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The Celtic Way: Learning from Missionary Monks

June 29, 2023 Frontiers UK Episode 44
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The Celtic Way: Learning from Missionary Monks
Show Notes

What can we learn from the early Celtic Christian saints who brought the gospel to Scotland and Northern England: St. Patrick, St. Aidan, St. Columba & St. Cuthbert?

These were the wandering & worshipping monks & missionaries, the peregrine pilgrims, devoted to prayer, justice and sharing the good news amongst the pagan tribes.

And what about the Early Church Fathers & Mothers or the Nestorians who travelled deep into Asia?

Matthew Burden, our guest in this episode, is the author of a fascinating new book called Missionary Motivations: Challenges from the Early Church. He grew up in Brazil, spent time in Africa and now pastors a church in Maine, USA.

We discuss the attractional nature of the Desert Fathers, inaugurated eschatology, Christus Victor & much more!


To connect with Wycliffe Bible Translators, click here (UK) or here (USA).
To connect with Matthew and to see the books that he's written, visit his blog here.

To hear a brand new uncut, unplugged album, written and sung in caves, mountains and on beaches over the last few weeks while on a Celtic Pilgrimage from Iona to Holy Island (with 247-Prayer's Pete Greig,) check out Rich Dawson's Pilgrim Songs here on Spotify or wherever you listen to music online.

To follow their journey and to access a 21 day devotional about the Celtic missionary monks, check out the Lectio365 app (11th June - 2nd July).


Do get in touch if you have any questions for Matt or for any of his guests.

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