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The Men in the Arena podcast is designed for Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God and lead your family well. We'll help you become your best version, equipping you to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community!

Monday's podcast is a high-octane interview with an expert in the realm of masculinity and Christian manhood, with authors like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich. We read their books and boil down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

Thursday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching from Jim Ramos to help you become your best version of a man.

Your host is bestselling author and speaker Jim Ramos. Jim has authored 9 books, including the bestseller 'Strong Men Dangerous Times: 5 Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World', 'Tell Them: What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters', ‘The Field Guide: A Bathroom Book for Men’, and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide men's small group curriculum. Jim's high-energy storytelling and conviction will call you out, build you up, and motivate you to change.

The Men in the Arena are calling you into the Arena of manhood. We're calling you out of the faceless, nameless bleachers, and calling you UP to be the best version of you. Because when a man gets it, everyone wins.

Mar 19, 2020

 God has given you five innate passions as a man

  1. Protector Defender: Your family FIRST…
  2. Fighter Provider
  3. Pursuer Builder
  4. Leader Sacrificer
  5. Finisher Conqueror

My Plan

3 Minutes: Pocket knife, cell phone, doctor numbers, Notes with all pertinent info. MY car has duct tape, tool and other necessities

3 Hours: Electricity goes out/ snow day

3 Days: 72-hour kits in many local stores, Emergency Essentials:

3 Months stock for three days’ worth of inventory

         Exit strategy. Where will you go if you need to leave

the city or suburb

         3 Years: The 5 B’s…Here is what I recommend


  1. Body (Diet and exercise)
  2. Bandaids (meds, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics)
  3. TP and Tampons
  4. Radio
  5. Beans (Food)
  6. Bullets (.22/.17, large bore rifle, black gun, shotgun, pistol (500 shotgun and pistol, 1000 per rifle
  7. Bullion (Precious metals, and other tradable items)


3 days- 3 weeks: MRE’s/Mountain House

3- 2 months. Add water only: Beans, rice, potatoes, milk, coffee, eggs, oats, pancake mix, veggies)

Stored in 5 gallon bucket, Gamma lid, mylar bags with oxygen absorber, Pasta w/sauce packets, Pancake mix w/syrup, Sea Salt, Rice, Beans, Sugar/Powdered sugar, Coffee, Powdered milk, Oats, Dehydrated Eggs, Dehydrated Potatoes, Dehydrated veggies


         James Rawles                      Patriots

         James Howard Kunstler     World Made by Hand

         Cormac McCarthy               The Road

         Holly Deyo                          Dare to Prepare

         Glenn Tate                           299 Days


Contagion, Andromeda Strain, Outbreak, The Road, Book of Eli

Series: The Walking Dead

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