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Where We Go From Here

Seeking justice without worship leaves us attending to the second greatest commandment by bypassing the first. This pathway risks the unveiling of a new kind of legalism in our hearts. This new legalism is expressed in a ruthless pursuit of justice that stems from a heart that has not itself been examined for its own… Read more »

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Restoring Hearts Ministries of Trenton

Restoring Hearts Ministries  of Trenton is in the business of bringing hope to the hopeless by shining the light of Jesus Christ into the darkness through evangelism and relationship-building. As Christians we have been called to love, which Restoring Hearts does through service to the least of these.  As servants of Christ we go where… Read more »

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Earth Day is Over- What Now?

#PrayForCalifornia “If human beings are the ‘priesthood of creation,’ then we have a duty to pray for the whole earth, not just our fellow human beings.   `- The Rt Revd Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle April 22nd. It came and went just like any other day. Did you remember that April 22nd has special… Read more »

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The Farm

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. –Wendell Berry, from “A Standing Ground” The sun woke me each morning of the summer whether I liked it or not, streaming through the burlap curtains of the barn’s bunkroom.  Careful to dodge the mice dainties that the… Read more »

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Thanksgiving and the Giving Up in Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving. We will spend this holiday counting our many blessings and thanking the Giver of all good gifts. This is right and proper. In the Old Testament, God laid out numerous feast days, outlined in Leviticus 23. It seems comical to me that the Israelites were commanded to keep a calendar of special… Read more »

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A Year of Justice

What is “A Year of Justice”? A Year of Justice is a one-year initiative designed to engage Christians in the fight against injustice, violence and oppression both locally and globally. Its threefold mission is to inform people of the issues of injustice, connect them to organizations already working to fight these injustices, and then empower… Read more »