this week was written by Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther. CFW Walther became the 1st President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Doug gives us a bit of the back story of his hymn and of CFW Walther.

A Moment of Faith: Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us

On this week’s program Rev. Doug Nicely talks with Gary Duncan about Good Shepherd Sunday. Doug also shares the hymn “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”. Hear the interesting backstory of this hymn.

A Moment of Faith: Christ Arose

On this week’s program Rev. Doug nicely shares with Gary Duncan an Easter hymn written in 1874 by Robert Lowry a professor of literature at Bucknell University. He was also a minister and hymn writer. The hymn that Doug sings for us is “Christ Arose” inspired by Mathew’s Gospel.

A Moment of Faith: Come, We That Love the Lord

Rev. Doug Nicely and Gary Duncan talk about Robert Lowery and Issaac Watts hymn “Come, We That Love the Lord” also known as “Marching to Zion”.  Hear the back story of this hymn that is perfect for Holy week.

A Moment of Faith: Am I the Soldier of the Cross

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the Issac Watts hymn based on 1st Corinthians 16, “Am I the Soldier of the Cross”. Listen and hear some interesting aspects of this hymn.

A Moment of Faith: Isaac Watts

Gary Duncan continues the conversation with Rev. Doug Nicely about Isaac Watts and his Lenten themed hymns. Listen and learn more about Isaac Watts who lived 300 years ago and hear how he got in trouble from writing hymns.

A Moment of Faith: Not All the Blood of Beasts

Rev. Doug Nicely shares with Gary Duncan another Lenten themed hymn from Isaac Watts This week we will learn about the hymn, “Not All the Blood of Beasts”.

A Moment of Faith: Hymn Writers

On this week’s podcast Rev. Doug Nicely talks with Gary Duncan about three different hymn writers. Hear about John Wesley, Isaac Watts and Fanny Crosby.

A Moment of Faith: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Rev. Doug Nicely Discusses with Gary Duncan the Lenten hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. Pastor Nicely walks us through this hymn and helps us to focus on the lyrics.

A Moment of Faith: Oh, the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Pastor Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the Golden Rule also known as the Royal Law. Pastor Nicely shares an example of this from Martin Luther. He also gives us a connection to the hymn “Oh, the Deep Deep Love of Jesus”.