Who was St. Patrick? 2

Strike the MatchRuth Tucker writes, “Shrouded in legend and glorified by sainthood, Patrick, Ireland’s great fifth-century missionary is one of the most misrepresented figures in church history” (From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, 37).

On this first episode of Strike the Match, we are discussing, “Who was St. Patrick and what can we learn for today?” I felt this would be a very appropriate topic with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner.

My guest is Dr. Ed Smither, professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University. Ed’s next book is Missionary Monks, so he has much to share about Patrick.

Find out more about Ed on Twitter or his blog.

If you have not read The Confessions of St. Patrick, let me encourage you to do so during this time of the year.  It is a brief work and offers a glimpse into the life and work of this missionary.  You can get a free pdf of the book HERE or you can read it on-line HERE.

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