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Isn't my dog cute? No!

Submitted 10-16-2017 under OPINION

I used to dislike dogs; now I realize who I really dislike are some dog owners!


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is stealing signs in baseball unethical?

Submitted 10-16-2017 under OPINION

A baseball ethics question: Is it morally wrong for a team to steal the other team's signs?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should congregations welcome sexual offenders?

Submitted 10-09-2017 under OPINION

How would your congregation receive sex-offenders as participants in worship and other activities?


Is ArtPrize hurting our homeless population?

Submitted 10-05-2017 under OPINION

As an outreach worker to homeless youth here's how I saw ArtPrize impacting our homeless community.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do after a miscarriage? (Part 2)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under OPINION

Last week, I printed three responses to the question on miscarriage. This week, I have two more responses to this tragic, but all too common, situation.


Harmony: Community-building and the music industry panel discussions

Submitted 09-26-2017 under OPINION

Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry was a series of panel discussions presented by Creative Many and 88.1FM WYCE about music as a necessary enhancement to the quality of life in Michigan's communities.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do after a miscarriage? (Part 1)

Submitted 09-25-2017 under OPINION

Two days ago, my wife, who was 17 weeks pregnant, learned through a routine exam that our unborn baby had died. We also learned that she still needs to endure the process of labor and delivery.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Does religious freedom mean exemption from the law?

Submitted 09-18-2017 under OPINION

Proponents of "religious freedom" say that they should not be required to comply with laws that compel them to violate their religion (i.e., Obamacare requiring payment for birth control) divorce, contraception, abortion, marriage


City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.


Celebrating eight years of community-powered storytelling

Submitted 09-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian is proud to celebrate its eighth birthday this month. We're asking for your help to power eight more years of the platform. Visit to give today.