The Rapidian

Commentary

Ethics and Religion Talk: May 'Cremains' be Scattered Widely?

Submitted 07-05-2022 under OPINION

What are your panelists' opinion of having cremains scattered, and scattered in different states?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Twitter Responsible for Speech On Its Platform?

Submitted 06-27-2022 under OPINION

Does Twitter have an ethical obligation to regulate certain expressions of speech on its platform?

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The Play That Goes Wrong Kills

Submitted 06-20-2022 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong, dusty convention winningly stumbles.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do I Know What My Religion Should Be?

Submitted 06-20-2022 under OPINION

Thomas writes, “I was raised Christian but I can't decide what religion to follow. I have read all the belief systems, but I am unsure of what criteria I should use to choose a religion. What advice does your panel have?”

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Guiding Light Adds Paul Davies to Board of Directors

Submitted 06-14-2022 under NONPROFITS

We are delighted to welcome Paul to our board of directors,” said Brian Elve, executive director of Guiding Light. “His experience with the recovery community and his status as a veteran, along with his business management skills, will be a great asset in guiding our organization’s current efforts."

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Gas for a Steal or Stealing Gas?

Submitted 06-13-2022 under OPINION

Question: “What do you have to say to the customers who bought gas for five hours for $.45 a gallon, clearly a mistake, without informing the owner of the station. Or to the people who grumbled at Henry DeHart, the customer who told the owner about mistake?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Your Messiah the Same as My Messiah?

Submitted 06-06-2022 under OPINION

Thomas W. writes: “I have read about many belief systems and all of them believe in the appearance of some kind of a messiah. Will the messiah represent one particular faith tradition? Could the Messiah that the Jews are waiting on appear from another faith instead?”

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I'm in the Right Place: Scott's Chance at a Sober Father's Day

Submitted 06-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

Scott woke up one morning on a couch, sick with one of his worst hangovers ever and realized he’d had enough. He’d ridden past Guiding Light every day on the bus and never gave the nonprofit a second thought – until it popped into his head to make the call.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What If There Were No Second Amendment

Submitted 05-31-2022 under OPINION

If there were no second amendment and your religious tradition was in charge of the country, what laws, if any, would you pass restricting gun ownership?

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Damon's Journey From Utter Desperation to a New Life Filled With Faith, Hope

Submitted 05-26-2022 under NONPROFITS

At one point in his life, Damon Whitmore was on top of the world, enjoying his role of partner in a successful law firm. In the next, he was alone and jobless, hardly a dollar to his name, his wife and daughter out of the picture, and awakening every morning “resolved to drink myself to death.”

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