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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, 2023

This is the first of six installments in our “OG (“Original Gangster” aka “Old Guy”) Series. In it, we'll take a deep dive into each of the six expectations of “older men” (aka Elder Statesmen) listed in Titus 2:2, “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, (sound) in love, (and...

Mar 11, 2023

In this bonus recording of Jim Ramos speaking at a local gathering for men in McMinnville, Oregon, he outlines his new theme for the year - "Clean the Cup" - and what it means to the Godly man.

Mar 4, 2023

In this bonus episode, Jim Ramos asks WHO ARE YOU? God has a unique design for each man. Here's how to figure out yours. We will be look at the story of Moses in Exodus 3-4 to answer the three most important questions a man can ask:

  1. Who am I? 
  2. What was I made for? 
  3. What am I going to do about it?

The McMinnville Area...

Feb 4, 2023

Why is it so difficult for you to stay true to your word?

Weak men communicate weakly. Their communication is soft and non-committal. They text first, then email, and use face-to-face or a phone call as a last resort. They make phone calls but leave no messages. They say “maybe” instead of “no.”  They say,...

Jan 28, 2023

On vacation recently, I (Jim) was asked if I were a “Christian.” I strategically responded, “No, I am not but I do love and follow Jesus.”  Why did I choose those words? Because I have found that as Americans we (it may be global, but my experience is limited) throw around the word “Christian”...