A Moment of Faith from KFUO Radio

KFUO Radio

Rev. Doug Nicely, pastor

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

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Gary Duncan And Rev. Doug Nicely talk about the end of the Christian year. Where is it where heaven and earth touch?  Doug also shares with us the hymn "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones" written by Athelstan Riley.

Nov 11

10 min 2 sec

"Behold a Host Arrayed in White" is the hymn that we focus on during this All-Saints Day discussion with Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely.

Nov 4

9 min 38 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary discuss the Reformation. Pastor Nicely shares with us the Reformation hymn written by Martin Luther  "Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word".

Oct 28

7 min 19 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary discuss the hymn “Go, My Children, with My Blessing". This hymn explains how we learn about being children of God. 

Oct 21

9 min 23 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely talks with Gary about the hymn "Children of the Heavenly Father”. Pastor Nicely also explains that not all hymns with the reference to children are referring to only children.  

Oct 7

8 min 45 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely talks with Gary about the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. The focus of today's discussion is on giving everything to God in prayer.

Sep 30

10 min 3 sec

Pastor Doug Niceley talks with Gary about Nikolaus von Zinzendorf  (26 May 1700 – 9 May 1760)  a German religious and social reformer, bishop of the Moravian Church, founder of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Christian mission pioneer and a major figure of 18th century Protestantism. The discussion focuses on a few of the hymns written by Nikolaus von Zinzendorf . 

Sep 23

8 min 12 sec

Old hymns continue to be the theme on Moment of Faith as we hear hymn history from a vintage book that Doug found at a book sale. The book is over 90 years old. This week we talk and learn about the hymn, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul".

Sep 16

7 min 11 sec

We continue to talk about old hymns and this week Pastor Doug Nicely shares the backstory of the hymn Beulah Land.

Sep 9

8 min 24 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely shares the story of the hymn “From Greenland's Icy Mountains”.

Sep 2

9 min 42 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely reflect on how reading the Gospel of Mark causes him to think of the words of the Buddy Greene song “Recovering Pharisee”.  Doug connects this song to the words of Luther in the Small Catechism. Baptism is a lifelong journey. We must die to sins and a new man must emerge daily.

Aug 19

8 min 57 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely shares the back story of the hymn “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”.

Aug 12

8 min 41 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely shares insights with Gary about the children's hymn “Jesus Loves Even Me”.

Aug 5

9 min 39 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely talks to Gary about the backstory of the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul”.  Listen and learn about the tragedy surrounding that hymn.

Jul 29

10 min 10 sec

Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely chat about the feeding of the 5,000 and that leads us to talking about the petition of the Lord's Prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread."

Jul 15

8 min 23 sec

Gary and Pastor Doug Nicely discuss the spiritual “My Lord, What a Morning”.

Jul 8

9 min 3 sec

Gary and Pastor Matt Clark continue their two-year trip through the Bible. This week we read Job15-31. In our discussion we focus on Job 19 as Job continues to suffer.

Jul 2

10 min 3 sec

Gary and Pastor Nicely discuss the backstory of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". 

Jul 1

8 min 10 sec

Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely discuss the musical tune Slane.  What hymns have used this musical tune? Listen and find out.

Jun 24

10 min 25 sec

Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely discuss the hymn “Thy Word” and Psalm 119.

Jun 17

9 min 1 sec

Have you sung the hymn “Take My Life and Let it Be”? Gary and Pastor Nicely discuss the hymn writer and history of this classic hymn. 

Jun 10

9 min 54 sec

Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely talk about the backstory of the hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory.”

Jun 3

9 min 44 sec

Join Gary and Pastor Nicely for a Moment of Faith. With Holy Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day weekend ahead, our discussion is focused on the hymn “Eternal Father Strong to Save.” 

May 27

9 min 53 sec

The discussion on Moment of Faith with Gary Duncan and Pastor Nicely this week is Pentecost.

May 20

9 min

The discussion on Moment of Faith with Gary and Pastor Nicely this week is Ascension Day and the hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns.”

May 13

6 min 59 sec

This week, Pastor Nicely and Gary discuss the Easter hymn, "And Can It Be".

May 6

9 min 8 sec

This week Pastor Nicely and Gary discuss the Twenty-Third Psalm and songs and hymns derived from this beloved psalm. 

Apr 29

8 min 1 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary discuss the hymn Earth and All Stars. 

Apr 22

9 min 3 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary focus their conversation on hymns written by Martin Luther including the Easter hymn “Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands.”

Apr 15

12 min 26 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary begin a series of Easter hymn stories. This week they talk about the American preacher, Robert Lowry, who became a popular writer of gospel music in the mid- to late-19th century. His best-known hymns include "Shall We Gather at the River", "Christ Arose!", "How Can I Keep from Singing?" and "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus"

Apr 8

8 min 47 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary continue their discussion about spirituals during this Lenten season This week, a look at the spiritual “Nobody Knows the Trouble that I See.”

Mar 25

9 min 10 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary continue to talk about spirituals during this Lenten season. This week, they look at the spiritual "Steal Away."

Mar 18

8 min 33 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary chat about the spiritual "Wade in the Water."

Mar 11

10 min 57 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely and Gary chat about the Spiritual, “I feel like a motherless child.” Hear how Job also had similar feelings.

Feb 25

7 min 46 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely chats about the connection between Christian spirituals and Lent.

Feb 18

7 min 35 sec

Pastor Doug Nicely talks with Gary about the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Feb 11

8 min 34 sec

Our topic this week is the office of the keys and confession. Pastor Doug Nicely shares what it means to have the power of the keys. Who gives the authority of keys?

Feb 4

10 min 2 sec

Our topic this week is Holy Baptism. Pastor Doug Shares that in Romans we read that we are baptized into the death of Christ.  Therefore, just as Christ is resurrected, we too will walk in the newness of life. 

Jan 28

6 min 20 sec

How does God deliver us from evil? 

Jan 21

7 min 43 sec

What does "lead us not into temptation" mean? 

Jan 14

9 min 48 sec

What does "forgive us our trespasses" mean? 

Jan 7

7 min 21 sec

What is meant by daily bread?

Dec 2020

7 min 58 sec

How is God's will done? 

Dec 2020

8 min 15 sec

How does God's kingdom come? 

Nov 2020

7 min 34 sec

How is God's name kept holy? 

Nov 2020

9 min 9 sec

How does Jesus teach us to pray?

Nov 2020

7 min 57 sec

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit and faith?

Nov 2020

8 min 12 sec

What do we believe about Jesus Christ, God's Son, our Savior? 

Oct 2020

7 min 14 sec

What do we believe about God the Father, our Creator? 

Oct 2020

9 min 40 sec

Pastor Nicely and Gary discuss the ninth and tenth commandments and coveting. 

Oct 2020

7 min 33 sec