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

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. Who am I, and why should you listen to me? I certainly don’t know everything, but I am a husband, father, pastor, endurance athlete, epilepsy fighter, writer, and business consultant. Along the way, I’ll share my mistakes and my wins. You can find out more about at me www.jgordonduncan.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support


Free Friday - An Invitation to Retreat
Jul 19 • 6 min
Free Friday - Gordon shares about his sabbatical and a book called “An Invitation to Retreat” by Ruth Haley Barton. You can find it at: Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God (Transforming Resources)…
Wednesday Wisdom - A Living out Humility from John 7.53 – 8.11
Jul 17 • 43 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon asks the question: What does it look like to live out a life of humility? This is a sermon from 2015 from John 7.53 – 8.11 Thanks for listening! If you would like to…
Episode Seventy-One - Secret Worshiper - Gordon Visits a Small Church
Jul 15 • 17 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 He Enjoyed What was Challenging Thanks for…
Free Friday - Being Sick for 4 Days and What You Can Learn When Your Schedule is Interrupted
Jul 12 • 7 min
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. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support
Wednesday Wisdom - 40 Days of Prayer
Jul 10 • 38 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon presents a 40 days of Prayer emphasis for his church, Evident Grace Fellowship. If you would like to follow along in their 40 Days of Prayer, you can find all 40…
Episode Seventy - Spoiler Filled Review of Spiderman - Far From Home
Jul 8 • 35 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon and Emma review “Spiderman - Far From Home”. Be warned; this episode is filled with spoilers. Also, please forgive Gordon’s raspy voice. In this episode, we talk…
Free Friday - The Power and Health of Traditions
Jul 5 • 7 min
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 few traditions of your own. Thanks…
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part Two
Jul 3 • 20 min
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 are Alive Our Old Self is Dead Sin Has…
Episode Sixty-Nine - Scott Ross, Starting New Businesses, and Training Entrepreneurs in Peru
Jul 1 • 45 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon interviews Scott Ross. Scott is the Five and Two Global Initiatives Founder, Executive Directo,r and Business as Missions Consultant. Five and Two Global…
Free Friday - Reach Out Speak Out - Enabling Sexual Abuse Survivors to Begin Healing
Jun 28 • 6 min
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/ He speaks about his efforts through…
Wednesday Wisdom - Do We Work to Rest or Rest to Work? from Leviticus 25
Jun 26 • 26 min
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 spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2…
Episode Sixty-Eight - My Favorite Podcasts
Jun 24 • 16 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon discusses his favorite podcasts. All in all, there are about a dozen regular podcasts that I listen to. In this episode we will discuss the podcasts that are updated…
Free Friday - One of the Most Creative Ads I’ve Ever Seen or Heard
Jun 21 • 7 min
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 Davie504 https://youtu.be/Pzb15p8hWd0. It is truly one of the best pieces of advertising I have ever seen.…
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Obey if God is Going to Love Us Anyway? from Romans 6.1-14 Part One
Jun 19 • 34 min
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 are Alive Our Old Self is Dead Sin Has…
Episode Sixty-Seven - The Year Of Living Keanu
Jun 17 • 19 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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. But what’s the cause of this…
Free Friday - Errors, Omissions, and Corrections
Jun 14 • 7 min
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 Linda Pendleton, Don Pendleton’s wife, is…
Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part Two from Romans 5.12-21
Jun 12 • 32 min
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 Moves towards Abundance Abounds in…
Episode Sixty-Six - The Life of a Pulp Fiction Author, an Interview with Doug Wojtowicz, an Author in the Mack Bolan series
Jun 10 • 50 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon interviews Doug Wojtowicz. Douglas P. Wojtowicz, Doug to his friends, is a Chicago area, Illinois, United States pulp fiction writer and one of the authors of the…
Free Friday - Uplifting Versus Toxic Conversations
Jun 7 • 7 min
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 complaining. A poor conversation that turns…
Wednesday Wisdom - The Flow of Redemptive Leadership Part One from Romans 5.12-21 aka “Who are you following?”
