Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Over at the Resurgence blog, Mark Driscoll gives a remarkable account of the man behind the day. As an Englishman, who was once sold into slavery in Ireland, Patrick returned to the country of his slave days to accomplish great things:
"Patrick gave his life to the people who had enslaved him until he died at 77 years of age. He had seen untold thousands of people convert as between 30-40 of the 150 tribes had become substantially Christian. He had trained 1000 pastors, planted 700 churches, and was the first noted person in history to take a strong public stand against slavery."
Read the whole thing

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