The Rapidian

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is blood sacrifice necessary for atonement?

Submitted 07-09-2018 under OPINION

A reader asks, What steps must I take to fully atone for sin? Is it true that a blood sacrifice is required by the Bible?

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Blondie: Still atomic, more or less

Submitted 07-03-2018 under OPINION

Blondie brings intermittent power to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Ethics and Religion Talk - What does "Image of God" Mean? Part 2

Submitted 07-02-2018 under OPINION

Richard J. asks, What does it mean when theologians say, "we are made in the image of God"? Does it mean we look like God?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What does "Image of God" mean? Part 1

Submitted 06-25-2018 under OPINION

Richard J. asks, What does it mean when theologians say, we are made in the image of God? Does it mean we look like God?

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Grand Rapids needs to address racism in lifeguarding

Submitted 06-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

At city pools, there is an opportunity to make Grand Rapids a more welcoming place for all people.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should religious leaders provide therapy?

Submitted 06-18-2018 under OPINION

Our question this week is: Should individuals and families seek therapy from their religious leaders; and conversely, should religious leaders provide therapy?

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Business usurps public purpose in Residential Rental Application Fee Ordinance

Submitted 06-11-2018 under OPINION

It is important that we stay civically engaged. This is an example of how injustice quietly and swiftly creeps into our municipal code of ordinances.Tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. this ordinance will be discussed at the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should genetic testing be mandatory before conceiving children?

Submitted 06-11-2018 under OPINION

If a couple is considering having children, should they be ethically obligated to undergo genetic testing, even for conditions that cannot be currently treated?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Why is God gendered?

Submitted 06-04-2018 under OPINION

Richard J. asks, Why do some religious traditions assign gender to a transcendent divinity?

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Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival Week, June 4-9, 2018

Submitted 06-04-2018 under OPINION

Following the success of the 2017 Festival and other related events, including the February 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration, the Grand Rapids Asian Festival team is bringing a whole week of Asian-Pacific-focused activities to the City.

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