Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Alan Creech has a good recap of this feast day remembering this innovative, “outside-the-box” thinking church planter and missionary. There’s more info here (warning – bad midi music).

Good conversation last night with Peter Matthews! Talking about a church plant in Lexington – St. Patrick’s (ironic). We were trying to get a handle on the difference between contextualization and relevance and between resistance to the dominant culture and capitalization to it. Good stuff.

It seems to me that Patrick exemplified this tension (if it is a tension?). He certainly led a contextual mission, but he didn’t try to be relevant. He resisted certain practices and cultural forms of Celtic culture without capitulating to them.


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