Jun 5 • 29 min
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 Zero Moves towards Abundance Abounds in…
Episode Sixty-Five Gordon versus Godzilla
Jun 3 • 18 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 about: See Godzilla vs Megalon with his dad…
Free Friday - The Perils of Home Ownership & Being Thankful
May 30 • 5 min
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 how a half of tree wound up in Gordon’s…
Wednesday Wisdom - Gospel, Galatians, and Self-Image
May 29 • 27 min
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 pursues the thought of how we can understand and create a healthy self-image from the Gospel as it is explained in the…
Episode Sixty-Four - Happy Memorial Day 2019
May 26 • 12 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about Memorial Day. We discuss: The privilege of being a pastor to the military. Military stories from Gordon’s family. Ways to be thankful. If you would like…
Free Friday - Caretakers Must Take Care of Themselves
May 24 • 6 min
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 others is stressful. Gordon talks about: A…
Wednesday Wisdom - Why is Belief So Hard? from John 12.36-43
May 22 • 36 min
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 belief so hard? Belief is so hard because…
Episode Sixty-Three - Marie Kondo, Books, & Sparking Joy
May 19 • 20 min
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 spark joy? Gordon’s history with books.…
Free Friday - Landry Receives An Art Award But Doesn’t
May 16 • 6 min
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 activities. Specifically, he highlights how his daughter, Landry, received an award but there was no…
Wednesday Wisdom - How to Become Stronger from Romans 4.13-25
May 15 • 34 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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, exercise your faith. Romans 4.…
Episode Sixty-Two - Gordon Puts Together a Drumkit, Connects with His Youth, and His Children
May 13 • 18 min
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 used instead of drums as a kid. How he…
Free Friday - Entitlement versus Charity? Rights versus Mercy? Expectation versus Reality
May 10 • 6 min
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 miss out on this episode. Thanks so…
Wednesday Wisdom - Motivation and Your Relationship with God from Romans 4.1-2
May 8 • 37 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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: Motivation and a Relationship with God…
Episode Sixty-One - Do Girls Need to Stop Apologizing? a Review of Rachel Hollis’ New Book
May 5 • 19 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon reviews Rachel Hollis’ new book, “Girl, Stop Apologizing”. Things discussed: An Overview of the Book Do Girls Need to Stop Apologizing? Why Rachel Hollis takes so…
Free Friday - One Last Word about Endgame and a discussion about spoilers & toxic culture
May 2 • 5 min
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” to our faith family fitness and finances. Thanks for listening. —- Support this podcast:…
Wednesday Wisdom - Forgetting to Fear from Luke 24 Easter 2019
May 1 • 30 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon preaches about forgetting to fear from Luke 24 from his 2019 Easter sermon at Evident Grace Fellowship. Thanks for listening. Big Idea: Forgetting to Fear…
Episode Sixty - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Full Review with Emma Duncan (SPOILERS!!!)
Apr 29 • 50 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon once again shares the mic with Emma as they review Avengers Endgame. WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS – LOTS OF THEM!!! Things they discuss: A play by play…
Free Friday - 2 Hour Break from Screens
Apr 25 • 5 min
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! —- Support this podcast:…
Wednesday Wisdom - Crying Out to God from Psalm 6
Apr 24 • 34 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon pulls out an oldy but a goody sermon from 2012 when he preached at Sovereign King. He preaches from Psalm 6 where we learn that if God cries, we can cry to. Thanks…
Episode Fifty-Nine - 3 Tips to Fight Aging
Apr 22 • 17 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon shares his experiences with facing the big 5 0. Yes, Gordon has to admit he is getting older, and along the way, he wants to share with you 3 tips to fight the aging…
Free Friday - Why is Called Good Friday and What is a Tenebrae?
