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

500th Episode Celebration! w/ Jim Ramos

Dec. 3, 2021

Thank you for for helping us get to Episode 500! Because of our listeners we have been able to reach men in 126 countries and help them take a step closer to becoming their best version in Christ.  In this episode we take a …

How to be the Man Your Wife Married w/ Bob Thomason EP 499

Nov. 30, 2021

Bob Thomason shares how he stays close to Jesus, loves his wife, and lives faithfully for Christ. He does this by keeping the things that he did in the beginning. Bob has a true belief that Jesus is the restorer and there is…

The Full Capacity Man, The Sacrificial Man - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 498

Nov. 23, 2021

The sacrificial man lays his life down for others. He fights for the great kingdom causes in this world. He willingly serves others when it is not convenient. This man is a Full capacity Man.   THINK OF YOURSELF, LESS For th…


Winning in Life w/ Hall of Fame Football Coach Ad Rutschman EP 497

Nov. 18, 2021

In this episode you will get life wisdom from the winningest coach in college football.  "Discipline is not what you do to a person but what you do for a person." -Ad Rutschman  Adolf "Ad" Rutschman (born October 30, 1931) i…

Guest: Ad Rutschman
Equipping Men In Ten

The Full Capacity Man, The Servant - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 496

Nov. 16, 2021

Are you a servant to others? Are you compelled to serve because the living Spirit lives in you? The Christian man is a servant. “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are raven…


Moving from Soft to Solid and Becoming a Well Rounded Man w/ Mat Quinlan EP 495

Nov. 12, 2021

Mat Quinlan is a listener who disagreed with Jim's statement, "You are Soft" and gave his feedback on Instagram. Jim decided that it would be good to do an interview with Mat and talk about this statement. Instead of blowing…

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.