The Rapidian

Culture

Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Ethicists Ethical?

Submitted 11-21-2022 under OPINION

A 2013 study suggests that the behavior of academic philosophers or ethicists is not better than other professors. Why do you think this is the case?

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UICA's Holiday Artists Market Returns to Downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

Shop for handmade gifts and support regional artists at the 32nd Annual Holiday Artists Market on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10am-4pm.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Responding to Ethical Questions

Submitted 11-14-2022 under OPINION

How often are you consulted by congregants (or other adherents) about ethical dilemmas? Are Americans these days relying on their faith leaders more or less to help them with specific moral problems?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Being a Respectful Visitor

Submitted 11-07-2022 under OPINION

“I have a curiosity about other religions and have thought about visiting various houses of worship. ... I’d appreciate it if your writers could tell me how they accommodate visitors who are not exploring other religions in order to convert, but simply for purposes of cultural edification.”

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Pirates of Penzance Charms, Entertains

Submitted 10-31-2022 under OPINION

Opera Grand Rapids' staging of Pirates of Penzance, far from a museum piece, reveals the humor and charm pumping through the show's heart.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: The Ethics of Pain Management

Submitted 10-31-2022 under OPINION

Are there any restrictions in the use of pain medications in your religion?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Impotent Weddings and Platonic Marriages (Part 2)

Submitted 10-24-2022 under OPINION

This week’s column is a continuation of the examination of two fascinating questions prompted by the following story sent to us, touching on issues of marrying when one partner is impotent, or alternatively, living together without the benefit of marriage. Here’s the story:

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Impotent Weddings and Platonic Marriages

Submitted 10-17-2022 under OPINION

Ethics and Religion Talk received a question touching on issues of impotence and living together without the benefit of marriage. Here’s the story:

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Your Clergy Study Philosophy?

Submitted 10-12-2022 under OPINION

Jim VanDB asks, “Does your tradition require any philosophy training as a pre-requisite for your religious training/education? If yes, do you think it was helpful or not? If no, why not?”

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St. Cecilia Music Center Launches New 2022 - 2023 Season on October 13, 2022 with Jazz Series Duo - Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and Percussionist, Drummer, Singer Pedrito Martinez

Submitted 10-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) launches New Season Jazz Series with Cuban artists pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and percussionist, drummer and singer Pedrito Martinez.

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