Why and How to Preach about St. Patrick this St. Patrick’s Day

The pub nearest me has festooned itself with green, orange, and white bunting. My doctor’s waiting room is plastered with cardboard shamrocks that say LUCKY. McDonald’s has brought back (for a limited time) its Shamrock Shake. Yes, my friends, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and since this year [2019] that falls on a Sunday, we might consider, “Should we preach [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:56-06:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: For Pastors, Opinion, Preaching|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Legacy of St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  While the day has taken on a life of its own in the form of pots of gold, shamrocks, green beer, and the promise of a country without snakes, there are important truths about St. Patrick's life that should not be missed.  Here are a few things that I posted over at LeaderWorks...and a few others. [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:22:29-06:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Patrick

My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. And so begins the Confession of St. Patrick, a vivid, honest, and faithful account of what God had done in his life. It makes for great reading. About two years ago I led a group [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:16:29-06:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: History, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Raise a Glass for St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick's Day. It ought to mean more than wearing green and drinking beer.  For the Christian, the life and witness of Saint Patrick is an inspiration for us today as we face an unbelieving world and collapsing culture. Consider these things: Patrick was born in 380 AD in Scotland (probably).  As a teenager he was kidnapped by [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:22:30-06:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |4 Comments