Packer’s Dusty Discovery at Oxford in North Gate Hall

Guest post by Jason G. Duesing.

During J. I. Packer’s second year of undergraduate studies at Oxford, he was invited to serve as the junior librarian at the Christian Union student organization. Having been converted only a year earlier, Packer was new to the Union but, as he would soon discover, so were a recent donation of books. Continue reading “Packer’s Dusty Discovery at Oxford in North Gate Hall”

Patrick of Ireland: Prepared to Proclaim

Guest Post by John Morrison

While “a young man, almost a beardless boy,” Patrick (c. 389-c.461) was abducted from his father’s villa in Britain by a band of Irish raiders who would sell him as a slave in their native land. While enslaved, Patrick would come to faith in Christ, and he would eventually escape back to his home in Britain. However, he would not stay home. He returned to the land of his captivity to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and through his missionary efforts, the gospel would gain a foothold in Ireland. Continue reading “Patrick of Ireland: Prepared to Proclaim”