This Is Gonna Hurt - the Podcast of J. Gordon Duncan

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Welcome to This Is Gonna Hurt, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. At This is Gonna Hurt, we address the tough questions around our faith, fitness, financial, and family health. It hurts to make real change, but persevering through the pain is worth it to reach goals and be healthy. We are here to help… read more

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166 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Episode Seventy-One - Secret Worshiper - Gordon Visits a Small Church

July 15th, 2019

17:19

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In this episode, Gordon and his family visit a church plant, and he recounts his experience.  He talks about:


The Challenges of Young Churches

What …

Free Friday - Being Sick for 4 Days and What You Can Learn When Your Schedule is Interrupted

July 12th, 2019

7:12

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses being sick for 4 days and what you can learn when your plans are interrupted. Thanks for listening.

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Wednesday Wisdom - 40 Days of Prayer

July 10th, 2019

38:17

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In this episode, Gordon presents a 40 days of Prayer emphasis for his church, …

Episode Seventy - Spoiler Filled Review of Spiderman - Far From Home

July 8th, 2019

35:52

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In this episode, Gordon and Emma review "Spiderman - Far From Home".  Be warned; this episode is filled with spoilers.  Also, please forgive …

Free Friday - The Power and Health of Traditions

July 5th, 2019

7:16

While at the beach with his family, Gordon ponders a few traditions that they enjoy each year: Things like trips to the bookstore, going to the same restaurant, and a few others. In that, he encourages you to create a …

Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part Two

July 3rd, 2019

20:39

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Romans 6.1-14 Part Two.


Big Picture Question: If God loves me no matter what, what is the motivation to quit sinning? 


We …

Episode Sixty-Nine - Scott Ross, Starting New Businesses, and Training Entrepreneurs in Peru

July 1st, 2019

45:19

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In this episode, Gordon interviews Scott Ross.  Scott is the Five and Two Global Initiatives Founder, Executive Directo,r and Business as Missions …

Free Friday - Reach Out Speak Out - Enabling Sexual Abuse Survivors to Begin Healing

June 28th, 2019

6:54

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about enabling sexual abuse survivors to seek healing.  


He lauds the work of https://www.slave2nothing.org/

Wednesday Wisdom - Do We Work to Rest or Rest to Work? from Leviticus 25

June 26th, 2019

26:31

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Leviticus 25:


Big Picture Question: Do We Work to Rest or Rest to Work?


Rest

Grow

Mercy


Rest

Leviticus 25:1 The Lord …

Episode Sixty-Eight - My Favorite Podcasts

June 24th, 2019

16:57

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In this episode, Gordon discusses his favorite podcasts.  All in all, there …

Free Friday - One of the Most Creative Ads I've Ever Seen or Heard

June 21st, 2019

7:39

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about a video he saw on youtube from …

Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part One

June 19th, 2019

34:52

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at  Romans 6.1-14 part one.

  

Big Picture Question: If God loves me no matter what, what is the motivation to quit sinning? 

We …

Episode Sixty-Seven - The Year Of Living Keanu

June 17th, 2019

19:31

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In this episode, Gordon discusses how Keanu Reeves is owning 2019.  His impact can't be overstated after John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and so much more. …

Free Friday - Errors, Omissions, and Corrections

June 14th, 2019

7:41

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon offers a few corrections to his past Monday's episode about "The Executioner" Novels.  He mentions:


How gracious …

Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part Two from Romans 5.12-21

June 12th, 2019

32:55

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at the Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part Two from Romans 5.12-21.


Big Idea: The Flow of Redemptive Leadership


Starts from Zero

Episode Sixty-Six - The Life of a Pulp Fiction Author, an Interview with Doug Wojtowicz, an Author in the Mack Bolan series

June 10th, 2019

50:14

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In this episode, Gordon interviews Doug Wojtowicz.   Douglas P. Wojtowicz, …

Free Friday - Uplifting Versus Toxic Conversations

June 7th, 2019

7:34

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the need for encouraging conversations (while he makes breakfast)!  Hear about:


An evening of …

Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part One from Romans 5.12-21 aka "Who are you following?"

June 5th, 2019

29:40

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we look at the Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part One from Romans 5.12-21:

  

Big Idea: The Flow of Redemptive Leadership


Starts from …

Episode Sixty-Five Gordon versus Godzilla

June 3rd, 2019

18:08

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In this episode, Gordon talks about the new film, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and shares with you his love for all things Godzilla.  He talks …

Free Friday - The Perils of Home Ownership & Being Thankful

May 31st, 2019

5:36

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the perils of home ownership:  You will hear about:


A leaky hot water heater.

