Men of Iron Podcast

 Raising Sons of Courage and Character Feat. Jon Tyson | EP. 95

“Your son is going to walk out into the world one day. What will he take with him?” // Jon Tyson

On EP. 95 of the Men of Iron Podcast Chad sits down with author and speaker Jon Tyson. On the episode Chad and Jon talk about “How to raise sons of courage and character.” If you have a son, this podcast is for you!

Jon is an author, speaker and Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. He is the author of Beautiful Resistance, Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, and The Burden is Light. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon now lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife. He has two adult children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York. Jon explored masculine initiation processes from around the world to give his son a proper process into manhood, and now we explore that practical journey. Jon’s heart for men is contagious and enlightening.

“True masculinity has the strength to smash hierarchies, stand up for those on the margins, and lead men into lives where they are stopping abuse from happening.” // Jon Tyson

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  • On EP. 94 of the Men of Iron Podcast Chad sits down with Jon Tyson (www.instagram.com/jontyson/)
  • How do you raise sons of courage and character?
  • Questions to guide the process:
    • What do you want your son to know about God, about himself, and about life?
    • Who do you want your son to be?
    • What skills do you want your son to have?
    • What formational experiences do you want him to have?
  • Five types of fathers:
    • Irresponsible
    • Ignorant
    • Inconsistent
    • Involved
    • Intentional
  • Raising a son of courage and character takes – preparation, initiation, formation & recognition
  • How did you prepare your son for each step in the journey? Six roles:
    • Disciple
    • Lover
    • Leader
    • Warrior
    • Brother
    • Wise Man
  • “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your eyes. Walter M. Schirra Sr.
  • “Your son is going to walk out into the world one day. What will he take with him?” Jon Tyson