William Wilberforce was the brave Brit who spent a career in parliament fighting, and finally ending, the British slave trade. Darrow has often referenced Wilberforce as an example of a life spent bringing truth, beauty, and goodness to the world.
Another Wilberforce champion is our friend and co-laborer, John Stonestreet of Summit Ministries and BreakPoint. As Darrow puts it, It’s always a delight to meet people whose heart beats as your own. John is one of those guys. He is very “DNAish.”
John and his colleagues produce videos call Re-Engage. Here’s a recent edition — Redemption Everywhere: Faith that Walks — that will challenge you to think, and live, like Wilberforce.
Spend six minutes to enjoy, learn, and be challenged. … Then see the important note below.
Note: As the video indicated, Darrow will be on the platform at the 2013 Wilberforce Weekend in Arlington, VA. This is a great opportunity to “join the Colson Center and activists, innovators and catalysts who are leading the ‘little platoons’ evidencing the love and justice of the Kingdom of God in the midst of the kingdoms of this world and in their communities. Get inspired to seek the welfare of the city in which you live.”
Maybe you have more in common with Wilberforce than you realize.