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For a lot of years now (seriously more than I can count), I have taken the month of July to do what I have called a Social Media Fast but has turned into so much more. That’s why this year I’m calling it Low-Tech July.  This month I am going decidedly (but not completely) low-tech. Why am I doing this? Because it is...

Calling the guy "Doubting Thomas" is just rude.

Sometimes reading the Bible is like...well...reading the Bible.

I'm still in shock from last night.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that."

Forty years ago, a ragtag group of men and women moved to East Lansing to launch what has become Riverview Church. Over those years, we moved around the campus of Michigan State University like a bunch of nomads until we finally settled in our first permanent location in Holt in 2001. Since then, we have launched...

As I have written before, 2016 was the year I began to realize all that I don’t know about race in America. With Martin Luther King, Jr Day coming up, there is no more appropriate time to get together to pray about racial reconciliation. A couple months ago, a few women approached us about hosting this event at...

To be honest, it feels a tad self-promoty to make a big deal out of this, but I am super excited about the book and I want tons of people to read it so I’m going for it anyway. The reason I wrote this book was because I really want people to experience the truth that Jesus has set us free. Too many Christians live as...

I’m a data junkie. I am always looking at all kinds of crazy reports at Riv and I try to figure out the trends behind the numbers.  This year, I decided to look over the numbers from my online world and the trends are–to put it mildly–obvious. Without further ado, here’s my top posts the social medias in 2016.   Looks...

I have noticed an interesting phenomenon the past couple weeks. A lot of people I talk with seem to be dreading conversations they are inevitably going to have with their families over Christmas. Some people seem to be worried about how to handle Uncle Ted’s politics, others are concerned about their sister’s...