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

Tuesday'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.

Friday'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 Morley, and Emerson Eggerichs. Jim reads their books and boils down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

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 become the man you've always known you could be.

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.

Men in the Arena - Christian Men's Podcast Jim Ramos

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 262 Ratings

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

Tuesday'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.

Friday'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 Morley, and Emerson Eggerichs. Jim reads their books and boils down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

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 become the man you've always known you could be.

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.

    How Christians Can Do Politics BETTER w/ Curtis Chang EP 742

    How Christians Can Do Politics BETTER w/ Curtis Chang EP 742

    Have you lost a relationship over politics? Most of us have. The Church has slowly been divided based on partisan beliefs, and God is calling you to bridge the gap. The intersection of faith and politics doesn’t have to be messy. Thankfully, the Gospel shows us a better way. In this week’s interview, Jim Ramos is joined by Curtis Chang, theologian and faculty member of Duke Divinity School. He dives into his newest book “The After Party: Toward Better Christian Politics” which helps Christians navigate political conversations and rebuild relationships.  Curtis's book: [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks of free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 57 min
    Is the Bible Sexist and Misogynistic? Responding to Accusations of Sexism in the Bible - Equipping Men in Ten EP 741

    Is the Bible Sexist and Misogynistic? Responding to Accusations of Sexism in the Bible - Equipping Men in Ten EP 741

    Christians are sexist!” “The Bible is misogynistic!” We’ve all heard the accusations: many atheists and deconstructing Christians assert that the Bible endorses the oppression of women. In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos responds to the accusation that the Bible is a work that subjugates women and endorses sexism, and teaches you how you might be reading certain passages wrong. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at  for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 9 min
    Legend vs. Legacy: A Rite of Passage Recipe w/ Chuck Stecker EP 740

    Legend vs. Legacy: A Rite of Passage Recipe w/ Chuck Stecker EP 740

    How do your children KNOW when they have crossed into adulthood? There is an entire generation of young people who crave significance in a world of confusion, violence, and immorality.  How can you help your children find their way to become Godly adults? In this week’s interview, Jim Ramos is joined by Chuck Stecker, an expert in intergenerational ministry. He presents the lost art of "Rite of Passage", and tells you why it needs to be reinstituted and how you as a father can implement it. Prepare for a rite of passage ceremony recipe for your son or daughter. Check out Chuck's book, Men of Honor, Women of Virtue: Raising Kids to Keep the Faith   (Using our link to check out the book supports our ministry – thanks!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks of free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 1 hr
    5 Ways Good Dads Can Show Up (Even After Divorce) – Equipping Men in Ten EP 739

    5 Ways Good Dads Can Show Up (Even After Divorce) – Equipping Men in Ten EP 739

    Are your kids part of the 48% of children today who won’t reach 18 years of age with both parents still in the home? If so, or even if your family is still intact, this episode will help you SHOW UP as a dad. In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos teaches you how to be so consistent that your presence builds a firm foundation in your kids’ hearts. You’ll walk away from this episode with 5 boots-on-the-ground tactics to stay engaged with your kids.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 8 min
    The Biblical Case for Wife Kids (even in Second Marriages)– Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 738

    The Biblical Case for Wife Kids (even in Second Marriages)– Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 738

    Are you married? Your wife is greater than your kids. Remarried? Still true! The Bible shows us that your wife is greater than your kids, even in the tricky situation of remarriage. In this message at the MAG, Pastor Jim Ramos lays out the biblical case for this counter-cultural assertion, WIFE > KIDS.   This message is from The MAG, The McMinville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person checking his at , or bring him to speak at your next event.    [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 34 min
    Become a Level 5 Dad: What Level of Father Leadership Have You Achieved? – Equipping Men in Ten EP 737

    Become a Level 5 Dad: What Level of Father Leadership Have You Achieved? – Equipping Men in Ten EP 737

    We all want to be successful leaders and fathers in our homes. But how do we properly assess where we’re at and what areas we can improve? In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos breaks down the 5 levels of leadership a dad can obtain. Jim asks you to get real with yourself to make an honest assessment of your level of leadership and consider how you can move up to be a level 5 leader in your home. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

thetylercameron ,

Be a man, listen to this podcast.

Jim Ramos has helped re-build my relationship with Jesus and I’ve never met the man face to face. This is a podcast for men who want to be true leaders and warriors for Christ.

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Love it

Jim talks to men in “normal talk”. He’s not politically correct, he’s relatable, and he comes from a place of constant learning. He teaching is based from the Bible and from his mistakes.

PyroKill ,

Came for the quote, stayed for the show

Google brought this podcast up on my search for Men in the Arena, based on a favorite quote. Started listening a few weeks back and now I can’t stop. Solid teaching biblical and real. So wish I’d heard many of these messages when I was younger.

May not have lived it out well to date, but I still have breath in these lungs and until He calls me home .. I’m staying in the arena!

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