The River Blog

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 […]

Not What Was Expected

I had two back-to-back meetings at a local Starbucks. But the store computers were down. It wasn’t a heart break for me, as I don’t go for the coffee. (I have never had a cup of coffee, but I typically order something because I’m meeting in their space.)   I ended up sitting outside on […]

Does He Still Speak?

It is either the height of arrogance or the depth of deception or both for the professed Christian to insist he is directly and personally hearing from God when God spoke directly to less than 100 people during the first 4,000 years of recorded human history, and when, for the last 1900+ years, we have […]