Apr 18 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about Good Friday. We also talk about: Why is it called Good Friday? What is a Tenebrae service? How should you celebrate Good Friday? Thanks so…
Wednesday Wisdom - Wishing to See Jesus from John 12 - Palm Sunday
Apr 17 • 29 min
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, we celebrate Palm Sunday and…
Episode Fifty-Eight - To Whom Should We Pray & Why? An Interview with the EAR Podcast
Apr 14 • 58 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 Michael, interviews Gordon to ask the…
Free Friday - Why You Should Watch “the Inventor”, the Story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos
Apr 12 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the HBO documentary, “The Inventor”. This is the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos. Theranos was supposed to invent a device…
Wednesday Wisdom - Why am I Happy? I Didn’t do Anything from Romans 3.21-31
Apr 10 • 40 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 below. Thanks for listening. Big…
Episode Fifty-Seven - Bouncing Back from Failure and Facing Your Fears
Apr 7 • 15 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon faces his own failures. After DNF’ing a marathon (did not finish), he attempts another marathon the following week. Gordon talks about: Medical Difficulties The Fear…
Free Friday - Podcasts are the New Google aka Why You Need to Start a Podcast
Apr 5 • 5 min
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 listening. —- Support this podcast:…
Wednesday Wisdom - When Bad News is Good News from Romans 3.9-20
Apr 3 • 35 min
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, we look at Romans 3.9-20 and…
Episode Fifty-Six - Gordon and Emma Review Every Movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Apr 1 • 63 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 Universe (MCU). Along the way, we…
Free Friday - Risking Massive Failure is a Good Thing
Mar 29 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 from “failing”. And what “massive…
Wednesday Wisdom - God’s Champion & Your Part in the Fight from 1 Samuel 17.1-27
Mar 27 • 41 min
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, we take a break from our…
Episode Fifty-Five - How to Stay Young While You Get Older with Flexibility, Stretching, and Yoga
Mar 25 • 20 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about staying young while getting older. How do you do that? Flexibility, Stretching, and Yoga. Gordon talks about… How an injury taught him a hard lesson. The…
Free Friday - The Hardest Thing about Parenting
Mar 22 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about the hardest thing he has learned about being a parent. Gordon talks about… The privilege of pastoring families with new babies. He shares the…
Wednesday Wisdom - What’s the Point? from Romans 3.1-8
Mar 20 • 39 min
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, Gordon pursues the Big…
Episode Fifty-Four - How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Mar 18 • 19 min
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. Gordon learned this when sleep became the…
Free Friday - How to Market Your Product, Service, or Business in This Retail Hostile Environment
Mar 15 • 6 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon answers the question, “With all of those retailers closing their doors, how do you recommend that businesses market themselves?” I talk about… One type…
Wednesday Wisdom - What Are You Counting on? from Romans 2.25-29
Mar 13 • 37 min
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, Gordon pursues the Big…
Episode Fifty-Three - Interview with The Creative Coping Podcast Hosted by Johnny Anomaly
Mar 11 • 52 min
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, and public speaker from Houma,…
Free Friday - 10 Elements of a Growth Environment from John Maxwell
Mar 8 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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… Surrounding yourself with people who…
Wednesday Wisdom - The Standard is the Standard from Romans 2.12-24
Mar 6 • 38 min
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, Gordon pursues the Big Idea:…
The One Year Celebration of Podcasting With a Surprise Guest!
Mar 4 • 29 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast! 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 – How to make real change in your life…
Free Friday - Procrastination is Laziness Mixed With Fear & Doubt
Mar 1 • 6 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 four major factors. Gordon also…
Wednesday Wisdom - God’s Wake Up Call to the Church from Romans 2.5-11
Feb 27 • 36 min
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, Gordon pursues the Big Idea:…
Episode 51 - Reliving Childhood Memories as Gordon visits Cowboys Stadium & Sees Kiss In Concert
Feb 24 • 19 min
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 brother, taking a tour of the Dallas…
Free Friday - Enjoy Traveling With These 3 Easy Tips
Feb 21 • 6 min
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 security. Thanks for listening. You can…
Wednesday Wisdom - How to Talk to a Non-Christian from Romans 2.1-4
Feb 20 • 35 min
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, Gordon answers the question:…
Episode 50 - Interview with Dr. Donald Guthrie, author of “Resilient Ministry”
Feb 17 • 26 min
