“Patrick’s Places” Published

In 2016, I wrote a brief biographical piece about Sir Patrick Hamilton, the first Lutheran martyr in Scotland. I had hoped to modernize his theological commonplaces as a later piece for our readers here, but as is often the case for me, “side” projects pile up on the shelf and don’t get finished (read: I’m a bit undisciplined). However, Rev. Don Matzat, previously of Issues, Etc., found Master Patrick’s treatise and updated it himself, in hopes that Patrick Hamilton’s work could be enjoyed by his theological descendants today. This afternoon, I held the book in my hand. Words cannot describe the joy I had as I paged through it.

I’d like to recommend that you consider adding this to your library. It’s a rather short read, but it’s also a helpful insight into the Lutheran roots of the Reformation in Scotland. You can purchase it here for $3.99 for a hard copy (or $2.99 for the Kindle Edition). Blessings on your theological studies in 2019!

About Pastor Jordan McKinley

Rev. Jordan McKinley is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia, IN. He’s a 2012 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, and a 2006 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He served his vicarage at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pagosa Springs, CO, and served from June 2012 to August 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bennett, IA, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stanwood, IA. He is the husband of one wife, Andrea, and the father of three (Naomi, Collin, and Theodore). Though he has a deep and abiding love of all things Star Trek, he will not likely be writing any theological treatises in Klingon.

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