Hats Off to a Man with a Hat On

Originally published in the June 2015 Explorer Raymond Street wears many hats. Literally. Raymond is to hats, caps really, as Imelda Marcos is to shoes. I have no idea how many he owns, but his collection is impressive. When he wears a red shirt, he wears a red cap....

Our Building Services Coordinator

The River Road Church congregation is composed of astute, observant members, particularly when it comes to locating errors or subtle changes in our publications.  When we print an incorrect room number, meeting time, Bible reference, or misspelled name, a careful...

What's New?

On occasion, in what passes as a greeting, someone asks me: “What’s new?” Most of the time I reply with an equally non-descript “same old, same old.” It’s the kind of idiomatic code that drives speakers of proper English nuts. This month, however, my answer to “what’s...

Our Good Fortune

Originally published in the April 2013 Explorer. Almost no significant, lasting church work is accomplished alone. It takes capable and committed staff, plus energized and effective laity, to fulfill a congregation’s mission. It is the good fortune of River Road...