Ethics and Religion Talk: How have your religious beliefs changed over time?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-16-2024 under OPINION

Linda Knieriemen is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  As the years have passed I have become less rigid in my beliefs, I now accept more mystery, and am more of a ready to say, “I don’t know” when it comes to...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Change a Lightbulb

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-23-2023 under OPINION

Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds: "As one who was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1977, I can attest that people can change under the power of God’s Word and Holy...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Leaving a Group or Working for Change?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-25-2019 under OPINION

Laura W. asks: “Where do you draw the line between helping to improve or change a group you are a part of, and leaving the group? For me personally, I would leave an extreme group but wonder about less extreme groups where people hold harmful...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian is a necessary tool for community change

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under OPINION

I remember well first learning about the concept for The Rapidian. It was in the Sparrows coffee shop that Laurie Cirvello - the visionary and then director of the Community Media Center - told me about this concept of a citizen-led online...

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Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

by (rbarste)

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Who doesn't need some direction? Has your life felt mechanical, monotonous or empty? Wondering if this is all there is? Have you been trying various forms of self-improvement but haven't noticed any lasting progress?  Dominican...

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New Youth Advisory Board forming in Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth is “Calling all High Schoolers!” They are currently looking for high school students in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas to join them in creating a Youth Advisory Board to...

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by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Back by popular demand, Domnican Center at Marywood is repeating Mark Walstrom's  popular program A Way: Out, Through, and Into; in addition, Mark is adding the Level II stage class, A Way Through. If you are strugling to move...

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Two progams + one new year = revitalizing your life in 2014

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Back by popular demand, Mark Walstrom (Board Certified Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director) will offer a repeat of his program A Way: Out, Through, and Into. Along with Mark's program, Dominican Center at Marywood is adding a second program...

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Don't be afraid to be different

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 11-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

LeMarr Jackson is currently a co-leader at the Madison Square Church GRIL U site. He first became involved with GR Initiative for Leaders as a participant in the GRIL U program at Tall Turf in 2009. “In GRIL U, I learned a lot about...

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Catalyst Radio: GRPM exhibit highlights grandmothers making global change

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-30-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW An exhibit called Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon is now on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, highlighting the activities of...

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