I'd like to quote just a few nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from his talk,
- Don't use people to build your ministry; use your ministry to build up people.
- Alpha as a program is great; Alpha as a culture is phenomenal.
- Our churches should have a sign on their doors, "Enter at your own risk!" We should expect people to encounter Christ when they come through our doors.
- A parishioner complained to Fr. Mallon: "Alpha, Alpha, Alpha - all you ever talk about is Alpha!" To which Fr James replied, "Well, when people start coming to Christ through your ministry I'll start talking about that."