William Wilberforce definedÂ ChristianÂ as â€œa pilgrim travelling on business through a strange country.â€ — Marc Baer
Last week when registering forÂ theÂ 2014 Ancient Evangelical Future ConferenceÂ atÂ Trinity School for Ministry,Â I found myself surrounded by the testimony of many who have gone before us in Christ, including “Mere Believers” who I have enjoyed getting to know better through the work of Marc Baer (author interview). I confess that it has been quite some time since I visited Trinity School for Ministry and I was “moved” when entering this public display of “so great a cloud of witnesses” who cheer us as we press on with the race set before us in Christ Jesus our Lord (Hebrews 11-12). As I stepped into a stream of the history of the people of God, I was reminded that I am but “a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants”. To God be the glory!
The picture to the right is part of a panel which gives attention to four who blazed the trail before us, including Hannah More and William Wilberforce. Marc’s chapter on Hannah More (1745-1833) inÂ Mere Believers: How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of HistoryÂ (Wipf and Stock, 2013) begins: [Read more…] about Surrounded by “Mere Believers”