Makers of Fire by Alex McManus

Thanks to missional maven, Alan Hirsch, global peacemaker, Bob Roberts, and professional futurist, Jay Gary, for their kind words featured in the Makers of Fire Video Trailer below.

Thanks to those of you who’ve purchased my book — now available on Amazon  — or have emailed me encouraging notes. Thanks!

Inspired words for economically challenged times…

Kevin Sutherland engaging the conversation at the Human Event

Kevin Sutherland engaging the conversation at the Human Event

Last week at the IMN’s 7-Day Mentoring Immersion my friend, Kevin Sutherland, offered a provocative idea. He said that he had decided not to participate in the recession.

“You can do that?” I asked.

“We’re planning on giving more this year than we did the year before,” he said.

I was definitely inspired.

As a result of Kevin’s leadership, we too have decided that we will not participate in the recession. Continue reading

Good Times

The IMN’s 7-Day Mentoring Immersion, H209, and Voxtropolis (USA) 2009 are now behind us. Whew. That was a lot of work AND and lot of fun. The photos will be up soon. Immediately after these events I experience a kind of lull. It sure is quiet here now with everyone returned to their homes.

Wednesday and Thursday of this week I teach at the National Pastor’s Conference in San Diego. I’ll return on Friday and sleep till Monday.

Then the fun begins again — The BETA Immersion, H209, and Voxtropolis in Sheffield (UK) scheduled for the end of September/beginning of October will appear dead center on my radar.

Good times.

See you in the mystic…

The Blue Parakeet

Name one person that lives by the trilogy: The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it. Once you realize that no one belongs on your list, then you may be ready for Scot McKnight’s new book, The Blue Parakeet.


In his most recent book, Mcknight takes on everyone who claims to completely follow the Bible. Everyone, suggests McKnight, “picks and chooses” the portions of scripture to live out. No one lives out the Bible en toto. Continue reading