Poor customer service.

And …

Wednesday Wisdom - Gospel, Galatians, and Self-Image

May 29th, 2019

27:44

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In this episode, we take a break from the book of Romans and Gordon pursues the thought of how we can understand and create a healthy self-image from …

Episode Sixty-Four - Happy Memorial Day 2019

May 27th, 2019

12:07

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In this episode, Gordon talks about Memorial Day. We discuss: 


The privilege of being a pastor to the military.

Military stories from Gordon’s …

Free Friday - Caretakers Must Take Care of Themselves

May 24th, 2019

6:16

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the stress of being a caretaker. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, counselor, pastor, etc., care for …

Wednesday Wisdom - Why is Belief So Hard? from John 12.36-43

May 22nd, 2019

36:38

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, we take a break from the book of Romans and Gordon asks the question, "Why is Belief so Hard?" from John 12.36 - 43.


Truth: Why is …

Episode Sixty-Three - Marie Kondo, Books, & Sparking Joy

May 20th, 2019

20:11

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon talks about the Marie Kondo trend, books, and how to decide what to do with your library. We discuss:

Does it matter if books …

Free Friday - Landry Receives An Art Award But Doesn't

May 17th, 2019

6:53

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the stress of end of year school …

Wednesday Wisdom - How to Become Stronger from Romans 4.13-25

May 15th, 2019

34:31

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In this episode, Gordon ponders how to be stronger from Romans 4.21-35. Enjoy the notes below.

Thanks for listening.

Big Idea: How to Become Stronger 

First, …

Episode Sixty-Two - Gordon Puts Together a Drumkit, Connects with His Youth, and His Children

May 13th, 2019

18:35

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.    In this episode, Gordon puts together a drumkit, reminisces about his childhood passion, and connects with his kids. Things discussed: 


What Gordon …

Free Friday - Entitlement versus Charity? Rights versus Mercy? Expectation versus Reality

May 10th, 2019

6:08

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast.   In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the difference in an entitlement vs. charity mindset. Both words set off a host of expectations. Don’t …

Wednesday Wisdom - Motivation and Your Relationship with God from Romans 4.1-2

May 8th, 2019

37:02

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In this episode, Gordon examines our motivation and its connection to our relationship with God from Romans 4.1-2. Enjoy the notes below.


Big Idea: …

Episode Sixty-One - Do Girls Need to Stop Apologizing? a Review of Rachel Hollis' New Book

May 6th, 2019

19:40

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In this episode, Gordon reviews Rachel Hollis’ new book, “Girl, Stop …

Free Friday - One Last Word about Endgame and a discussion about spoilers & toxic culture

May 3rd, 2019

5:57

In this episode, I talk about spoilers, the toxic culture around them, and one last word about Endgame. I also talk about possibly adding a fifth “F” …

Wednesday Wisdom - Forgetting to Fear from Luke 24 Easter 2019

May 1st, 2019

30:11

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In this episode, Gordon preaches about forgetting to fear from Luke 24 from his 2019 Easter sermon at Evident Grace Fellowship.  Thanks for listening. 

Episode Sixty - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Full Review with Emma Duncan (SPOILERS!!!)

April 29th, 2019

50:12

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In this episode, Gordon once again shares the mic with Emma as they review Avengers Endgame. WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS – LOTS OF THEM!!!

Free Friday - 2 Hour Break from Screens

April 26th, 2019

5:37

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon shares how a 2 hour break from all screens (phone, computer, etc.) saved his vacation and provided for some great family time. Give it a try yourself. Thanks for listening!

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Wednesday Wisdom - Crying Out to God from Psalm 6

April 24th, 2019

34:52

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In this episode, Gordon pulls out an oldy but a goody sermon from 2012 when he …

Episode Fifty-Nine - 3 Tips to Fight Aging

April 22nd, 2019

17:59

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In this episode, Gordon shares his experiences with facing the big 5 0. Yes, …

Free Friday - Why is Called Good Friday and What is a Tenebrae?

