Scotland Faith & Freedom Tour - 2008
Journey With Me Day by Day Through the Land of Ballantyne
and the Greatest Scottish Heroes
In June of this year I will be traveling with my family and one hundred friends for the trip of a lifetime — the 2008 Vision Forum Ministries Scotland Faith and Freedom Tour. My father, Douglas Phillips, will be leading the tour. He will be joined by Christian historians Bill Potter and Dr. Joe Morecraft. We will also have the honor of traveling with the award-winning filmmaker and native Scotsman, Colin Gunn, and with my favorite balladeer, Mr. Charlie Zahm.
My father describes our adventure thusly: “Our journey will take us through nearly two thousand years of Scottish history. We will visit Roman ruins, stand where the Druids built their ancient monoliths, voyage to the island where Christianity was birthed in Great Britain, survey the land of the Covenanters, immerse ourselves in the lives of Knox and the Reformers, study heroes of Scottish Christian literature, walk on the battlefields of the Bravehearts, explore ancient castle after castle, delve into the lives of the most effective missionaries in history, and even search for the Loch Ness monster. We will learn of Scottish queens, Pictish warriors, and dragon legends that reinforce the biblical account of the post-Flood world. And before the week is over, we will sample haggis and attend the oldest Highland games in the world — founded by Robert the Bruce and held consecutively every year (except for war) since 1315.”
Even if you can’t be with us in Scotland this year, you can join me at BallantyneTheBrave.com for a day by day journey into Scotland’s past with a special emphasis on the life and writings of R.M. Ballantyne, his life and stories. Each day of my journey I will be posting pictures, film clips and stories from the tour. Make sure to visit BallantyneTheBrave.com in June, and keep sending your questions and comments. I will try to answer them from Scotland as much as is possible.