Today, of course, is St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s also my wife’s birthday!  I bet most of you didn’t know that.  Of course, this means she gets inundated with everything green.

But, St. Patricks isn’t about green things, shamrocks, lerechauns, and the like.  Bottom line, God used Patrick in his role as a missionary and pastor.  Russel Moore writes on what evangelicals can learn from St. Patrick.  A small sample, he writes…

Any evangelical seeking to kindle a love for missions among the people of God will benefit from this volume’s demonstration that the Great Commission did not lie dormant between the apostle Paul and William Carey. Patrick’s love and zeal for the Irish may also inspire American evangelicals to repent of our hopelessness for the conversion of, say, the radical Islamic world—which is, after all, no more “hopeless” than the Irish barbarians of Patrick’s era.

Reid Monaghan, from Acts29 churches, gives a small biography on St. Patrick, and Mark Driscoll writes on why St. Patrick was one of the greatest missionaries to ever live.