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 working in the ministry to persevere…
Free Friday - What to Learn from the Fyre Festival Debacle
Feb 14 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon discusses the debacle that was the Fyre Festival and the two subsequent documentaries on Netflix and Hulu. If you aren’t familiar with the Fyre Festival,…
Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When We Don’t Acknowledge God? aka Acknowledge is Power from Romans 1.28-32
Feb 13 • 36 min
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, Gordon answers the question:…
Episode 49 - John Maxwell’s Tips for Being a Great Partner in Life & Business
Feb 11 • 15 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 partner in life and business. Maxwell…
Free Friday - Black History Month Spotlight of Gordon’s Favorite Author, Richard Wright
Feb 8 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates Black History Month by highlighting his favorite author, Richard Wright. Richard Wright was the first African-American author to have a number…
Wednesday Wisdom - What Happens When God Gives Up? from Romans 1.24-32
Feb 6 • 83 min
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, Gordon answers the question:…
Episode 48 - How to Age Well or Fighting the Effects of Aging Healthfully
Feb 4 • 21 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon talks about aging well. He discusses ageless wonders like Tom Brady and Meb, the winner of the Boston Marathon. Specifically, Gordon talks about: What happens to…
Free Friday - Being Kind’s the Best Option aka A Local Business Won’t Help a Shutdown Gov’t Worker
Feb 1 • 6 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 worker needs a break on a pair of…
Wednesday Wisdom - Why Does God Show His Wrath? from Romans 1.18-23
Jan 30 • 35 min
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, Gordon answers the question:…
Episode 47 - What Do Business Conferences Have to Teach the Church?
Jan 28 • 15 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 anything. This year, he will hear…
Free Friday - Do You Work as Hard as Your Parents? AKA When Goals & Actions Are Out of Alignment
Jan 25 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 working as hard as they did. After,…
Wednesday Wisdom - How Does God Comfort the Troubled Heart from John 13:36 - John 14:7
Jan 23 • 35 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 46 - Growing in Weakness as an Individual and a Leader
Jan 21 • 17 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode, Gordon follows up on the previous Free Friday episode where he talked about telling people, “ICNU”. This is when you encourage people by telling them, “I see in you…
Free Friday - ICNU - Telling Folks What You See in Them from “Hero Maker” author, Dave Ferguson
Jan 18 • 6 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 an opportunity to affirm and…
Wednesday Wisdom - Is God Mad at Us? A Breakout Session from Romans on the Wrath of God
Jan 16 • 27 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 45 - 10 Behaviors that Hinder Organizational Growth from Brene Brown’s “Dare to Lead”
Jan 14 • 18 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast, Gordon speaks about 10 behaviors that hinder leadership and organizational growth from Brene Brown’s Book “Dare to Lead”. They are: 1.…
Free Friday - The Border Wall Debate & the Lack of Civility
Jan 11 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about America’s central argument: to build a border wall or not. Specifically, Gordon calls us to conversations marked by civility. He mentions: An…
Wednesday Wisdom - The Link Between Faith & the End of Shame from Romans 1.1-17
Jan 9 • 41 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 44 - Gordon is Interviewed by a German Podcast about Running
Jan 7 • 22 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 questions: 1) Is marathon your…
Free Friday - Bird Box and the Government Shutdown Hold the Same Appeal
Jan 4 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about our country’s two phenomena: the Netflix original “Bird Box” and our present government shutdown. In the discussion, Gordon talks about their…
Wednesday Wisdom - The Book of Romans is About the Removal of Shame
Jan 2 • 20 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 43 - All of Our Families Have a Story
Dec 31, 2018 • 13 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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, divorce, and other potentially shame-ridden…
Free Friday - My Hero Jason Becker - the Greatest Musician You’ve Never Heard of
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 neo-classical guitar scene at the age of…
Wednesday Wisdom - How a Christian Can Plan for the New Year
Dec 26, 2018 • 38 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 42 - Memories of Christmas Eve & Three Prayers for You, the Listener
Dec 23, 2018 • 12 min
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 a family. Three Prayers he has…
Free Friday - Someone Vandalizes Gordon’s Car & Lessons to Be Learned
Dec 21, 2018 • 7 min
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. Gordon If you would like to…
Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon Two - The End of Shame from Luke 2.1-7
Dec 19, 2018 • 39 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 41 - The Non-Runners Year End Running Episode
Dec 17, 2018 • 26 min
