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.

Recent Episodes


Three Causes We Care About - Equipping in Ten EP 511

Jan. 24, 2022

In this episode, Jim Ramos shares the three causes that are very important to us.  Missionaries Military (oversees active) Men in Underdeveloped Nations Strategic partnership: We believe in forming strategic partnerships wit…


4 Ways to Start Building Your Legacy for 2022 w/ Gary Greeno EP 510

Jan. 20, 2022

Gary Greeno is a pastor, motivational speaker, educator of 30+ years, author, and former basketball coach. His passion is to help people find and live out their purpose while living out the Godly legacy they truly want to le…

What We Believe and Why - Equipping Men in Ten EP 509

Jan. 18, 2022

In this episode, Jim Ramos shares what we at Men in the Arena believe and why it is important. Christ-centered: We unapologetically trust Jesus Christ to protect, grow, and bless Men in the Arena. We will stand up, speak up,…


What Michelangelo's 'David' Can Teach You About Becoming Your Best Version of a Man w/ Chris Widener EP 508

Jan. 14, 2022

God wants to help you rid yourself of the things that slow you down. He wants to chisel and hone you into the creation he has intended you to be. Jim Ramos interview Chris Widener on his book, . has been named one of the to…

About the Host

Jim Ramos

Founder and CEO of Men in the Arena

Jim Ramos is a bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of Men in the Arena, a non-profit Christian ministry focused on equipping men to honor God in their leadership of their family, church, and community.

He hosts the weekly Men in the Arena Podcast, interviewing experts in the realm of manhood and partnering with thought-leaders like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich.

Ramos founded the 11,000-strong Men in the Arena Facebook Group and a worldwide network of Men in the Arena virtual teams, where men support each other as they work to become their best version.

He and his wife Shanna live in McMinnville, Oregon. They have three adult sons and the cutest granddaughter you’ve ever seen. Jim loves the outdoors (especially hunting with sons James, Darby, and Colton), doing anything with Shanna, and listening to men share their story over a dark roasted Americano.