‘The Stones Cry Out’: An Introduction…
Working in partnership with Glen Drury of The Vine Maidstone, Mark has developed a dynamic, fun and educational tour of the British Museum’s Biblical artefacts. In October 2013 Mark stood down from paid vocational ministry to focus entirely on developing these tours as a full time concern.
The British Museum was founded in 1753 as a national repository for art and antiquities that record human history and culture. Entry was and still remains free for all ‘studious and curious persons’. The Museum has remained open ever since (except for two World Wars), moving from an annual attendance of 5,000 to becoming London’s top attraction receiving over 6 million visitors a year.
With over 8 million artefacts in its collection and over 50,000 of these on display; the museum houses the worlds finest record of ancient cultures.
The Bible is a collection of books written on three continents, over 40 different generations, during a 1,500 year time span, by over 40 authors from every walk of life, using three different ancient languages.
The tendency to read the Bible in isolation can lead us to forget that in many places along scripture’s timeline its fingerprints touch the surrounding nations & cultures and vice versa. The British Museum Tour is a great opportunity to examine these touch points.