Y’all. The debates. The campaigning. The analysis. I’m ready for November 9th—with the new President elected, we will have a bit of peace on the airwaves. That is, until January when he or she takes office. Then the arguing and debating will fire up again. Sigh.
I haven’t tuned into all of the radio talk shows and news programs this go-around. I love to dialogue with trusted people who follow the stories and listen to the pundits. I just don’t have the emotional or mental margin to take in all of the opinions.
pundit: (n) /ˈpʌn·dɪt/, a person who knows a lot about a particular subject, or someone who gives opinions in a way that sounds intelligent or wise (Cambridge Dictionary)
When you are tired of listening to the political pundits, I recommended tuning into these wise fellows.
(Sidenote: The fact that I highlight five men is not an indication of whom I support or don’t support, nor does it reflect my views on gender differences. It is simply following a predetermined #FridayFive writing prompt.)
Five Men I Admire
As President of Focus on the Family, Jim Daly has an incredible reach. As a long-time listener of the FOTF broadcast, I am impressed with Daly’s leadership of an evangelical, conservative organization in the face of unprecedented social change. His willingness to come to the table with those who have differing opinions and meet culture with a biblical worldview inspires me.
For all things leadership and entrepreneurial, I turn on Michael Hyatt’s podcast. He provides solid, trusted advice in an easy to follow format. My favorite episode is “How to Lead Transformational and Conversations.” The talking points work for business, Bible studies, and family discussions.
Chris Hodges pastors one of the largest, fastest-growing churches in America. Church of the Highlands just happens to be right down the road from me. While I don’t attend COTH, I do listen to their podcast and “attend” online if I am unable to join my own church family. His teaching is full of truth, life application, and a healthy dose of humor.
While I’m championing local pastors, I’ll put in a plug for my pastor. It is a privilege to sit under his teaching and leadership week after week. His sermon series are engaging and practical. Check out the latest here.
Author Jerry Bridges helped formulate my spiritual life and practices. His books, The Pursuit of Holiness and The Practice of Godliness, provided a firm foundation as I started on my journey with Christ. His books are firmly grounded in God’s Word. (Not a big reader? Listen to a sermon here.)
There are a lot of “professional” opinions circulating right now. Election years seem to draw the pundits out. When you grow weary of Huffington Post op-eds and radio call-in shows, you now have a line-up of trusted dudes to enjoy!We are looking for a few good men.#meniadmire #FridayFive #linkupClick To Tweet
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