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April 26, 2019

Hymns on the Christian Life

​Grab your hymnal and join us at the Radio Backyard Fence. Dr. Leland Ryken wants to help you understand the depth of the poetry of 40 favorite hymns. They give comfort and conviction. They connect us with each other. But the poetry can also help deepen our devotion to God. An English professor looks at the hymnal—and shows things we’ve missed in those familiar songs.



Leland Ryken
Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is the author of more than fifty books on biblical and literary topics, the literary editor of the ESV Bible, and emeritus professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.

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Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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Chris Fabry Live builds up the spiritual immune system of believers. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.