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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Misrepresenting What Was Said

No one seems to like it. We all want both to be understood and fairly represented. We don’t like it when someone misunderstands us, misrepresents what we say, or only selectively references our words to make their own point. But many Bible-readers appear to think that this is perfectly OK when it comes to the Scriptures. […]

Welcoming the Surprisingly Unexpected

In his fascinating book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb brings into view the “impact of the highly improbable.”[1]The title comes from the discovery of a previously-never-seen black swan, first identified in Australia in the early 1900s. His book explores the implications of “the role of extreme events in many domains of life.”[2] For Taleb, […]

An Imaginary Salvation?

In regular “religious” conversations, you may hear people make reference to Jesus. They’ll refer to Him; they’ll talk about how they believe in Him. In such moments it is always helpful to ask: “Which Jesus?” If you ask that question, you might get a puzzled look or a gentle rebuff (as if you were joking […]

A Willing Fighter

You’ve probably heard the expression—particularly in the face of some desperate situation. “The doctor fought to keep the patient alive.” “The first responders fought to get to the people trapped in the rubble.” “The pilot fought to bring the damaged plane to a safe landing.” We use the idea of fighting not only to refer […]

Trying Not To Be Casual About It

I know that there are times when, in the midst of a conversation with a friend, I find it hard to track what he or she is saying. My friend isn’t “trying to say something;” he or she really is saying something. The problem is that I don’t always hear with the clarity necessary–so I […]