COMING FALL 2019
This is our Manifesto
By Blaine Bartel
We are the men this monkey-suit world is waiting for.
We are the mavericks of manhood. Branded by the cross.
Raised from the unremarkable. Into the unimaginable.
This is how we live. What we hold true. Who we are.
WE BELIEVE IN RESURRECTION
We were once dirty rotten scoundrels.
Dead in our deadly deeds. Yet out of the dirt raised by Christ. Born a second time.
Wild and surrendered. Untamed by our culture. Reclaimed by our Creator.
WE BELIEVE IN TRANSFORMATION
That the impossible actually isn’t.
We believe in the radical notion that we
don’t need a drug, a Ferrari or a porn star to be happy.
WE BELIEVE IN VIRTUE
We are not men because we bully, drive big trucks or lift heavy objects.
We are no better than the beggar. No poorer than the King.
We believe the virtue of love champions all challengers.
WE BELIEVE IN HONESTY
We reject masks, lies and labels. We live transparently.
We’ve lost all fear of who we really are. But do not confuse
our vulnerability for weakness. It is our strength.
WE BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF SEX
We believe in it’s Holy Creator. Held sacred in committed bond.
The splendor of this intimacy is never forced, forged or indiscriminate.
We see each human being as an image bearer of The Almighty. Never a target of our pleasure.
WE BELIEVE IN MEANING
Wealth and riches may come our way, but we live for something greater.
We will not spend another minute chasing dollars. We toil out of sheer joy and purpose.
To make a difference. Expand the kingdom of His Son. Elevate those who have less.
WE BELIEVE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
The prophetic and prevailing force of Ecclesia.
We have left the “me” world and raise a new flag for the “we” world.
You may underestimate me. Alone.
But do not underestimate us. Together.
We declare one and all.
Coming this Fall
You can receive Blaine’s brand new book
“Every Man’s Little Black Book of Side Hustle”
And be the first to know when MEN OF THE MANIFESTO launches later this fall.