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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?

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In Season: January 5

Submitted 01-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

Happy New Year! We hope you had a fun, safe, and relaxing time celebrating the start of a new year. We're excited for our Opening Day of our Winter Market tomorrow, and we'll have around 20 vendors with a great variety of produce + local food and farm products!

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May a Consenting Married Couple Engage in "Swinging?"

Submitted 12-31-2018 under OPINION

how do I reconcile that my wife and I will not be sexually satisfied unless we experience the swinging lifestyle, and how can being sexually active with other human beings be so wrong, if we both agree that we allow it in our marriage?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Self-Driving Cars be Programmed to Make Moral Decisions?

Submitted 12-27-2018 under OPINION

Should self-driving cars be programmed with a moral decision-making capability? For example, to avoid a head on collision should the car swerve into the crosswalk, possibly killing pedestrians? Who's life is more important – the passengers or the pedestrians?

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In Season: December 22, 2018

Submitted 12-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

Today's the final Saturday of the 2018 Main Market Season + we've got a great variety of vendors here for you! Whether you have some Holiday gatherings you need to prepare for or if you're looking for a gift for your loved ones, our vendors have something for everyone!

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Cirque stars celebrate the season in Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, aerial artists and more join Grand Rapids Symphony for Cirque de la Symphonie's 10th annual appearance.

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Concerts Under the Stars return to Grand Rapids Public Museum's planetarium

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

"Concerts Under the Stars" will run January through March 2019 with performances featuring the sounds of folk, rock, electronic and R&B.

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Late discovery adoptee finds her true self by opening up to past, making connections for future

Submitted 12-18-2018 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. Jillian Blair writes about her journey here.

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Community arts series builds creative momentum

Submitted 12-18-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Low-barrier art activities foster community in Heartside and beyond.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does clergy child abuse cover-up affect clergy moral authority? Part 2

Submitted 12-17-2018 under OPINION

Continued...as a member of the clergy what do you think of your profession weighing in on ethical issues [when it seems unable to police itself]?

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