March 17, 2014

St. Patrick Redefined Evangelism

He was enslaved by the Irish Celtics. After escaping and fleeing the country, he returned to live amidst and evangelize his captors. Rome considered his methods unorthodox, if not heretical. Why? Because Patrick did not believe that "civilizing" a culture and "evangelizing" a culture were synonymous. He believed that the good news of the Gospel could be discovered within the indigenous culture–the Celts didn't need to become "Roman" in order to follow Jesus.

We could learn a lot from St. Patrick.

For more of this perspective on St. Patrick, read George G. Hunter III's, The Celtic Way of Evangelism.

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