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Ethics and Religion Talk: Responding to reader feedback

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-15-2018 under OPINION

A woman contacted me through the Grand Rapids Press regarding the lack of racial diversity on the panel; specifically, she wanted to know why there was no African-American panelist. First, I explained that it is my goal for the panel to match the...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is the serpent in the Garden of Eden real?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under OPINION

Sometimes the Ethics and Religion Talk panel gets questions from people whose objective is to point out the fallacy of treating the Bible as sacred literature or the ridiculousness of religion in general. Elisa’s question appears to be in that...

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Parables on Fire! Parables of the Seed, the Treasure, the Pearl, and the Net

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under

Presented by Fr. Joachim Lally, CSP These four parables focus on what it means to “See Clearly” and to “See as God Sees.” Fr. Joachim explores how judgmental thinking clouds the way we see ourselves, others and God. (It is...

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Reading Your Bible Discovering the Biblical Message Today

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under

Presented by Steve Mueller, PhD., Teacher and Author Thursday, September 17, 7:00 -8:30pm Program will be live streamed at catholicinformationcenter.org In November, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Dogmatic Constitution...

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Two fascinating local women explorers

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

VISUAL LECTIO DIVINA 086-102Facilitator: Debby Topliff, Artist, AuthorDay/Date/Time: Thursday, July 24; 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Thursday, July 24, Dominican Center is offering you the opportunity to dabble in the prayer/art of VIsual Lectio Divina....

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Do You Know What Jesus Really Said?

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Did you ever wonder which version of the Bible has the correct translation? Who really wrote it and in what language? How and by whom, was it translated to finally be available in English? And, finally,  is that English translation accurate?...

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Crossing Borders

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

THE PROGRAM Offered at Dominican Center at Marywood, this six-session course, designed by JustFaith Ministries, offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection about the issue of immigration.  We will explore public policy positions...

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Eastown Ministries reaches out to community

by (Josh deLacy)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  At Eastown Ministries, a punching bag hangs next to a painting of a cross. “We’re between the street and the church,” said director Jim Carpenter. “The kids aren’t going to go to church, but they’ll come...

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Apocalyptic Literature

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 08-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sister Dorothy Jonaitis, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids relays this announcement on a new release: Sr. Jonaitis connects crisis with hope and relates it to the emergence of apocalyptic literature out of the...

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