Five Year celebration

Don’t Miss The River Five Year Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, October 22, The River is hosting a picnic. We’ll provide the food. You provide the company! There is no charge.

We’re celebrating five years of the Lord extending His grace and truth through the ministry of The River.

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The River Blog

Don’t Argue, Just Read!

Most of those who have helped a couple in the midst of a struggle have seen it. The helper offers a comment or a word of clarification; one of the couple affirms the rightness or helpfulness of the comment. The other immediately speaks up: “I’ve been saying that all along! Why didn’t you listen to […]

Pick up a (Real) Book

It’s convenient. You see it everywhere. People aren’t reading print books; they are reading electronic books—looking at words on screens, whether on a cell phone, a tablet, or an e-reader. Should that raise a question for a Christian—for the person who believes that God inspired a book? In the late 1960s, Marshall McLuhan wrote Understanding […]

An Overview of What’s Coming in Fall 2017

You can click on this link and see a calendar showing all the upcoming class offerings for Fall 2017. The calendar will open in another page. Fall 2017-2018 Classes Handout

A Short and Sad Conversation

Flying back to Greenville, I sat next to someone I would describe as both fascinating and terribly confused. We chatted briefly; most of the time was taken up with her offering her take on all things “spiritual.” She explained that she had a master’s degree in comparative religions, was an ordained minister with the Universal […]

How Sherlock Holmes Can Help Us Read Scripture

Even if you are not a fan of detective stories, you’ve probably heard of Arthur Conan Doyle’s consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Like any good detective, Holmes solves crimes. But what sets him apart is how he comes to his solutions: Although others may see what he sees, he sees differently. He is mindfully observant. And […]