Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Theology Need Philosophy and Psychology?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 05-08-2023 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: I can’t imagine how it can. I don’t even know how theology can exist without acknowledgement that psychology and philosophy are inherent in it....

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Theology be Fear-based?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-29-2022 under OPINION

It is often agreed by both therapists and clergy that a large number of people grow up in homes and congregations where fear is the dominant factor in theology. This has emotionally and spiritually damaged many. I’m curious if the members of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God's Role to be Fearsome or Loving?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 05-11-2020 under OPINION

The Rev. Sandra Nikkel, head pastor of Conklin Reformed Church, responds: “Yes, God is a divine power to be feared, a holy Being, and a loving creator. Most people believe all, or some, of these descriptions about God. But people have a harder...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Non-Biblical sources of wisdom

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-29-2018 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “This may surprise many but most Unitarian Universalists do not rely on scripture to make our...

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Symposium breaks new ground, applies common grace to the business world

by (msk23)

Submitted 10-20-2014 under

On Friday, Oct. 31, theologians, scholars and business people will converge on Calvin’s campus for the Symposium on Common Grace in Business. Conceived and co-sponsored by the Calvin business department and the Acton Institute, the symposium...

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Calvin College offers free lunchtime presentations throughout January

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

This year's free January Series of lectures at Calvin College runs from January 8-28. The next noon lecture at Calvin College will be held today at 12:30 p.m. presented by Nicole Baker Fulgham. She will be discussing the topic of education...

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Pastor blends beer, theology in new book

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under OPINION

Bryan Berghoef was born in Grand Rapids and lived in West Michigan for most of his growing-up years. His most recent Michigan home was Traverse City, where pub theology discussions at Right Brain Brewery over the last several years inspired the book...

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