April 19th, 2019

7:13

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Good Friday. We also talk about:

Wednesday Wisdom - Wishing to See Jesus from John 12 - Palm Sunday

April 17th, 2019

29:58

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA.  In this …

Episode Fifty-Eight - To Whom Should We Pray & Why? An Interview with the EAR Podcast

April 15th, 2019

58:12

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In this episode, Gordon shares with you an interview from the E.A.R (Evangelical and Reformed Podcast https://anchor.fm/elderqueen. Their host, Brandon …

Free Friday - Why You Should Watch "the Inventor", the Story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

April 12th, 2019

7:42

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the HBO documentary, “The …

Wednesday Wisdom - Why am I Happy? I Didn't do Anything from Romans 3.21-31

April 10th, 2019

40:04

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In this episode, Gordon preaches from Romans 3.21-31 and pursues the Big Picture Question: Why am I happy? I didn’t do anything? You can find the notes …

Episode Fifty-Seven - Bouncing Back from Failure and Facing Your Fears

April 8th, 2019

15:07

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In this episode, Gordon faces his own failures. After DNF’ing a marathon (did not …

Free Friday - Podcasts are the New Google aka Why You Need to Start a Podcast

April 5th, 2019

5:47

Welcome to another episode of the This is Gonna Hurt Podcast with J. Gordon Duncan. In this free Friday episode we talk about how podcasting is the new Google and why you need to start your own podcast. Thanks for …

Wednesday Wisdom - When Bad News is Good News from Romans 3.9-20

April 3rd, 2019

35:05

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

Episode Fifty-Six - Gordon and Emma Review Every Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

April 1st, 2019

1:03:04

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In this episode, Gordon is once again joined by your favorite co-host, Emma Duncan. Gordon and Emma review every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic …

Free Friday - Risking Massive Failure is a Good Thing

March 29th, 2019

7:15

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about risking massive failure and why it’s worth it. He talks about:

His upcoming marathon.
What he’s learned …

Wednesday Wisdom - God's Champion & Your Part in the Fight from 1 Samuel 17.1-27

March 27th, 2019

41:25

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

Episode Fifty-Five - How to Stay Young While You Get Older with Flexibility, Stretching, and Yoga

March 25th, 2019

20:45

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In this episode, Gordon talks about staying young while getting older. How do you …

Free Friday - The Hardest Thing about Parenting

March 22nd, 2019

7:54

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the hardest thing he has learned about being a parent.  Gordon talks about...


The privilege of …

Wednesday Wisdom - What's the Point? from Romans 3.1-8

March 20th, 2019

39:23

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

Episode Fifty-Four - How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

March 18th, 2019

19:17

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon shares his tips on getting a good night’s sleep.


Good sleep is the game-changer for productivity and achieving your goals. …

Free Friday - How to Market Your Product, Service, or Business in This Retail Hostile Environment

March 15th, 2019

6:51

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon answers the question, “With all of those retailers closing their doors, how do you recommend that businesses market …

Wednesday Wisdom - What Are You Counting on? from Romans 2.25-29

March 13th, 2019

37:16

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

Episode Fifty-Three - Interview with The Creative Coping Podcast Hosted by Johnny Anomaly

March 11th, 2019

52:16

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon shares his interview with “The Creative Coping Podcast” hosted by Johnny Anomaly.


Johnny Anomaly is a spoken word poet, author, …

Free Friday - 10 Elements of a Growth Environment from John Maxwell

March 8th, 2019

7:04

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon about the 10 elements of a growth environment from John Maxwell and his new book, “Leadershift”. Gordon talks about…

Wednesday Wisdom - The Standard is the Standard from Romans 2.12-24

March 6th, 2019

38:48

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

The One Year Celebration of Podcasting With a Surprise Guest!

March 4th, 2019

29:55

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In this episode, Gordon celebrates the One Year anniversary of the podcast. We talk about the top 5 podcasts of the past year:


Number 5: Episode 29 – …

Free Friday - Procrastination is Laziness Mixed With Fear & Doubt

March 1st, 2019

6:30

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon ponders why 97% of books are never finished. One author argues that most authors never finish their books due to …

Wednesday Wisdom - God's Wake Up Call to the Church from Romans 2.5-11

February 27th, 2019

36:24

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. 


