Weak though he was, Patrick's success lay in his recognition of the Gospel's power to transform, transfigure and uplift, and this is as true for us in the 21st century as it was for him in the fifth.
When you're looking for information on historical saints and martyrs, you'll find a treasure trove of information in our History section. And the story of Saint Patrick is no exception. So, who was he?
For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you (Acts 17:23). St. Patrick’s Day originally celebrated the priest who returned to Ireland in 432 AD to bring Christianity to his homeland.
Who was Saint Patrick? History records him as a social activist, and legend marks him as a practical theologian. Would that we had more Saint Patricks today!
- March 14, 2013 |
And it has nothing to do with leprechauns.
- March 13, 2013 |
If you ask people who Saint Patrick was, you’re likely to hear that he was an Irishman who chased the snakes out of Ireland. It may surprise you to learn that the real Saint Patrick was not actually Irish—yet his robust faith changed the Emerald Isle forever.
- March 12, 2013 |
On Saint Patrick's Day, many Americans celebrate by attending parades and drinking green beer. But how many of us understand the day's dramatic Christian origins?
- March 11, 2013 |
He did not drink green beer or wear a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" pin, but he accomplished amazing things.
- March 10, 2013 |
It was a pagan world, outside the borders of the accepted disciplines and understandings of civilization. But spiritual. Deeply spiritual. The supernatural was everywhere, in places and days, people and events, filling their lives with images, symbols and ritual.
- March 03, 2011 |
Calvin Miller had me at "hello." From the moment the interview began to the end, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing from the heart of this truly Renaissance man who explores how one people group talked with God in The Path to Celtic Prayer and artfully retells the story of Christ in The Singer.
- March 03, 2011 |