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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A Big Idea About “the Big Story of the Bible”

It’s common to hear—from many sources and many teachers—about the need to grasp “the big story of the Bible.” The idea is that one needs not only to know what the big story is but that apart from knowing the big story one cannot read and understand Scripture. Sometimes the approach is presented by way […]

No Expert Needed

There are times when you want—and need—an expert opinion. Your car is making a peculiar (and new) noise, but only when you turn to the left. You look under the car and try to assess the problem and find nothing amiss (at least to your relatively untrained eye). So, you take it to your mechanic. […]

Well, Couldn’t It Mean . . . ?

Often when you enter into a conversation with another person about a book you’ve read or a movie you’ve seen, when it comes to discussing a particular line in the movie or a paragraph in the book you might hear, “Well, what I understand that to mean is . . . ” or “Well, although […]

Easter Ripples

You’ve undoubtedly seen it happen. A stone is tossed into a lake or a pebble dropped in a pond. You notice the immediate point of impact. But then, as you watch, you see the ripples. Moving out from that center of impact, ripples spread out. An ever-widening circle of movement expands far beyond that initial […]

Seeing the Resurrection by Hearing and Reading

After the resurrection, two of those who had been following Jesus for some time were on their way from Jerusalem back to their home in Emmaus. They weren’t part of the inner circle of twelve, but they were readily identified as “disciples” of Jesus (Luke 24:13–35) They knew some things about Jesus. They knew of […]