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 you miss a goal that you worked hard…
Free Friday - The Single Best Tip to Survive the Holidays
Dec 14, 2018 • 5 min
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon walks you through the holiday craziness. In this slightly longer episode, Gordon talks about the best way to survive the holidays. With this one tip, you will enjoy your holidays more. Thanks for listening. Gordon If…
Wednesday Wisdom - Christmas 2018 Sermon One - The End of Shame from Isaiah 9.1-7
Dec 12, 2018 • 36 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 40 - The Difference Between Uncomfortable Growth and Heading in the Wrong Direction
Dec 10, 2018 • 14 min
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 people you love on the same page. An…
Free Friday - The Week in Review
Dec 7, 2018 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 Diagnosis Car Problems And all…
Wednesday Wisdom - Introduction to the Book of Romans
Dec 5, 2018 • 37 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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…
Episode 39 - Experiential Marketing & a Trip to the Movie Theater
Dec 3, 2018 • 12 min
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 consume. We talk about: How the Alamo…
Free Friday - Reverse Advent Calendar
Nov 29, 2018 • 7 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 Advent challenge. You can find what…
Episode 38 - The Bechdel Test & the Portrayal of Women in the Movies
Nov 26, 2018 • 16 min
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 questions: Are there two women in…
Free Friday - Black Friday Edition
Nov 22, 2018 • 5 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 about: His Black Friday experience when…
Episode 37 - Thanksgiving and the Ending the Shame Cultures of Home & Church
Nov 19, 2018 • 11 min
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, Thanksgiving means returning home to a shame culture. Gordon expands that conversation to talk about how:…
Free Friday - A Stan Lee Tribute in Light of His Passing
Nov 16, 2018 • 5 min
Check out the latest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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, Gordon talks about The Characters Stan…
Episode 36 - Pre-Holiday Preview - 3 Tips to Stress Free Gift-Giving
Nov 12, 2018 • 14 min
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 in gifting giving and gift receiving. His 3 tips? Resolve Not to Be Offended Give Experiences Over Gifts…
Free Friday - Gordon is Thankful on His 48th Birthday aka How to Be Thankful as You Get Older
Nov 8, 2018 • 6 min
Check out the newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon celebrates his 48th birthday. He finds 3 areas in which to be thankful: Struggles in His Past Blessings of His Present Goals of His Future Thanks for…
Episode 35 - This Election is Gonna Hurt
Nov 5, 2018 • 17 min
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 neither to endorse a party nor a…
Free Friday - Enjoying Every Sip of Coffee
Nov 1, 2018 • 5 min
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 should take his time and enjoy every sip. Maybe this weekend, you can do the same. If you’d like to find out…
Episode 34 - The Danger of Pre-Judgment & How to Truly Get to Know Other People
Oct 29, 2018 • 18 min
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 about people and things without…
Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson.
Oct 25, 2018 • 6 min
Free Friday - Remembering Eugene Peterson. In this “Free Friday” episode, Gordon celebrates the life of Eugene Peterson. He was a Godly man, theologian, and pastor. Also, learn why Gordon was originally suspicious of him and his writings initially. Thanks…
Episode 33 - Fried Oreos & Overcoming Obstacles on the Way toward Your Goals
Oct 22, 2018 • 17 min
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 overcoming obstacles along the way,…
Free Friday - How to Handle Criticism
Oct 19, 2018 • 5 min
Check out our newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 Growth movement. Thanks for listening. If…
Episode 32 - The Personal Growth Movement & The Church
Oct 15, 2018 • 21 min
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 to Win Friends & Influence People”…
Free Friday - One of the Greatest Pastors You’ve Never Heard Of - Pastor Appreciation
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
Check out our newest episode of the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. 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 friendly, upbeat attitude even in tough…
Episode 31 - What is the Gospel of Christ?
Oct 8, 2018 • 14 min
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 forgiveness. In this episode, we look at a…
Free Friday - Can You Love Jesus When He Purposefully Causes You Pain?
Oct 5, 2018 • 6 min
Check out our newest episode in the “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast. In this Free Friday episode, Gordon asks this question: Can you love Jesus even if He purposefully causes you pain? We examine that question by taking a brief look at the raising of…
Episode 30 - Middle School Confessions (Advice to Parents)
Oct 1, 2018 • 21 min
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 about: How parents can listen better. When to “lay off” your kids. And she gives 2 pieces of advice that…
Free Friday - How Well Do You Wait for God?
