Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks - An Interview with Dr. Ross A. Lockhart on St. Patrick's Missional Leadership Lessons for Today

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Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks - An Interview with Dr. Ross A. Lockhart on St. Patrick's Missional Leadership Lessons for Today

In this interview, Dr. Marcel Mitchell interviews Dr Ross Lockhart about his recently released book titled Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks - St. Patrick's Missional Leadership Lessons for Today. Dr. Lockhart is the founding director of The Centre of Missional Leadership at St Andrew's Hall at the University of British Columbia. The book looks at the "cultural Christianity" of Roman Britain in which St. Patrick was raised, the transformation of his life while in captivity in Ireland, and after escaping slavery, his training for ministry in France. Some years later because of "Vox Hibernia" (The Call of Ireland) St Patrick returns to Ireland and leads one of the greatest national conversions to Christianity recorded in history. Dr Lockhart takes this interesting bit of 5th and 6th Century Irish / British history, the missionary work of St Patrick and compares it with the Post-Christian culture of the Cascadia region of North America. Through this comparison Dr Lockhart addresses the contemporary missional lessons that can be learned. This is the best missional book I have read to date!