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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.

Apr 23, 2020

Paul Cole shares from his book Just a Bartender, Unexpected People Change Their World.

Paul Louis Cole is President of the Christian Men’s Network Worldwide and Founding Pastor of C3 Church in Dallas, Texas.  CMN is active in 138 nations, connecting over 86,000 leaders.  Paul is married to Judi Cole, a wonderful leader and talented designer.  Paul writes, speaks and travels extensively encouraging and advancing the men’s movement around the world.  He and Judi started Hope C3 Church in 1999 and in 2011 transitioned into full-time mens ministry as his son Brandon and wife Meredith accepted the role as Lead Pastors of C3 Church DFW.

Paul and Judi are proud grandparents of the wonderful Reese Holsinger, Dylan Holsinger, and Cameron Holsinger, daughters and son of Pastor Niles and Lindsay Cole Holsinger.  Niles is associate pastor at Gateway Church, Grand Prairie.

They have two sons, creator and pastor Brandon Cole, married to Meredith, and noted musician and coach Bryce Cole.  Brandon is the Lead Pastor at C3 Church with his wife Meredith.  Bryce, now living in Nashville, is a songwriter and a High School basketball coach.

Paul’s sisters are Lois Crase and Joann Webster.  Lois is an attorney and she and her husband Mark live in the Fort Worth area.  Joann Webster is the CMN Vice President and publisher of Resolute Books. She and her husband Richard live in Satellite Beach, Florida.

Paul has been a business owner, global marketing consultant and award winning television/film producer for over 30 years… and he has a lifetime membership at Starbucks. You can read his blog at

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