Celtic Christianity (2): St. Bridget & St. Columba
Notes: The Church is advancing in the world and becoming a mature man (Eph. 4:11-16). The paths, streams, cul-de-sacs, and winding trails this takes are the artifacts of culture. The shape of the Celtic origins in Christ have rapids, crags, and wind through civilization. "It began with an independent catholicity (or a sort to semi-Protestantism), [Ireland] was Christianized without bloodshed and independently of Rome...." (Schaff, History IV, 43). There have been three spiritual parents to the Celts, a father, Patrick, a mother, Bridget (Brigid 'Bride') of Kildare, and a brother, Colum-cille.
Columba said, "My Druid [Priest] is Christ, the son of God, Christ, Son of Mary, the Great Abbot [father], the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost."
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more
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