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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the Holy Spirit?

Submitted 10-02-2023 under OPINION

Who or what is the Holy Spirit? Do other traditions have some equivalent understanding of God having different aspects of a single presence?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Who Owns My Medical Data?

Submitted 09-25-2023 under OPINION

Is it ethical for medical systems to take ownership of data, genetic information, and tissue coming from medical tests related to patient treatment?


In Funny Girl, Katerina McCrimmon Blazes

Submitted 09-21-2023 under OPINION

The first national tour of Funny Girl brings staggering talent to Grand Rapids.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Time-Tracking Software Ethical?

Submitted 09-18-2023 under OPINION

Is it ethical for an employer to install time-tracker software on an employee’s home computer (which they also use for work) and use the information to ensure that workers aren't slacking off during work time while working from home?


Sweeney Todd Cuts As Sharply As Ever

Submitted 09-13-2023 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd is a dark triumph.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Does Your Tradition Respond to Cancel Culture?

Submitted 09-11-2023 under OPINION

What does your panel think about the issue of cancel culture?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Religious Communities Too Exclusive?

Submitted 08-28-2023 under OPINION

How can any critically thinking person believe that God just happened to reveal himself to a particular population at a certain time, leaving others out?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are We Really Free to Make Choices or is God in Total Control?

Submitted 08-21-2023 under OPINION

Are we creatures of choice or are controlled by a God who chooses who will go to heaven and who will go to hell?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God Really in Control?

Submitted 08-14-2023 under OPINION

If God is truly in control, why are there so many ungodly things happening?


Starting Over

Submitted 08-11-2023 under OPINION

A number of losses alters priorities, creating a need for a life change and the beginning of a new chapter