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(Watch) Seven Men Reach One Year of Recovery at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Watch the testimonies of seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a donor-funded, long-term, in-patient substance abuse treatment program offered to Grand Rapids men at zero financial cost.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do You Visit Other Houses of Worship?

Submitted 02-20-2024 under OPINION

Are clergy in your religion allowed to go to the houses of worship of other religions? To be clear, I mean during an actual service of some kind? If so, would you be allowed then to participate on any level, or simply observe?


Local Artist Highlight: Brandy Mayweather Rising from the Crucible of Experience

Submitted 02-12-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts looks over the shoulder of Grand Rapids multi-media installation artist Brandy Mayweather to see how she does it. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Non-Catholics Have Sacraments?

Submitted 02-12-2024 under OPINION

In Catholicism, we take marriage as a sacrament. Why don't Protestants hold the same view? Especially since weddings are performed by clergy, and they are done in a church. And how about the other religions? Are there ceremonies that you'd call sacraments? If so, is marriage one of them?


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform on March 7, 2024, with World-Class Artists on piano, strings, woodwinds and horn

Submitted 02-11-2024 under NONPROFITS

The concert by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will feature seven incredible artists performing a program entitled “Instrumental Array”, featuring the exquisite music of Beethoven, Rossini, Britten, Duruflé, and Hummel.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Miles Davis Murphy (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

Submitted 02-09-2024 under NONPROFITS

Miles Davis Murphy talks about process and inspiration behind his film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Celebrating Sobriety Milestones at Guiding Light

Submitted 02-08-2024 under NONPROFITS

On January 18th seven former clients of the Guiding Light Recovery program - a free, 4-month inpatient substance abuse treatment program, celebrated reaching one year of sobriety. Watch Tim's speech here.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel About Those Who Leave Your Religious Community?

Submitted 02-05-2024 under OPINION

I have heard from several sources that the penalty for leaving Islam is death.... If this is not true, where does this idea come from? And for others, is there any penalty (physical or spiritual) for leaving your faith?


St. Cecilia Music Center presents Popular Folk Artist Aimee Mann with Special Guest Jonathan Coulton on February 29, 2024

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents folk artist Aimee Mann in concert with guest Jonathan Coulton on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Aimee Mann will perform her iconic music including her newest release, “Queens of the Summer Hotel” on Super Ego Records.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do You Need a Degree to Be Clergy?

Submitted 01-23-2024 under OPINION

For the Christians on the panel, I'm curious what degrees you needed to serve in your position. For non-Christians, what sort of ecclesial training is required for your ordination. Are there seminaries? Graduate work?