Sep 28, 2018 • 6 min
In this Free Friday episode, Gordon talks about waiting, specifically, waiting for God. We talk about: Waiting for what God has promised. Waiting for what you want. Living joyfully while you wait. Thanks for listening. If you would like to become a…
Episode 29 - How to Make Real Change in Your Life
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 min
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: Opportunity Rationalization Restraint…
Free Friday - Taking Fast Hold of God
Sep 21, 2018 • 5 min
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 you fast. Simple ways to remind yourself to take fast hold. These thoughts are inspired by Charles…
Episode 28 - The 3 Essential Qualities to Meet Any Goal
Sep 17, 2018 • 14 min
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 of your goal. Finding that one…
Free Friday - Is God Good During the Bad Times?
Sep 14, 2018 • 6 min
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 what? Many of these thoughts come…
Episode 27 - How to Bounce Back When You Miss Your Goal
Sep 10, 2018 • 15 min
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 motivated? Gordon offers some tips. He talks…
Free Friday - How to Prepare for a Big Day
Sep 7, 2018 • 6 min
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 your clothes. Eating a strong…
Episode 26 - Celebrating Work on Labor Day
Sep 3, 2018 • 10 min
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 other things… As Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if you would like to become a podcast patron, you can…
Free Friday - Creating an Enduring Legacy
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 min
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 life of Samuel. He talks about…
Episode 25 - The Benefit of Having a Guilty Pleasure
Aug 27, 2018 • 11 min
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 talks about: His love of giant shark…
Free Friday - Embracing and Overcoming Failure
Aug 24, 2018 • 6 min
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 didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” In this Free Friday episode,…
Episode 24 - Lessons Learned as a Dad Raising Daughters
Aug 20, 2018 • 14 min
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 disagreement with his daughters. Why it…
Free Friday - Fighting and Preventing Burnout
Aug 17, 2018 • 6 min
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 mentioned in the podcast, if you…
Episode 23 - Fighting Loneliness
Aug 13, 2018 • 11 min
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 Gordon mentioned in the podcast, if…
Free Friday - Coming up in the “This is Gonna Hurt” Podcast
Aug 10, 2018 • 6 min
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 with a female, immigrant…
Episode 22 - Practical Steps to Avoid Worry in Your Life
Aug 6, 2018 • 14 min
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 loves us. Practical Steps to Avoid…
Free Friday - Healthy Questions for Married Folks
Aug 3, 2018 • 5 min
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? What have we helped? What are we doing to improve ourselves? Is this who we want to be? These…
Episode 21 - The Secret, the Law of Attraction, & Prosperity
Jul 30, 2018 • 14 min
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 Gospel Rich Book. You can find their…
Free Friday - Is Different Better Than Better?
Jul 27, 2018 • 6 min
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 different better than better?” You can find…
Episode 20 - A Theology of Vacation
Jul 23, 2018 • 16 min
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, honoring to God, and rejuvenating. Some of those tips surround: Time Alone Time with Your Spouse Time with…
Free Friday - Did You Give $ to the Top 100 Celebrities
Jul 20, 2018 • 7 min
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 will learn about the top 100 earners…
Episode 19 - The LowCarb Lifestyle for Body & Brain Health
Jul 16, 2018 • 18 min
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? What is a typical day like for…
Free Friday - Are You Interested or Committed Towards Your Goals?