In this …

Episode 51 - Reliving Childhood Memories as Gordon visits Cowboys Stadium & Sees Kiss In Concert

February 25th, 2019

19:24

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon relives his childhood memories of Kiss, the Cowboys, and Comics. Gordon recounts his recent visit to Dallas Texas to visit his …

Free Friday - Enjoy Traveling With These 3 Easy Tips

February 22nd, 2019

6:50

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses three tips he learned after several weeks of traveling. In this episode, we discuss: reading instead of looking at your phone, talking to strangers, and getting through …

Wednesday Wisdom - How to Talk to a Non-Christian from Romans 2.1-4

February 20th, 2019

35:43

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this …

Episode 50 - Interview with Dr. Donald Guthrie, author of "Resilient Ministry"

February 18th, 2019

26:20

Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks Dr. Donald Guthrie. In his book “Resilient Ministry” he talks about the essential elements that are necessary for anyone …

Free Friday - What to Learn from the Fyre Festival Debacle

February 15th, 2019

7:39

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the debacle that was the Fyre Festival …

Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When We Don't Acknowledge God? aka Acknowledge is Power from Romans 1.28-32

February 13th, 2019

36:36

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this …

Episode 49 - John Maxwell's Tips for Being a Great Partner in Life & Business

February 11th, 2019

15:03

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In this episode, Gordon talks about his recent opportunity to hear the leader of leaders, John Maxwell, speak. John gave his tips on how to be a great …

Free Friday - Black History Month Spotlight of Gordon's Favorite Author, Richard Wright

February 8th, 2019

7:15

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates Black History Month by highlighting his favorite author, Richard Wright. Richard Wright was the first …

Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When God Gives Up? from Romans 1.24-32

February 6th, 2019

1:23:51

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this …

Episode 48 - How to Age Well or Fighting the Effects of Aging Healthfully

February 4th, 2019

21:49

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In this episode, Gordon talks about aging well. He discusses ageless wonders like Tom Brady and Meb, the winner of the Boston Marathon. Specifically, …

Free Friday - Being Kind's the Best Option aka A Local Business Won't Help a Shutdown Gov't Worker

February 1st, 2019

6:32

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about trying to get some help for a government worker who is working for no pay during the shutdown. This …

Wednesday Wisdom - Why Does God Show His Wrath? from Romans 1.18-23

January 30th, 2019

35:18

This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace Fellowship (www.evidentgrace.com) in Fredericksburg, VA. In this …

Episode 47 - What Do Business Conferences Have to Teach the Church?

January 28th, 2019

15:43

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In this episode, Gordon talks about returning to the 10X Growth Con. 10X is a growth conference that provides speakers and networking to help you grow …

Free Friday - Do You Work as Hard as Your Parents? AKA When Goals & Actions Are Out of Alignment

January 25th, 2019

7:53

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks to a young man who admits that his goals of providing for his family (like his parents) don’t line up with …

Wednesday Wisdom - How Does God Comfort the Troubled Heart from John 13:36 - John 14:7

January 23rd, 2019

35:37

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 46 - Growing in Weakness as an Individual and a Leader

January 21st, 2019

17:12

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In this episode, Gordon follows up on the previous Free Friday episode where he …

Free Friday - ICNU - Telling Folks What You See in Them from "Hero Maker" author, Dave Ferguson

January 18th, 2019

6:16

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about telling people, “ICNU”. This is when you encourage people by telling them, “I see in you _______.” It’s …

Wednesday Wisdom - Is God Mad at Us? A Breakout Session from Romans on the Wrath of God

January 16th, 2019

27:52

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 45 - 10 Behaviors that Hinder Organizational Growth from Brene Brown's "Dare to Lead"

January 14th, 2019

18:01

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In this episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon speaks about 10 behaviors that hinder leadership and organizational growth from Brene …

Free Friday - The Border Wall Debate & the Lack of Civility

January 11th, 2019

7:08

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about America’s central argument: to build a border wall or not. Specifically, Gordon calls us to …

Wednesday Wisdom - The Link Between Faith & the End of Shame from Romans 1.1-17

January 9th, 2019

41:40

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 44 - Gordon is Interviewed by a German Podcast about Running

January 7th, 2019

22:51

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In this episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon shares his interview with the German podcast “Frage Podcast”. In it, he answers these five …

Free Friday - Bird Box and the Government Shutdown Hold the Same Appeal

January 4th, 2019

7:30

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about our country’s two phenomena: the Netflix original “Bird Box” and our present government shutdown. In …

Wednesday Wisdom - The Book of Romans is About the Removal of Shame

January 2nd, 2019

20:42

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident …

Episode 43 - All of Our Families Have a Story

December 31st, 2018

13:10

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In this episode of “This is Gonna Hurt” Gordon talks about the reality that none of our families are perfect. We all have stories of addiction, …

Free Friday - My Hero Jason Becker - the Greatest Musician You've Never Heard of

December 28th, 2018

8:31

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon shares with you about one of his heroes: Jason Becker. Jason is an American born guitar player who leapt on the …

