Patrick Mitchel is blessed to be surrounded by three wonderful women – his wife Ines and their two daughters – a somewhat biased statement but true nonetheless.

He lectures in theology at Irish Bible Institute. But a better way of putting this is that he has the enormous privilege of learning and growing with Christians from all over Ireland in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.

Some particular areas of interest include exploring how the gospel of Jesus Christ applies to contemporary life. Areas of teaching include faith and contemporary culture, introduction to Christian theology, Christology, Pneumatology, contemporary theologies and evangelicalism.

His PhD was published as ‘Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster 1921-1998’ by Oxford University Press in 2003. He has contributed chapters to various other books such as ‘Solus Spiritus’ in McKnight and Modica (eds) “The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective” (Baker Academic: March 2016), Contributors include Scot McKnight, N T Wright, J D G Dunn, Bruce Longenecker, Lynn Cohick and others.

He is author of The Message of Love (September 2019) which is the latest in the IVP Bible Speaks Today Themes series.

Patrick writes book reviews and other pieces including articles published in the national press. He was editor of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland’s ‘Together We Believe: a common faith, a common purpose’ and chair of EAI’s theology working group.

He is actively engaged in local church ministry as an elder in Maynooth Community Church – a community that is truly home. He also speaks regularly at various events and churches.

Some favourite ‘off screen’ pursuits include golf, hiking & camping, travel, reading, dinner with friends and time alone with Saint Bob (Dylan that is).

22 thoughts on “About

  1. HI Bro Patrick,

    You’re doing a great work here! I was just in Dublin last May….Loved it. I’d like to stay in touch. Are you on Twitter/Facebook?

    Keep up the good work in Christ.

    Sis Myisha

  2. Hello Myisha,
    Thanks for the kind words
    Afraid not – bit of a luddite there. I do the blog but haven’t found the time and enthusiasm for Facebook & Twitter …!

  3. Hi Patrick

    Just want to let you know Scot McKnight’s link on your blog is incorrect as of August 2010!

    Jen Leech

  4. Hi Patrick. Came across your blog while tracking down old ECONI documents online. I look forward to reading back through your posts.

    In case the ‘olli’ doesn’t register, think Alwyn Thomson instead. Since leaving ECONI I’ve variously been in Albania, Georgia (ccountry, not state), Germany and the US (currently in Washington DC). If you’re out this way any time in the next two years feel free to look me up.

  5. Patrick,
    I am so glad to have discovered this blog today! Excellent and deep reflections on real issues affecting faith and spirituality in contemporary Ireland. Sorry we’ve lost contact in recent years, but I’m very grateful for the assistance you gave me while I was working on my PhD at TCD. I’ll drop you a line next time I’m in Dublin, if that’s alright.
    Blessings and best wishes,

  6. I am so glad that Laura reblogged your page – I look forward to reading more of your articles. I belong to the Presbyterian Church USA and we are in the midst of a lot of changes, it will be interesting to get to our Presbyterian brothers and sisters across the pond! Blessings

  7. Patrick,
    I would like to invite you to submit an article for an upcoming series on my website http://www.johnsramblings.com. It is a series of essays titled The Cry from Kells (see http://www.johnsramblings.com/2013/08/the-cry-from-kells-new-series-on-johns.html for more details) which explores the meaning of the Gospel in Modern Ireland. I already have a number of interesting people lined up and would be honoured if you would participate.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,

  8. Hi Patrick,

    I’ve been reading your articles for some time now. I just thought I’d let you know that I enjoy them a lot and say thanks to you for sharing your knowledge on WordPress. May God bless you 🙂 Tony.

  9. hi my good friend just happened on your page
    lovely to read about your journey if ya are wondering who this is josie from cork
    i must pot in and have a chat

  10. Greetings Patrick. Thank you for your blogs. And particularly, I want to thank you for The Message of Love which I am enjoying very much. This is the best way to do topical issues – expounding passage after passage of Scripture. Thank you for your careful respect for the Text and for your courage in applying it to our contemporary context. Keep up the good work and God bless.

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