The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: How are Evil People Punished in Hell?

Submitted 02-19-2019 under OPINION

What are the “punishments” after you die, if any?


Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance

Submitted 02-14-2019 under OPINION

The decline of the local paper over the past decade is bad news for all of us.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is polygamy really against God's Word?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

“EArthur” asks, “Is a husband having two wives really against the word of God?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is drug abuse a moral problem?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

BKapera wonders, “Why is drug abuse said to be a moral problem?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Your Death Look Like?

Submitted 01-28-2019 under OPINION

How much say should you, as an individual, have on what your death looks like? In other words, if our faiths have set prayers, traditions, “rules”, etc., is there any reason to plan on what you want your death to look like? Whom you want there? What you want said?


Junior Achievement is helping to change the problem of women in STEM

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How do you know that the immortal soul exists?

Submitted 01-22-2019 under OPINION

Do all of you believe that everyone has an immortal soul? Why do you believe the soul exists if it cannot be seen or heard?


Adoptee finds solace in sharing journey with local support group, community

Submitted 01-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

Adoptees Connect ~ Grand Rapids is part of a national movement with chapters across the country and beyond. This is an oasis for all adult adoptees to come and share their version of adoption. Karen Goldner Snow writes about her journey here


Ethics and Religion Talk: DNA Privacy and Misuse of Information

Submitted 01-14-2019 under OPINION

Does the potential for misuse of private information make the collection and storing of DNA samples a violation of ethics?


Ethics and Religion Talk: What if Good is Not Good Enough?

Submitted 01-07-2019 under OPINION

This question was submitted at a recent panel on ‘End of Life’ in which I participated: Suppose I do not live a life “good enough” to attain the equivalent to heaven, then where do I go?