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: Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare

Rev. Doug Nicely and Gary Duncan talk about the Lord’s Prayer and praying the separate petitions. Also, Doug shares the John Newton hymn “Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare”. 

A Moment of Faith: The National Anthem

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the National Anthem by Francis Scott Key. Hear the backstory and a verse from the anthem that is rarely sung.

A Moment of Faith: In Thee Is Gladness

Pastor Doug Nicely talks with Gary Duncan about the hymn “In Thee is Gladness” How has this hymn changed over the years? Hear the backstory that dates to the fifteen hundreds.

A Moment of Faith: In Christ There Is No East or West

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West”. This hymn text is at the heart of St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Listen as we dig deeper into Galatians 3: 23-29.

A Moment of Faith: Trinity Hymns

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses Holy Trinity Sunday with Gary Duncan. On this week’s program, you will hear about all three persons of the Trinity in the lyrics of the “Navy Hymn” that Doug shares with us. 

A Moment of Faith: Pentecost Hymns

On this episode Rev. Doug Nicely chats with Gary Duncan about Pentecost with his focus on the Holy Spirit. Doug also shares with us one of his favorite Holy Spirit hymns “Holiness Desire”. Listen, learn and enjoy.

A Moment of Faith: On Christ’s Ascension, This Alone

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses Ascension Day with Gary Duncan. How can we view Jesus’ ascension as our ascension? Doug also shares with us the Ascension hymn “On Christ Ascension this alone” Listen and also learn the meaning of the German word Himmelfahrt.

A Moment of Faith: Lift High the Cross

Rev. Doug Nicely and Gary Duncan conclude our discussion on the Easter season. Doug shares with us the Easter hymn “Lift High the Cross”.  Doug also uses the word ensign during this conversation. What does he mean by the term ensign?

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.