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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 25, 2022

Joel Van Der Loon shares about his experience of being alone in the wild and what it taught him.  Joel’s experience in the outdoors began from childhood growing up in South Africa and Tanzania, East Africa - in particular, living off the grid on an isolated stretch of tropical coastline of wild bush, hosting an array of animal species. I spent 12 years traveling the world through 40 countries and crossing oceans as a professional crew member, exploring some of the world's most remote locations by sea. I have hiked, camped, and paddled in just about every type of ecosystem and trained in desert, alpine, jungle, and temperate survival methods. I have put myself into testing conditions with little more than a knife, water bottle, and the clothes on my back. I believe that there is no substitute for teaching from a position of real-life experience. Joel started training people in 2015 in San Diego- California on the Los Coyotes Indian reservation. He taught folks from all walks of life including military, fire-fighters, boy scouts, school kids, celebrities, physically disabled, and contestants of survival shows. He was a participant on Episode 3 of Discovery channels Bushcraft Build-Off and History channels Alone season 7. Joel and his family moved up to Central Oregon in 2018. He still returns to Africa yearly to learn from the Hadza Bushmen.

Participant on History channels Alone and Discovery channels Bushcraft Build Off. Wilderness survival and Connection to nature. Learning from our hunter-gatherer ancestors. The importance of spending time alone in nature with our creator.

Boots on the Ground

Take a full afternoon in the wilderness and reflect and find gratitude for what God has given you.

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