The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Advice Do People Ask You For?

Submitted 01-27-2020 under OPINION

As a religious leader, what is the most common problem people seek advice for?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Can You Define Interfaith Dialogue?, part 1

Submitted 01-21-2020 under OPINION

What does it look like to engage in multi- or interfaith dialogue?


Guiding Light Seeks Sponsors for Second 'Sober Bowl' Watch Party

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light is seeking sponsorships for its second annual “Sober Bowl” – a sober watch party for the National Football League’s championship game.


Guiding Light to Host Winter Ministry Update Luncheon Jan. 22

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

The community is invited to Guiding Light's free Winter Ministry Update Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Calvin University.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Can a Christian engage in "Swinging?"

Submitted 01-13-2020 under OPINION

I’m married to a man who I’m not sure is a Christian. He is adamant about following the works of Jesus by helping the poor and needy. He is also adamant about engaging in the swinging lifestyle.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Can a Pastor Have the Time to be a Good Preacher?

Submitted 01-06-2020 under OPINION

"... in light of this ‘new’ way of working in a knowledge field, which the ministry of the Word most definitely is, why does the modern multi-tasking pastorate seem engineered to discourage diligence, concentration, excellence, and spiritual depth?


Ethics and Religion Talk: What to Do if There is an Allegation of Abuse in the Congregation?

Submitted 01-02-2020 under OPINION

RL asks, “How should leaders respond to allegations of abuse in the church?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Preventing Abuse in our Religious Institutions

Submitted 12-27-2019 under OPINION

Rev. Ray asks, “It would be well to have a column on ‘trauma prevention.’ What steps should be taken to prevent abuse in a religious institution?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do I Keep Focused?

Submitted 12-16-2019 under OPINION

The constant ping of messages that keep us plugged into work chatter might be doing more harm than good…. But how do we find the time to shut off distractions and do our best work?


Ethics and Religion Talk: When Your Dreams Conflict with your Principles.

Submitted 12-09-2019 under OPINION

Are my dreams and goals to be pursued even if it means sacrificing some of my principles?