J. Gordon Duncan

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The Gospel Carries Us Cover and Table of Contents

Releasing on Kindle, Nook, and Paperback on Tuesday, August 21st, ” The Gospel Carries Us” is a collection of essays, articles, and publications exploring how life intersects with the Gospel in the most surprising of places.  The article titles are below, and hopefully a sample chapter will appear soon.  Thanks.

Table of Contents

Intro.. 4

The Death of Thom Duncan Moves Many to Tears.. 5

Relationships. 6

A Brief History of Time.. 6

Celebrating Fifteen Years of Marriage.. 6

Close at Work but Distant at Home.. 7

Exhortation.. 9

Functional Addicts.. 9

Grace and Change.. 10

How to Win a Fight. 12

I’m so Happy for You (Not Really). 12

Is Toughness a Virtue?.. 13

Jesus Risk.. 15

Label Makers.. 16

Like Father Like Son.. 17

Lonely Child Prodigies.. 18

Loose Lips Sink Ships.. 19

Meets Supplies Every Need.. 19

No Offense is a Good Defense.. 20

No Rest for the Weary.. 21

Scrapped Sermon Intro.. 23

Spiritual Bullying.. 23

The Gospel According to A-Rod.. 25

The Day after Taxes Blues.. 25

The Gift of Perspective – Don’t Waste It. 26

The Weaker and Stronger Brother – Alcohol 27

Three Issues Men Face in Communication.. 29

Ugly Betty and the Problem with Self-Image.. 30

You are Undefiled.. 33

Holidays. 35

Celebrating Lent in a Small Town.. 35

A Good Friday Devotional 36

Easter in a Small Suburban Town.. 37

To Trick or Treat?.. 38

Pagan, Pious, Patriot. 39

Service Should Not Be Seasonal 40

Vacation Musings.. 41

Church Planting.. 42

A Church Celebrates Five Years.. 42

Canceling a Service Ain’t Easy.. 43

Change in the Life of a Church Officer. 44

Church Buildings are Merely Tools.. 46

Church Planter Rock Star. 46

Dreaming through the Morning and Dreaming through the Night. 47

Everybody Hurts.. 48

Four Benefits of Blogging.. 49

I Didn’t Plant the Church I Thought I Would Plant – Thank God.. 50

Lead, Follow, and Getting Out of the Way.. 51

Letter on Expectation, Worship, and Faithfulness.. 52

Marketing the Church.. 52

Money is the Root of All Steeples.. 54

Passion to Serve.. 55

Redeeming Space.. 56

Shrinking Faith.. 57

The Best Frappuccino Ever. 57

The TMZ of Jesus’ Day.. 58

Tips for Teaching.. 59

Training to Win.. 60

Who Encourages the Pastor?.. 61

Why Would Anyone Visit My Church.. 62

About Gordon Duncan.. 64

Paperback can now be purchased here.



August 20, 2012 - Posted by | church, gospel, mission, missional | , , , ,


  1. I am very excited and can’t wait to read it. Please tell me where I can purchase one. So proud of you and all your endevors. God bless you gordon..

    Comment by debbie jordan jones | August 20, 2012 | Reply

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