The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Must You be Morally Pure to Dispense Sacraments?

Submitted 02-28-2022 under OPINION

Can there be Evil men - and women - who do and teach the works of God?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should an Unvaccinated Person with COVID-19 Receive a Lung Transplant?

Submitted 02-22-2022 under OPINION

When somebody who could have received a vaccination but refused, contracts such severe COVID that they need a lung transplant, should they be allowed to take a lung away from somebody who has been doing the best they can to take care of themselves, including receiving a vaccination?


Funding Available to Provide Kids with Local Produce through 10 Cents a Meal

Submitted 02-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Melanie Wong with Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Address Suffering?

Submitted 02-14-2022 under OPINION

"What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?”


Hamilton Still Thrills

Submitted 02-11-2022 under OPINION

Hamilton, which has returned to Broadway Grand Rapids after two years, continues to astound.


Food Can't Be Medicine Until it is Accessible to All: An Interview with Camren Stott

Submitted 02-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Camren Stott, Anishinaabe chef and co-owner of Thirteen Moons Kitchen


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should racist comments by teenagers affect their adult lives?

Submitted 02-07-2022 under OPINION

Kyle Kashuv was rejected from Harvard due to racist comments made as a 16 year old and in spite of an apology he has made. Question: How many of us would survive into adulthood were we made responsible for errors committed in our teens? Should we be held responsible for everything we did as teens?


Donors and Partners Help Feed West Michigan

Submitted 02-07-2022 under NONPROFITS

As an organization Guiding Light is centered at the crossroads of private, non-profit, and community-based entities. We are uniquely situated to collaborate and make sure that donated goods of all sorts get into the hands of those that need it most.


Local Compost and Whole Foods: An Interview with Luis Chen from Wormies

Submitted 02-01-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Luis Chen, founder of Wormies, about food waste, local compost and access to food in Kent County


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should a Court Override Religious Beliefs?

Submitted 01-31-2022 under OPINION

Should religious principles be overridden by a court if they will lead to the death of a child?