Brave Men Podcast

Brave Men Podcast

Wisdom and courage for the journey - navigating life with the help of a father's voice. Paul Louis Cole is the founder/president of the Global Fatherhood Initiative and DadAcademy.com We are a human justice mission focused on defeating fatherlessness, ending child abuse and stopping human trafficking. This is done through the mentoring of men. GFI is on the ground in over 100 nations.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 57 min

Growing up surviving the streets and housing projects of Atlanta, Ray Ray McElrathbey never thought Disney would make a movie about his life … and yet Disney+ has made a movie about what he did in helping raise his little brother, it’s called “Safety” and it’s out now.

Ray Ray’s inspiring story began when his family moved into a housing project in Atlanta, where Ray Ray picked up sports. As he excelled in athletics, his mother ...

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From drug dealer to dealer of hope. This story will inspire you to attempt the impossible. Robert Kalatschan is a Huntington Beach businessman who with his wife Dorothea founded Giving It Back To Kids, a charity that helps at-risk orphans, children and families in VietNam and Southeast Asia. Robert is a successful businessman that was transformed by the ministry of Maximized Manhood. His remarkable story is now the subject of the b...

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21 men would not compromise their faith. They would not yield to the terrorists and deny Christ. With great courage, each man knelt down on the wet and cold ocean shore. Behind each man was an assassin poised to strike with a saber. In their final moments, these young Christian men – many of them in their late teens and twenties, prayed as evil charges were declared against them.

The 21 declared to each other and to heaven, “Ya Rab...

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Johnnie Moore is a relentless advocate for religious freedom in the Middle East, Nigeria and the most dangerous places in the world. He has authored several books including the one we talk about today on BraveMen – The Next Jihad, Stop the Christian Genocide in Africa.   Johnnie is founder and CEO of The KAIROS Company and President of The Congress of Christian Leaders. He began his career at Liberty University, where he served as ...

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John Smithwick is a global missionary. He and his team have planted churches, conducted regional crusades, directed hundreds of short-term missions groups and witnessed over 2 million people commit their lives to following Christ.   John and his wife Martine founded and direct Global Ventures, a missions organization active in 35 nations. The miraculous healing of hundreds of people from deadly diseases, crippled limbs, sickness an...

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Doug Stringer is an extreme follower of Jesus who takes first-responder food, medicine and help to the most troubled spots in the world. Doug is the founder of Somebody Cares America and Somebody Cares International, with chapters, centers, partners, affiliate ministries and a global coalition around the world. Doug and his wife Lisa are authors, speakers, activists and courageous compassionists. Doug has written extensively, is a ...

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Bill Scheer has never been anything but ‘full-on and uninhibited’ for anything he’s done in his life. That’s why his church is called GUTS Church. Our great friends Bill and his wife Sandy founded GUTS Church in Tulsa 29 years ago for people who felt marginalized by the modern church culture. Bill says, “I wanted to start a church for people who don’t like church”. Bill was raised in the St. Louis area and as he grew up he became i...

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Brad’s book “H3 Leadership” has become a must read for faith leaders and for Fortune 500 Companies around the world. He’s well known as one of the leaders of the Catalyst Movement and as a business and church consultant but today, we meet Brad the man behind the man … just a good guy from Oklahoma who’s committed to changing the world. Jim Collins said, “Brad has dedicated himself to a noble quest: helping young people become great...

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Our friend Darrel Young had so many setbacks in his life most men would have gone home. But Darrel not only didn’t quit – he took the hits and then began to give out his own as the starting fullback for one of America’s top NFL football teams. Undrafted and cut, he didn’t give up. He even changed from being a linebacker on defense to a fullback on offense.   After his multi-year pro career Darrel is now a leading executive with the...

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On today’s podcast, Jon Gordon, a world leader on executing positivity, talks about how our thinking can determine our future. In a freewheeling discussion Jon brings us fresh inspiration and shares the background to his best-selling book, The Carpenter. Jon is a world-renowned specialist in coaching corporate clients such as Dell, Southwest Airlines and West Point Military Academy. He works with people who want to become excellent...

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Paul takes us through a few of the powerful keys to personal success from the book "Power of Potential" by Ed Cole. What does it mean to create a positive image, what is the difference between a follower and a leader, what did it take for Joseph to hold on to his dream? Principals including, "Master your passion or your passion will master you" and "You are only qualified to lead to the degree you're willing...

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Dr. Gene Getz’s book “The Measure of a Man” is a classic overview of Biblical masculinity that has been read by millions of men. Pastors and leaders around the world have taught from that book and from the more than 60 books he has written. He is a pastor to pastors across the nations and daily meets with and counsels key faith and cultural leaders. Gene wrote a book “Sharpening the Focus of the Church” out of his work in the class...

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What would it feel like to be reunited with your biological birth mother for the first time on national television? That’s exactly what happened to Sam Collier the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta. Today on BraveMen Ps. Sam shares the remarkable story of his life’s journey from orphan to nationally recognized Christian leader. His dramatic testimony is also the subject of his best-selling book “A Greater Story”. Twins Sam and Sara C...

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Brian Tome is a national voice in speaking to men about Christian manhood and Biblical masculinity. He is the founding and senior pastor of Crossroads, a significant church based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brian has authored four books including his best-seller, “The Five Marks of a Man”. Today on BraveMen we talk real man stuff. How does Brian workout life as a dad and husband, pastor of a mega-church and his yearning heart for adventur...

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Otto Kelly was a bruising tough running back in the NFL and holds the NCAA record for most yards gained in a quarter. Otto Kelly is the Executive Director of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Reno, Nevada. Those two seemingly contradictory statements describe a man on a remarkable journey, from professional sports to saving babies. Today we talk about true manhood with Otto – how he can be a muscular hard charging man of God and the g...

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What is Advent? How do I live in the tension of the birth of a baby and the coming of the Messiah? “Honest Advent” is a poetic and visual book that inspires our spirits and fills our hearts with wonder. It’s a book about hope and real life, the pain of childbirth and the joy of the new. Today on BraveMen we explore the mystery and power of the coming of Jesus Christ – and the power of Advent with Scott Erickson, the author of a fre...

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“JB” – for millions of sports fans those initials mean action, insight and integrity. James Brown, “JB”, is the current host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and "Inside The NFL" on Showtime. JB is a multiple Emmy Award-winning network broadcaster, has hosted the Super Bowl nine times, is a founding partner of the World Series Champion Washington Nationals and was elected into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in August 2020.  ...

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For over two decades Justin Camp was on an upward business track - he graduated from two major colleges, was a Wall Street attorney in New York, then managed a successful Silicon Valley venture capital firm. But a new track emerged when out of a powerful experience with the Lord Justin co-founded Gather Ministries with his wife, Jennifer, and while she created the Loop website for women, Justin built the popular WiRE for Men devoti...

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Danny Silk is a minister of cultural reformation. His advocacy of children and the family has made him a powerful voice that millions of people across America listen to. Today on BraveMen we gain insight and revelation from his compelling book, Loving Our Kids on Purpose. This forthright conversation will help dads, mentors and families to build stronger bonds of communication, trust and respect.

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Pat Morley is a great friend who for decades has been regarded as one of America’s most respected authorities on the unique challenges and opportunities facing men. Through his speaking and writing, he is a tireless advocate for men, encouraging and inspiring them to change their lives in Christ. He is the author of the classic best-selling book for men, The Man in the Mirror.  In 1986, as a successful real estate investor and buil...

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