The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God Really in Control?

Submitted 08-14-2023 under OPINION

If God is truly in control, why are there so many ungodly things happening?


Local Artist Highlight: An Introduction to Cocoon Art Space at 327 Division Avenue South

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts visits with the owners of Cocoon Art Space on the inspiration and creation of an innovative new gallery space in the Heartside District on Division Avenue South. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Evil Souls Suffer Eternally or Do They Simply Cease to Exist?

Submitted 08-07-2023 under OPINION

All my life I've heard of the standard Heaven/Hell paradigm as far as afterlife doctrines go. But as of late I keep hearing of theologies that indicate a soul, if not going to heaven, will simply cease to exist. Please comment if your religion has such an understanding.


Save the Date: WYCE to be at the Eastown Streetfair in September

Submitted 08-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

WYCE 88.1FM to have a vendor booth at 50th Annual Eastown Streetfair on Saturday, September 16


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are There Unforgivable Sins?

Submitted 07-31-2023 under OPINION

The Bible says that all sin can be forgiven but the sin against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. Which sin is that? For traditions that do not believe in the Holy Spirit, are there sins which are unforgivable?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is It OK to Borrow Another Tradition's Spiritual Practices?

Submitted 07-24-2023 under OPINION

How do you all feel about people who belong to a religion other than yours, but "borrow" elements of yours such as rituals, language and spiritual practices in an effort to fulfill their own lives?


Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence 3-Day Screenwriting Workshop and Interactive Writing Exhibition debuts in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Branch Out Productions and GR-Media Initiative/Film Incubator are hosting a 3-day workshop challenge for 5 writers, who will be coached in how to use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to produce a full screenplay in 3 days. July 23 at 6 pm the public can see the results and participate in a groupwrite.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Religious Community Feel Under Attack?

Submitted 07-18-2023 under OPINION

How concerned are you about violence being directed at members of your religion at this very fragile time?


Pippin Comes Of Age

Submitted 07-13-2023 under OPINION

Circle Theatre Grand Rapids stages sexy, sincere 1972 musical about finding yourself in others.


Free Summer Concerts Return to Downtown: GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM

Submitted 07-12-2023 under NONPROFITS

Free outdoor concerts on the Grand Rapids Art Museum Terrace happening July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10