The Rapidian

Spirituality

Ethics and Religion Talk: Is sex in virtual reality cheating? Part 1

Submitted 12-11-2017 under OPINION

John asks, Does virtual reality sex constitute cheating? A recent New York Times article, Virtual Reality Gets Naughty, discusses this issue in detail.

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Finding more than a place to sleep

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As we experience so often, the blessings Katheryn gives outnumber those she receives. She says, it is with joy and gratitude that I am able to serve the Lord and His people, and Katheryn's joy is contagious.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What do religions think of each other? Part 2

Submitted 12-04-2017 under OPINION

We continue this week with a question from Susan about how our panelists view other religions. I'm curious about how the different religions view one another in terms of monotheism or polytheism.

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This season of giving: Is the act of freely giving respectful to the poor?

Submitted 11-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On December 8 and 9, 2017 Family Promise of Grand Rapids will invite 100 underprivileged families mostly through its IHN program, to join for a Christmas meal and purchase household items at affordable prices. And this year will be Cornerstone Church's 4th year hosting the event.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What do religions think of each other? Part 1

Submitted 11-27-2017 under OPINION

Susan asks about how the different religions view one another in terms of monotheism or polytheism.

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"Jesus led me to Dégagé this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless"

Submitted 11-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hello, my name is James. You might have seen me around Degage doing chores. Jesus led me to Degage this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do human rights come from God or from the government?

Submitted 11-20-2017 under OPINION

Where do human rights come from? Are they God-given or are they granted by governments on their citizens, and thus contingent on spirit of the age understandings of justice?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is natural healing God's only will?

Submitted 11-13-2017 under OPINION

Four years ago, an Ohio judge ruled that a 10 year old Amish girl will not be forced to undergo chemotherapy. Akron Children’s Hospital argued that the chemo is 85% effective and without it, her cancer is almost always fatal.

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Kent Dobson was bitten by a camel: A conversation with the author

Submitted 11-07-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him. Instead he got bitten by a camel. Dobson writes about his experiences of doubt, and the search for meaningful faith in his new book, Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is companionship enough without sex?

Submitted 11-06-2017 under OPINION

This is more of a Dear Abby type of question than the kind we normally handle, but it came in response to a recent column on a similar topic so I sent it along to the panel. Betty (pseudonym) asks:

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