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Welcome to the pew. The place where everyday catholic guys, talk about everyday catholic things, in front of the one person that can do something about it. Jesus Christ

Just A Guy In The Pew Podcast John Edwards

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Welcome to the pew. The place where everyday catholic guys, talk about everyday catholic things, in front of the one person that can do something about it. Jesus Christ

    What's Your Foundation?

    What's Your Foundation?

    Today we’re talking about the importance of building a foundation for life-based on belief in Jesus Christ. People who structure their lives on superficial values often see their world come crashing down, like houses built on sand. Jesus asks us to dig deep each day to discover the scriptures, love our neighbors, and live the truth.

    In this podcast, we learn that:
    - Practicing humility is a good habit for those who desire to grow in faith.
    - Asking God for repentance opens a path to joy and peace.
    - We are called to take action by sharing the Word and making the world a better place.


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    • 27 min
    Bonus: Fr. Timothy Gallagher on discerning God's will

    Bonus: Fr. Timothy Gallagher on discerning God's will

    How do you discern God’s voice in your heart? How do you recognize the voice of evil seeking to lead you astray? Thankfully, Fr. Timothy Gallagher is here to help us tell the difference. We’ll examine St. Ignatius’ 14 rules of discernment and how they can transform our spiritual lives.

    In this podcast we’ll learn:
    - Who St. Ignatius was.
    - How to recognize the voice of God.
    - What St. Ignatius meant by “rule.”
    - Each of the 14 rules.
    - How we can apply these rules to our own lives.



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    Get a copy of my new eBook, "12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus"! https://justaguyinthepew.com/ebook


    SUPPORT: Join the Community!
    I've created a brand new resource for guys called "The Narrow Road." It's a monthly booklet and accompanying videos to help guys live a life of virtue and holiness. You can join The Community and subscribe to "The Narrow Road" here: https://justaguyinthepew.com/the-narrow-road


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    • 49 min
    The Trouble with Vanity

    The Trouble with Vanity

    Today we’re talking about one of the seven deadly sins: vanity. We all want to maintain a healthy, well-kempt appearance, but sometimes vanity crosses the line. When we obsess over imperfections such as hair loss, crooked teeth, or 10 extra pounds, we place too much attention on the superficial and not enough attention on what’s substantial: our relationship with God.

    In this podcast, we learn that:
     - Excess vanity steals our peace and leads to what Pope Francis calls “wicked anxiety.”
     - Humility and honesty help combat vanity.
     - God loves us despite any imperfections.


    DOWNLOADS
    Get a copy of my new eBook, "12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus"! https://justaguyinthepew.com/ebook


    SUPPORT: Join the Community!
    I've created a brand new resource for guys called "The Narrow Road." It's a monthly booklet and accompanying videos to help guys live a life of virtue and holiness. You can join The Community and subscribe to "The Narrow Road" here: https://justaguyinthepew.com/the-narrow-road


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    • 27 min
    Why Should I Forgive?

    Why Should I Forgive?

    We’re talking about why we should learn to forgive. Forgiving others is one of the more difficult virtues Jesus asks us to practice. Forgiveness does not mean that we overlook a person’s lies or bad behavior. Rather, we let go of the hurt to live a peaceful, joy-filled life. Holding on to past wounds makes us bitter and gives others power over our lives. As St. Augustine famously said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

    In this podcast, we learn that:
     - If we’ve been hurt, we can pray for a forgiving heart.
     - Practicing forgiveness doesn’t give others a pass — it gives you peace.
     - God will help us heal our wounds if we ask for strength and guidance.


    DOWNLOADS
    Get a copy of my new eBook, "12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus"! https://justaguyinthepew.com/ebook


    SUPPORT: Join the Community!
    I've created a brand new resource for guys called "The Narrow Road." It's a monthly booklet and accompanying videos to help guys live a life of virtue and holiness. You can join The Community and subscribe to "The Narrow Road" here: https://justaguyinthepew.com/the-narrow-road


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    • 27 min
    Why Do I Need A Men's Group?

    Why Do I Need A Men's Group?

    On today’s podcast, we’re talking about the benefits of joining a Catholic men’s group in your parish or diocese. Most guys tell me they want to be better men, husbands, and fathers and I’ve learned that we can’t do it alone. We need community. Participation in men’s groups help us beat feelings of isolation and loneliness. They’re places where we can share our struggles as husbands and fathers, support others during setbacks and celebrate spiritual growth.

    On this podcast, we learn that:
     - Isolation often breeds self-oriented behaviors, such as addiction to drugs, alcohol, or porn.
     - The right men’s group provides a place to be seen, loved, and heard.
     - A strong brotherhood fosters accountability and encouragement.


    DOWNLOADS
    Get a copy of my new eBook, "12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus"! https://justaguyinthepew.com/ebook


    SUPPORT: Join the Community!
    I've created a brand new resource for guys called "The Narrow Road." It's a monthly booklet and accompanying videos to help guys live a life of virtue and holiness. You can join The Community and subscribe to "The Narrow Road" here: https://justaguyinthepew.com/the-narrow-road


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    • 27 min
    What's Keeping You From Jesus?

    What's Keeping You From Jesus?

    On today’s podcast, we’re talking about three common barriers to building close relationships with Christ: fear, shame, and pride. When guys talk to me about their struggles with faith, the seeds of their conflicts often stem from fears of what they will lose if they put Christ first, feelings of shame that they are not worthy of God’s love or prideful attitudes that they can get through life without His grace.

    On this podcast we learn that:
     - We’ve got to be honest about what’s keeping us from Jesus, whether it’s rooted in materialism, social pressures, or self-doubts.
     - Frequent prayer will soften our hearts and strengthen our courage.
     - God knows you and loves you unconditionally.


    DOWNLOADS
    Get a copy of my new eBook, "12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus"! https://justaguyinthepew.com/ebook


    SUPPORT: Join the Community!
    I've created a brand new resource for guys called "The Narrow Road." It's a monthly booklet and accompanying videos to help guys live a life of virtue and holiness. You can join The Community and subscribe to "The Narrow Road" here: https://justaguyinthepew.com/the-narrow-road


    NEW: Shop the store!
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

shawnbuzzy ,

Freedom

Really inspirational. Keep doing God’s work and leading his children to freedom.

RichChild ,

Fundamental Personal Spirituality

I was raised Catholic, went to Catholic school for +95% of my education, including college, and know the academics of the faith very well. But with the exception of a few things, the spiritual realities of living the faith has been something that has eluded me. Until now. I cannot recommend this podcast enough nor can I adequately thank John, his wife and everyone involved in its creation .

Kromer314159 ,

Today’s podcast was for me

Thank you, John and Victor, for being open to hear God’s call. You may never know this side of heaven how many lives you have influenced, but here’s one: me. I *needed* to hear this podcast. And I needed to hear it *today.* So thank you - and thank You, dear Jesus, for John and Victor. 😇

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