The Rapidian


Downtown library celebrates Día de los Muertos

Submitted 10-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting 20 altars created by Grand Rapids residents to honor the deceased and offers educational family activities during Día de los Muertos.


Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality

Submitted 10-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Justin Lee, executive director of the Gay Christian Network, spoke Tuesday afternoon at Calvin College about the ex-gay movement and how the church should respond to homosexuality.


Shawnee Park CRC integrates students into leadership

Submitted 10-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Shawnee Park CRC had almost no student involvement four years ago. Now, it is a thriving intergenerational community.


Center for Inquiry aims to educate, support

Submitted 10-24-2013 under NEWS

CFI Michigan is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes inquiry into science, religion, ethics, secularism and society. On Sept. 30, CFI launched a nationwide advertising campaign that involved placing billboards in Michigan, Indiana, New York and Washington D.C.


For the least of us

Submitted 10-23-2013 under VOICES

In August of 2012, my wife and I found ourselves unable to pay for basic necessities. As a result, we discovered how local food pantries play a role in the lives of the needy.


Clothes Closet expands in ministry opportunities for neighborhood

Submitted 10-18-2013 under NEWS

Heritage Hill Outreach Ministry runs a clothing ministry, with clothing selling for 50 cents each, as well as hospitality, Bible study and chapel services.


Instruments of Hope Blessing of the Animals

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope Continues Promoting Mission of Peace Through Blessing of the Animals


Local Eagle Scout continues his Scouting journey

Submitted 09-30-2013 under NEWS

New Eagle Scout Zach Schemmel keeps serving, growing in Scouting


Faith and Belief Beyond Modernity

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

No theology without culture; but there can be a culture without theology--a situation where many find themselves today: in a theological desert.


ArtPrize Gem on North Monroe

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize Gem on North Monroe