Jul 13, 2018 • 5 min
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 are committed, you probably will.…
Episode 18 - The Myth of the 40 Hour Work Week
Jul 9, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, Gordon speaks about the myth of the 40-hour work week. We talk about… Where the concept of a 40-hour work week came from. How much money you need to make per hour to make a living on 40 hours. Why few people starting their careers have a…
Free Friday - One Tip To Help You Sleep Better & Recover
Jul 6, 2018 • 5 min
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 minutes of your day, and you will love…
Episode 17 - Gordon Wrecks His Car & What He Should Learn
Jul 2, 2018 • 15 min
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: What does this accident teach me…
Free Friday - No Fitness Plan Means No Plan
Jun 29, 2018 • 6 min
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 don’t have a plan. Questions to ask:…
Episode 16 - Encouragement to Pastors Amid the Summer Slump
Jun 25, 2018 • 11 min
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 result, attendance and service can crop. Gordon offers a few tips to prevent discouragement to pastors…
Free Friday - Sump Pumps, Backups, & Asking How You’re Doing
Jun 22, 2018 • 5 min
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 have a regularly scheduled exercise…
Episode 15 - Interview w/ Ligon Duncan, the church & #metoo
Jun 18, 2018 • 22 min
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, Dr. Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of…
Free Friday - How Good and Pleasant is Unity
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
Gordon arrives home from his church’s convention with this thought - How Good and Pleasant is Unity. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support
Episode 14 - Dad vs Daughter Part Two with Emma
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
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 word “flexing” means… Kendall Jenner…
Free Friday - Perseverance, Ovechkin, & the Capitals
Jun 8, 2018 • 5 min
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. But those conversations have always…
Episode 13 - Gordon Gets a Skin Biopsy & Encourages You to See Dermatologist
Jun 4, 2018 • 11 min
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 doctor. The signs of concern on his skin. Protection of your skin. Urgency in seeing a doctor if you have a…
Free Friday - Situational Awareness
Jun 1, 2018 • 5 min
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 of Free Friday goes right up to…
Episode 12 - Military Appreciation & Memorial Day
May 28, 2018 • 14 min
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 more. Thanks for listening. If you…
Free Friday - Your Credit Card Debt is Not Goliath
May 25, 2018 • 5 min
David & Goliath is not about overcoming challenges in your life. It is about living out victory, not how to achieve victory. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support
Episode 11 - Royal Wedding Marketing Lessons
May 21, 2018 • 16 min
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, we should pay attention. So, we ask questions like: Why did so many people watch? What were the 3…
Free Friday - why Gordon is not the drummer of Motley Crue
May 18, 2018 • 4 min
Be encouraged and know that God values every gift and talent you have because he gave them to you. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thisisgonnahurt/support
Episode 10 - What Does a Pastor Do?
May 14, 2018 • 22 min
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 week. We answer questions like: What is the ministry of the word? What is the ministry of prayer? How long…
Free Friday
May 11, 2018 • 4 min
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 www.jgordonduncan.com —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 9 - Dad vs. Daughter Talk Pop Culture
May 7, 2018 • 32 min
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 are popular in middle school. Emma explains things to me and asks what I know about them and what I think…
Episode 8 - The Church, Protecting Abused Spouses, & Divorce
Apr 30, 2018 • 15 min
Today, we take up the controversy surrounding Paige Patterson’s, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, comments about counseling an abused spouse to stay in her relationship. Some of the questions we answer are: What are the biblical…
Episode 7 - Taking First Steps to Redeem Your Grief
Apr 23, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode, Gordon talks about taking practical steps to walk out of grief and into redemption. You’ll hear… A wonderfully redemptive example. Practical First Steps. How to Own Your Grief. Gordon wrote a book about his dad soon after his passing…
Episode 6 - 3 Tips for Dads in Honor of Gordon’s Father, Sam
Apr 16, 2018 • 15 min
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 helpful to moms and children as…
Episode 5 - Being Kind Builds Relationships
Apr 9, 2018 • 15 min
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 kind to Gordon and the impression it…
Episode 4 - Why You May Need a Side Gig & What to Do Next
Apr 3, 2018 • 14 min
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 some popular money management systems don’t address. Why Gordon began a side gig. Why most people need a…
Episode 3 - Making Easter a Time for Family
Mar 27, 2018 • 11 min
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 a great opportunity to let your family know you love them. Things discussed in the episode: Gordon’s…
Episode Two - Don’t be a Lazy Slug
Mar 19, 2018 • 20 min
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 or laziness? What is the definition of laziness? How do you know if you are lazy? Is there such a thing as…
Episode One
Mar 12, 2018 • 14 min
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 not be afraid to set goals. How we set and meet goals all the time. A story of accomplishing a goal. A…
Episode Zero
Mar 6, 2018 • 8 min
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. —- Support this podcast:…