Wednesday Wisdom - How a Christian Can Plan for the New Year

December 26th, 2018

38:06

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 42 - Memories of Christmas Eve & Three Prayers for You, the Listener

December 24th, 2018

12:10

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about his memories of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He talks about:

Christmas Eve as a child.
Christmas Eve as …

Free Friday - Someone Vandalizes Gordon's Car & Lessons to Be Learned

December 21st, 2018

7:10

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about being the victim of vandalism. His poor car is taking the hits this year. Gordon talks about:

His history with vandalism.
How to pray.
Teaching our kids.

Thanks for listening.

Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon Two - The End of Shame from Luke 2.1-7

December 19th, 2018

39:14

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 41 - The Non-Runners Year End Running Episode

December 17th, 2018

26:22

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about his running in 2018 and makes it relevant even if you hate running. He talks about:

What do you do when …

Free Friday - The Single Best Tip to Survive the Holidays

December 14th, 2018

5:50

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon walks you through the holiday craziness. In this slightly longer episode, Gordon talks about the best way to …

Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon One - The End of Shame from Isaiah 9.1-7

December 12th, 2018

36:06

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 40 - The Difference Between Uncomfortable Growth and Heading in the Wrong Direction

December 10th, 2018

14:03

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks the difference between uncomfortable growth and heading in the wrong direction. He talks about:

Getting the …

Free Friday - The Week in Review

December 7th, 2018

7:26

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon walks you through the week in review. In this slightly longer episode, Gordon talks about

A Tough Email
A Tough Medical …

Wednesday Wisdom - Introduction to the Book of Romans

December 5th, 2018

37:56

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This is a “Wednesday Wisdom” episode of “This is Gonna Hurt”. In our Wednesday Wisdom episodes, we post sermons from Gordon’s preaching at Evident Grace …

Episode 39 - Experiential Marketing & a Trip to the Movie Theater

December 3rd, 2018

12:31

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about how his trip to the Alamo Drafthouse taught him about experiential marketing and why we consume what we …

Free Friday - Reverse Advent Calendar

November 29th, 2018

7:14

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Advent, it’s history, and what a reverse Advent looks like. Gordon challenges you all to take the reverse …

Episode 38 - The Bechdel Test & the Portrayal of Women in the Movies

November 26th, 2018

16:45

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, Gordon talks about the Bechdel Test. What’s the Bechdel Test? The Bechdel Test is a system for rating movies that asks three …

Free Friday - Black Friday Edition

November 22nd, 2018

5:48

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Black Friday – the day when so many businesses move into the profit side of the ledger. Gordon talks …

Episode 37 - Thanksgiving and the Ending the Shame Cultures of Home & Church

November 19th, 2018

11:32

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about Thanksgiving, and how, for many people, …

Free Friday - A Stan Lee Tribute in Light of His Passing

November 16th, 2018

5:58

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates the life of Stan Lee. Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics passed away this week. In this episode, …

Episode 36 - Pre-Holiday Preview - 3 Tips to Stress Free Gift-Giving

November 12th, 2018

14:13

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about the holidays and how to be stress-free …

Free Friday - Gordon is Thankful on His 48th Birthday aka How to Be Thankful as You Get Older

November 8th, 2018

6:05

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates his 48th birthday. He finds 3 areas …

Episode 35 - This Election is Gonna Hurt

November 5th, 2018

17:03

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about some of the realties of the upcoming election in an episode called, “This Election is Gonna Hurt”.

The goal is …

Free Friday - Enjoying Every Sip of Coffee

November 1st, 2018

5:52

Welcome To another Free Friday episode of This is Gonna Hurt podcast. In this episode, Gordon searches for a good cup of coffee and learns that he …

Episode 34 - The Danger of Pre-Judgment & How to Truly Get to Know Other People

October 29th, 2018

18:20

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about the danger of pre-judging people and things.

The thought here is that there is a temptation to form opinions …

Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson.

October 25th, 2018

6:01

Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson. In this “Free Friday” episode, Gordon celebrates the life of Eugene Peterson. He was a Godly man, …

Episode 33 - Fried Oreos & Overcoming Obstacles on the Way toward Your Goals

October 22nd, 2018

17:26

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”, the podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. In this episode, we talk about how to overcome obstacles on the way to your goals.

