The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Must a Congregation Always Be United in Agreement with its Leader?

Submitted 07-10-2023 under OPINION

How do congregations survive if there is a schism in their attitude toward their religious leader? A house divided WILL fall.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Am I Obligated to Forgive Someone Who Hurt Me?

Submitted 07-03-2023 under OPINION

Am I obligated to forgive someone who hurt me? What if they say they're sorry, but continue the behavior? What if I know they mean well and are motivated out of love (but it's still harmful)?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Why is it Wrong to Trust in Oneself?

Submitted 06-26-2023 under OPINION

Proverbs 28:26 says that "Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered." Why is it wrong to trust in oneself?


Ethics and Religion Talk: When May I Stray from My Tradition's Moral Code?

Submitted 06-19-2023 under OPINION

I occasionally come across stories of saints, prophets, and other religious figures of note who seem to break from the moral codes we are taught to obey.


Grand Rapids Pride Festival to Celebrate its 35th Year This Weekend

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Jazz McKinney, the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, joins Phil Tower in the WYCE studio ahead of the 2023 Grand Rapids Pride Festival


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is it Fair to Give Religious People Days Off When Non-Religious Will Have to Work?

Submitted 06-12-2023 under OPINION

Is it fair to give religious people days off when non religious will have to work?


"Enrich, Inspire, & Enable": Curtains to Rise for #BAM Talent's Production of American Son Next Week

Submitted 06-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

As local nonprofit #BAM Talent gears up for its production of American Son at Wealthy Theatre, I sat down with Darius Colquitt (Producing Artistic Director, Founder & CEO) to learn more about the organization and its mission.


Blithe Spirit Glides, Soars

Submitted 06-05-2023 under OPINION

Circle Theatre’s staging of Blithe Spirit summons its creator’s imagination, wit, and humanity.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Technological Innovations Forbidden Until Religiously Approved?

Submitted 06-05-2023 under OPINION

We are in the midst of a technological evolution that is almost overwhelming in its speed. I curious to know if each innovation or invention is reviewed by religious leaders who then pronounce whether their adherents should indulge or not.


Filmmaker Spotlight: Erik Howard (Open Projector Night)

Submitted 06-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

Erik Howard talks about process and inspiration behind his film 'Farewell Tour' that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.