Archive for March, 2016

Today, March 17, most of us (if we remember) will break out some green apparel while kids everywhere will try to pinch you if you do not wear green! Towns will color their foundations green and many will tell about that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But do you know who Saint Patrick really was and what he did? Russ Moore says that to our shame, most evangelical Protestants tend to think of Saint Patrick as a leprechaun. Let that not be the case and take a few minutes to read about St. Patrick today and even tell others who he really was and what he did. Here are some helps:

If you have never read it you need to give The Confessions of St. Patrick a quick read that will tell about his fascinating life and ministry.

Russ Moore is helpful with this quick and insightful read : An Evangelical Looks at Saint Patrick.

Jim Elliff’s ministry once again has helped us with one page reads (designed for bulletin inserts) that cover a brief biography of¬† St. Patrick, a children’s insert, and one to help us understand luck.

J.D. Payne encourages us to think about this holiday from a different perspective.

Joe Carter with the ERLC helps us look at 5 Facts About St. Patrick.

The question of should Christians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is discussed here at Ligonier Ministries.

Also, you may want to check out this funny short animated bit from Lutheran Satire on the doctrine of the Trinty and St. Patrick.

originally published March 17, 2012