The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Money Solve Marital Problems?

Submitted 10-04-2021 under OPINION

The Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has left many wondering about how often people think their issues will be resolved with money and charity. This couple had both and it wasn't enough to keep them together. I would like to hear the panel's opinions.


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stages Funny, Aching Musical Once

Submitted 10-01-2021 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s production of Once is a big-hearted show filled with humor, emotion, and powerful music.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Self-Awareness

Submitted 09-27-2021 under OPINION

“How can I grow in self-awareness and help others do the same. So many of our conflicts would lessen if we would all grow in self-awareness.”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Why Have I Miscarried?

Submitted 09-20-2021 under OPINION

Jeff asks for a reaction to the following story: "A young woman has been living with her boyfriend for at least a year.... She conceives. Though they weren't looking to have a child, they knew at some point they would and value the pregnancy. Sadly, she experiences a miscarriage."


Circle Theatre Enters The Age of Aquarius With Hair

Submitted 09-13-2021 under OPINION

Circle Theatre lavishes talent and energy on Hair, resulting in strong individual performances, and a few good songs, but not a coherent story.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Religion can do Horrible Things

Submitted 09-13-2021 under OPINION

Connor asks, “What is the worst thing that has ever been done in the name of your religious tradition?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the Role of Clergy?

Submitted 09-07-2021 under OPINION

D. Patel asks, “What are duties of the priest/minister and of the devotees? what is relationship between priest and devotee? What do the priest and devotees do inside the place of worship in your religion?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: According to Your Tradition, What is the Worst Sin?

Submitted 08-30-2021 under OPINION

Connor asks, "What is the worst sin, in the opinion of your religious tradition?"


Ethics and Religion Talk: Cancel Culture

Submitted 08-23-2021 under OPINION

The anger and demands that accompany today's Cancel Culture often leave people feeling like the only way to survive is to go along with everyone else who says that the Emperor's clothes are beautiful and ignore the fact that the Emperor is in fact naked. What do you all think?


Noises Off Comes To Grand Rapids Circle Theatre

Submitted 08-17-2021 under OPINION

Noises Off proves a frenetic, funny, and very English farce.