Having a goal is great, but if you don’t have a plan for …

Free Friday - How to Handle Criticism

October 19th, 2018

5:54

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon ponders how to handle criticism in light of the criticism he received after Monday's episode about the Personal …

Episode 32 - The Personal Growth Movement & The Church

October 15th, 2018

21:15

Welcome to the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”. In this episode, we talk about the rise of the Personal Growth movement, and we discuss the church’s mixed reaction to it. We talk about:

The history of the movement from “How …

Free Friday - One of the Greatest Pastors You've Never Heard Of - Pastor Appreciation

October 12th, 2018

5:51

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon expresses gratitude to one of the pastors of his youth.

This pastor kept a …

Episode 31 - What is the Gospel of Christ?

October 8th, 2018

14:44

In this episode, Gordon asks the question, “What is the Gospel of Christ?”

In our area, there are many churches that talk about all the good that God has planned for you, but they don’t about sin or the need for …

Free Friday - Can You Love Jesus When He Purposefully Causes You Pain?

October 5th, 2018

6:05

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In this Free Friday episode, Gordon asks this question: Can you love Jesus even if …

Episode 30 - Middle School Confessions (Advice to Parents)

October 1st, 2018

21:45

In this episode, Gordon brings back Emma, his 12-year-old daughter, for a third interview! In this episode, Emma talks about middle school. She talks …

Free Friday - How Well Do You Wait for God?

September 28th, 2018

6:02

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about waiting, specifically, waiting for God. We talk about:

Waiting for what God has promised.
Waiting for …

Episode 29 - How to Make Real Change in Your Life

September 24th, 2018

12:13

In this episode, Gordon talks about how to make real change in your life. In light of the passing of a friend, Gordon considers what the steps are in our lives if we want to make real, positive change. He talks about:

Free Friday - Taking Fast Hold of God

September 21st, 2018

5:31

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about taking fast hold of Christ. He talks about:

What it means to take fast hold of Christ.
How Christ holds …

Episode 28 - The 3 Essential Qualities to Meet Any Goal

September 17th, 2018

14:47

In this episode, Gordon talks about 3 things needed to meet any goal. Whether you are trying to start a business, lose weight or anything else, these are the 3 essential qualities. Gordon talks about
Setting the purpose …

Free Friday - Is God Good During the Bad Times?

September 14th, 2018

6:33

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about calling God good, even during the bad times. He asks:

What do you say when something good happens?
What do you say when something bad happens?
Can you can God good no matter …

Episode 27 - How to Bounce Back When You Miss Your Goal

September 10th, 2018

15:22

In this episode, Gordon talks about how he missed his goal at a recent Boston Qualifying Marathon. In fact, Gordon DNF'd (did not finish). We all miss goals every now and then, so how do we keep moving and stay …

Free Friday - How to Prepare for a Big Day

September 7th, 2018

6:17

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about how to prepare for a big day. You know what we are talking about: prepping for an interview, a marathon, etc. Gordon offers tips on:
Prepping the night before.
Picking out …

Episode 26 - Celebrating Work on Labor Day

September 3rd, 2018

10:44

In this episode, Gordon celebrates work on Labor Day. He talks about:

The origin of Labor Day
The goodness of work
The redemption of work
And lots of …

Free Friday - Creating an Enduring Legacy

August 31st, 2018

6:34

The time to start thinking about an enduring & Godly legacy is now. You can’t start too early.

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about what the essential elements of a Godly legacy looks like by examining the …

Episode 25 - The Benefit of Having a Guilty Pleasure

August 27th, 2018

11:50

In this episode, Gordon talks about the benefits of a having a guilty pleasure. What is a guilty pleasure? A guilty pleasure is something fun and silly that just helps you have fun and relax. We all need them. Gordon …

Free Friday - Embracing and Overcoming Failure

August 24th, 2018

6:19

Thomas Edison made 1,000 attempts before creating the light bulb. A reporter asked him, "How does it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I …

Episode 24 - Lessons Learned as a Dad Raising Daughters

August 20th, 2018

14:35

In this episode, Gordon talks about what it is like to raise daughters. With the help of his great wife, Gordon shares a few lessons that he has learned. He talks about:

Why it is important to restrain anger when in …

Free Friday - Fighting and Preventing Burnout

August 17th, 2018

6:47

In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about how to battle and possible prevent burnout in your life. He talks about:

Spiritual Disciplines
The Benefit of Exercise
The Reason Why Setting Goals is Important

As Gordon …

Episode 23 - Fighting Loneliness

August 13th, 2018

11:22

In this episode, Gordon talks about an issue that affects almost all of us: loneliness. He talks about things like:

The causes of loneliness.
Steps to prevent loneliness.
How to walk out of loneliness.
And lots more.

