Intellectual Growth Feat. Garret Barbush | EP. 64
On EP. 64 of the Men of Iron Podcast, we continue our 4-part series discussing the four pillars of growth. Last week Chad & Garret talked about the physical side of a man’s life and this week they dive into the intellectual side. An intellectual man leads with his head and heart, he wants facts and truth. If you desire to be a man of God, you need more than heart!
Men, growing the “intellectual pillar” is not being intelligent, smart or academic. It’s about becoming a better version of yourself. Engage in fruitful conversations, learn from those around you, pick up a book, learn a new skill.
“We don’t have a shortage of information; we have a shortage of men who wisely apply that information.” C. N. Zueck
“I’m tired of soft men in the church unwilling to be held accountable.” // Garret Barbush
Takeaways From the Podcast:
- “If we desire to be more like Jesus, we need to grow as Jesus grew: wisdom, stature, favor with God, favor with man.” (Luke 2:52)
- The genuine exchange of ideas between men is a great way to grow intellectually
- When it comes to intellectual growth, look around at your relationships. The stronger your relationships the more you are intellectually going to grow.
- Growing intellectually is a tool for growth in all 5F’s
- “We don’t have a shortage of information; we have a shortage of men who wisely apply that information.” C. N. Zueck
- “I’m tired of soft men in the church unwilling to be held accountable.” Garret Barbush
- A godly man should lead with his head and his heart.
- Reading the Bible is an act of intellectual growth
- Information + right application = Life transformation
- Tips for intellectual growth:
- Start where you are.
- Be Curious.
- Don’t be afraid of being wrong
- Don’t live in one genre- Read self-help, biographies, fiction, etc.
- Set reading goals- You’re probably not at the reading level of TR (1 to 2 books a day)
- Read a different translation of the bible
- You can learn from anyone, just listen.
- Don’t read without a pen in your hand (My Marking system)