Maybe it is just me, but I don’t remember a year where Saint Patty’s Day has elicited such a response by evangelicals.
Previous years have collected a few blog posts. See Russell Moore’s “What evangelicals can learn from Saint Patrick” and Kevin DeYoung’s “Who was Saint Patrick?” But this year evangelicals have sought to deliver Patrick from the clutches of the Catholic Church, and have produced dozens of blog posts. (Okay, maybe not dozens, but in the spirit of exaggerated legends, like those of St. Patrick, we’ll say dozens).
Why? Maybe it is the coordination of St. Patrick’s Day and the Lord’s Day; maybe it is the recent election of Pope Francis I; or maybe it is the fact that the paganization of America and (Western Europe) has stimulated evangelicals to find a new hero. For all those reasons, Patrick is worthy of our consideration and imitation. The following posts will give you a good introduction to Patrick and will spur you on to tell the lost about Christ.
David Mathis, “The Mission of Saint Patrick“
Mark Driscoll, “Get to Know Saint Patrick“
John Downey, “Get to know the REAL ‘Saint’ Patrick“
Philip Jenson, “Saint Patrick the Irish Evangelist“
If you know of other evangelical blogs highlighting Patrick, let me know and I will update.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, dss