As …

Free Friday - Coming up in the "This is Gonna Hurt" Podcast

August 10th, 2018

6:31

In this episode, Gordon talks about what’s in store for the “This is Gonna Hurt Podcast”. He talks about things like:

An interview with Danny Bowen of www.80bitpodsmash.com talking about video game addiction.

An interview …

Episode 22 - Practical Steps to Avoid Worry in Your Life

August 6th, 2018

14:16

In this episode, Gordon discusses the problem of worrying. We think about these things:

John Assaraf said, “Worry is a prayer for what you don’t want.”

Jesus’ Teaching from Matthew 6 about worry and about how much God …

Free Friday - Healthy Questions for Married Folks

August 3rd, 2018

5:16

In this episode, Gordon offers a set of questions for married folks.

Who are we?
What have we learned?
What have we created?
What progress have we made?

Episode 21 - The Secret, the Law of Attraction, & Prosperity

July 30th, 2018

14:07

In this episode, Gordon discusses the heresy of the Law of Attraction. He discusses The book “The Secret” Prosperity Gospel Preachers Positive and negative attitudes Biblical Prosperity This episode is sponsored by …

Free Friday - Is Different Better Than Better?

July 27th, 2018

6:01

In this episode, Gordon ponders the quote from Sally Hogshead. She says, “Is Different Better Than Better?” Sally is the author of “Fascinate" and Gordon plans on reading it over vacation.

What do you think, “Is …

Episode 20 - A Theology of Vacation

July 23rd, 2018

16:33

In this episode, Gordon ponders if there is a theology of vacation. He argues there is and offers a few tips so you can make your vacation restful, …

Free Friday - Did You Give $ to the Top 100 Celebrities

July 20th, 2018

7:24

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon asks the question, "How many of the top 100 celebrity earners did you give money?" Does that line up with your values?

In this fun exercise, you …

Episode 19 - The LowCarb Lifestyle for Body & Brain Health

July 16th, 2018

18:16

In this episode, Gordon talks about the low-carb lifestyle and the difference it has made for both his fitness and his battle with epilepsy. Questions we ask are:

What’s the difference between low-carb and paleo or keto?

Free Friday - Are You Interested or Committed Towards Your Goals?

July 13th, 2018

5:47

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon asks the question, "Are You Interested or Committed Towards Meeting Your Goals?" If you are only interested, you probably won't meet them. If you …

Episode 18 - The Myth of the 40 Hour Work Week

July 9th, 2018

19:28

In this episode, Gordon speaks about the myth of the 40-hour work week. We talk about…

Free Friday - One Tip To Help You Sleep Better & Recover

July 6th, 2018

5:56

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon shares one tip that will help you sleep better and recover from any form exercise. This secret will transform your health. This will only take 7 …

Episode 17 - Gordon Wrecks His Car & What He Should Learn

July 2nd, 2018

15:17

In this episode, Gordon speaks about his recent car wreck and how it has affected him, his wife, and his daughters. Something like that opens up questions about finances and what God is doing. Questions Gordon asks are:

Free Friday - No Fitness Plan Means No Plan

June 29th, 2018

6:07

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about how Gordon plans out his fitness plan each week. It’s part of his exercise plan. Do you have a fitness plan? If you don’t have a plan, you …

Episode 16 - Encouragement to Pastors Amid the Summer Slump

June 25th, 2018

11:56

In this episode, Gordon speaks directly to pastors to encourage them in them summer slump. Many church contexts slow down during the summer, and as a …

Free Friday - Sump Pumps, Backups, & Asking How You're Doing

June 22nd, 2018

5:56

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about how Gordon had to replace his sump pump backup and how it reminded him to take a day off from working out to assess how he is doing.

If you …

Episode 15 - Interview w/ Ligon Duncan, the church & #metoo

June 18th, 2018

22:23

While at the Presbyterian Church of America’s (PCA) General Assembly, it was my privilege to interview Dr. Ligon Duncan. If you don’t know who he is, …

Free Friday - How Good and Pleasant is Unity

June 15th, 2018

5:22

Gordon arrives home from his church’s convention with this thought - How Good and Pleasant is Unity.

