My name is Amisi Kiarie.

This blog is about theology. In other words, this blog is about God.

For a long time, there have been ideas about this science that I’ve wanted to express. I’m sharing some of them publicly now.

The title of the blog is a combination of two ideas. First, it is a read/write stream: I write, and (I hope) you read. I intend to add a commenting feature soon.

The second idea is an abbreviation of these wonderful verses:

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
Psalm 46:4-5

Jonathan Edwards once suggested that this river, which is referenced throughout Scripture, is a veiled description of the Holy Spirit. I think that’s highly interesting, but I’m still trying to determine its truth.

Finally, a disclaimer. I make no attempt or pretence at originality. As has been said by a wise man, in theology, new is just another term for heretical. I will try as much as possible to be honest about quotations, but in general, my policy will be to acknowledge references only when I want to direct readers to thinkers that would be edifying.

I also promise to, unapologetically and without warning, switch between first, second and third person, in their singular and plural variants, because this is my site and I am not ashamed to disregard arbitrary writing conventions that have only ever confused me.

Unless stated otherwise, all Bible verses quoted are mostly from the ESV. I say mostly because I will often change a word or two, such as using man where the ESV translators have chosen to use person. So I encourage readers to compare doubtful quotations with translations that they trust.