The Men in the Arena podcast is the #1 Spotify ranked podcast for Christian men, 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!

Thursday'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.

Monday'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 #1 Amazon bestseller 'Strong Men Dangerous Times', '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 Series for men's small groups. 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

Bonus: What Does It Mean to Be a Man of God? Jim Ramos at The MAG

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 g…


Quit or Finish Strong? The ONE Deciding Factor EP 612

Jan. 26, 2023

What separates those who quit from those who finish? Knowledge? Giftedness? Raw strength? We looked at the 41 guys who finished our 65,000 Push-Up Challenge and found their characteristics in common. This week, 12 of those f…

Equipping Men In Ten Goals

Goal-Setting 101: Lessons from 45 Years of Achieving and Failing Personal Goals - Equipping Men in Ten EP 611

Jan. 23, 2023

Are your New Year's Resolutions abandoned already? Ever struggle to set goals you will actually achieve? Do you know how to work with God to decide on your goals? In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Jim Ramos outline…

Bonus: "Hospitality" Isn't What You Think It Is: The Hospitable Man, Jim Ramos at The MAG

Jan. 21, 2023

The MAG is a weekly gathering of men in McMinnville Or. This episode is from the Full Capacity Man Series. In this episode, we hope you get a clearer picture of what hospitality is and isn't. Is it a spiritual gift and somet…


Why the Intersectionality Worldview is Contrary to Biblical Christianity w/ Elmo Winters EP 611

Jan. 19, 2023

Are you wondering where buzz words like “privilege,” feeling “safe,” “antiracism,” and replacing wife with “partner” come from? These come from a worldview called "Intersectionality." This week, joined Jim Ramos to make a c…

Guest: Elmo Winters
Equipping Men In Ten Why You Can Trust The Bible

Why You Can Trust the Bible - Part 5 - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 610

Jan. 17, 2023

In part Five of our series 'Why You Can Trust the Bible,' pastor Jim Ramos will share why you should trust the Bible.  of Jim's Newest Free Book Download!

About the Host

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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.

Often called "one of the pioneers of digital men's ministry," Ramos ministers to a social media community of more than 100,000 men through TikTok, Instagram, and the 12,000-strong Men in the Arena Facebook Group, and founded 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.