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Episode 14 - Dad vs Daughter Part Two with Emma

June 11th, 2018

31:18

In this episode, Gordon again talks to his daughter, Emma. We call these episodes “Dad vs. Daughter”. This is where we talk about various topics and get both of our perspectives. In this episode, we talk about

What the …

Free Friday - Perseverance, Ovechkin, & the Capitals

June 8th, 2018

5:54

In this Free Friday Episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we talk about Perseverance, Alex Ovechkin, & the Washington Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin is one of the greatest players of his generation, if not all time. …

Episode 13 - Gordon Gets a Skin Biopsy & Encourages You to See Dermatologist

June 4th, 2018

11:59

In this episode, Gordon talks about his recent visit to the dermatologist for a skin biopsy to check for cancer. He talks about...

Why he went to the …

Free Friday - Situational Awareness

June 1st, 2018

5:58

Situational awareness is when we have an objectivity about our self and wisdom about people in and out of season. In light of the NBA finals game one loss, there’s a lot to learn about situational awareness. This …

Episode 12 - Military Appreciation & Memorial Day

May 28th, 2018

14:25

In this episode, Gordon talks about the need for military appreciation and celebrating Memorial Day. He talks about...

His brother's military service.
His brother in law's military service.
The Murph Challenge
And lot's …

Free Friday - Your Credit Card Debt is Not Goliath

May 25th, 2018

5:36

David & Goliath is not about overcoming challenges in your life. It is about living out victory, not how to achieve victory.

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Episode 11 - Royal Wedding Marketing Lessons

May 21st, 2018

16:27

In this episode, Gordon talks about the marketing lessons we can learn from the recent royal wedding. When a single event attracts 2 billion viewers, …

Free Friday - why Gordon is not the drummer of Motley Crue

May 18th, 2018

4:55

Be encouraged and know that God values every gift and talent you have because he gave them to you.

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Episode 10 - What Does a Pastor Do?

May 14th, 2018

22:02

In this episode, Gordon explores the age-old question, "What does a pastor do?" Well, believe it or not, a pastor does work more than just an hour a …

Free Friday

May 11th, 2018

4:10

Welcome to the very first free Friday episode. This is a short five minute thought to get you ready for the weekend. In this episode we talk about how God sees differently than we do. For more, check out

Episode 9 - Dad vs. Daughter Talk Pop Culture

May 7th, 2018

32:30

Today in the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, we have our first Dad vs. Daughter episode. In it, my 11-year-old daughter, Emma, talk about topics that …

Episode 8 - The Church, Protecting Abused Spouses, & Divorce

April 30th, 2018

15:24

Today, we take up the controversy surrounding Paige Patterson’s, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, comments about …

Episode 7 - Taking First Steps to Redeem Your Grief

April 23rd, 2018

15:00

In this episode, Gordon talks about taking practical steps to walk out of grief and into redemption. You'll hear...

A wonderfully redemptive example.

Episode 6 - 3 Tips for Dads in Honor of Gordon's Father, Sam

April 16th, 2018

15:46

In this episode, Gordon remembers his father, "Sam", at the sixth year of his passing. From Sam's example, Gordon gives dads 3 tips.

Admit your mistakes.
Teach lessons from those mistakes.
Be Gracious.

This podcast might be …

Episode 5 - Being Kind Builds Relationships

April 9th, 2018

15:59

In this episode, Gordon talks about kindness. He discusses...

The various definitions of kindness.
How people don't care what you believe if you aren't kind.
How kindness builds relationships.
A story of how someone was …

Episode 4 - Why You May Need a Side Gig & What to Do Next

April 3rd, 2018

14:26

In this episode, Gordon talks about how most everyone needs a side income and how to begin to make extra money. You will hear him talk about… What …

Episode 3 - Making Easter a Time for Family

March 27th, 2018

11:48

In this episode, Gordon talks about how Easter can be a great time to be thankful for your family. Even if you don't celebrate Easter, the weekend is …

Episode Two - Don't be a Lazy Slug

March 20th, 2018

20:52

In this episode, Gordon talks about laziness and how it interplays with faith. We talk about things like:

What does the Bible say about slothfulness …

Episode One

March 13th, 2018

14:41

In this episode, Gordon talks about the importance of setting goals. He talks about:

How we are all designed to set goals.
Why people of faith should …

Episode Zero

March 6th, 2018

8:52

Check out the intro episode of the This is Gonna Hurt Podcast of J. Gordon Duncan. Thanks for listening, and find out more about the podcast and lots of other things at www.jgordonduncan.com.

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