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Buzzed Bard Put The "Beer" Back In "Shakesbeer"

Submitted 12-13-2019 under OPINION

“…[O]ftener on her knees than her feet…”  — William Shakespeare, Macbeth What’s that about my mother, you currish, onion-eyed bugbear? You fobbing, doghearted hedge-pig? You clack-dish? On December 12th, Pigeon...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: When Your Dreams Conflict with your Principles.

Submitted 12-09-2019 under OPINION

Note: Several responses noted that it might depend on what the dreams and goals are, that it would have been helpful to have an example. Despite the vagueness of the question, I think the responses are excellent.] Fred Stella, the Pracharak (...

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Ethics and Religion Talk - Is Sexual Fantasy the same as Adultery?, part 2

Submitted 12-02-2019 under OPINION

Eric writes, “My wife and I have been married for over 30 years. We have a wonderful relationship. The challenge is that all this time I’ve made it a point to keep physically fit. But my wife really has let herself go. She’s quite...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does God Listen to Prayer?, part 2

Submitted 11-25-2019 under OPINION

[Note: The Ethics and Religion Talk panel shares four responses this week in addition to the four responses published two weeks ago.] Father Michael Nasser, who writes from an Eastern Christian perspective and is Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox...

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The Lion King Proves Iconic, Powerful

Submitted 11-22-2019 under OPINION

A jealous brother kills the king. The prince tarries until, spurred by his father’s spirit, he finally takes action. The murderer himself dies. You don’t expect overtones of Hamlet from movies with flatulent warthogs, but Disney’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Sexual Fantasy the same as Adultery?, part 1

Submitted 11-18-2019 under OPINION

Eric K. writes, “My wife and I have been married for over 30 years. We have a wonderful relationship. The challenge is that all this time I’ve made it a point to keep physically fit. But my wife really has let herself go. She’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does God Listen to Prayer?, part 1

Submitted 11-11-2019 under OPINION

Dr Sahibzada, the Director of Islamic Center and Imam of the Mosque of Grand Rapids, responds: “Most fundamental point about faith is, ‘What kind of our belief is about God, His powers and actions.’ My belief in God is that He is...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What if the Worship Leader Dresses Gay?, part 2

Submitted 11-04-2019 under OPINION

Jose writes, “I’m a passionate student of the word. I’ve recently encountered a young man in church who leads worship. His attire and mannerism disconcert me. Those who do not know this young man personally will label him as gay....

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What if the Worship Leader Dresses Gay?, part 1

Submitted 10-29-2019 under OPINION

Jose writes, “I’m a passionate student of the word. I’ve recently encountered a young man in church who leads worship. His attire and mannerism disconcert me. Those who do not know this young man personally will label him as gay....

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From rental application to restraining order, Part 2

Submitted 10-25-2019 under OPINION

In early September, Jaylynne Yancy filled out a rental application for a unit belonging to United Properties. After a series of negative reviews, public responses, and social media posts described in part one of this article, employees at United...

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