Men of Iron Podcast

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)