The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-11-2019 under OPINION

Two weeks ago, I shared the Christian responses. This week, I’m sharing the Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, and Unitarian responses. The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-25-2019 under OPINION

This week, I’ll share the Christian responses. Father Michael Nasser, who writes from an Eastern Christian perspective and is Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church, responds: “Orthodox Christians do not believe that God...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Your Death Look Like?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-28-2019 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “In Unitarian Universalism a person can have a great deal of influence over how their death can occur...

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Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

PARABLES ON FIRE: WHY JESUS TAUGHT ALMOST ENTIRELY USING PARABLES  086-100 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8; 7:00-9:00 p.m.Mark 4:34 states that Jesus in his public ministry only...

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Multiple homicides and car chase throughout city - Where are you?

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 07-07-2011 under NEWS

UPDATE (11:47 p.m.): At approximately 11:30 p.m., Rodrick Dantzler shot himself, bringing the standoff to an end. Both hostages have been freed and are safe. To all Rapidians who contributed or mulled over your fellow Rapidians' contributions,...

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by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-27-2011 under VOICES

Five years ago I became fearless. Things scare me and I get anxious, but the fear of not being able to handle any situation I might encounter has completely gone away. I was freed from fear when our 17 year-old son, Noah, died on Feb. 27, 2006...

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Sister Thomasine Bugala OP

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-12-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sister Thomasine Bugala OP died Tuesday May 11, 2010 at the age of 83 after 58 years as a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sister Thomasine taught the German language at Aquinas College for many years. Each summer for over 20...

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NORTH FACE - UICA Films review

by (scott warren)

Submitted 03-19-2010 under OPINION

 North Face is a drama based on real events prior to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Two renowned mountain climbers,  Andreas Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz, are reluctantly spurred into tackling the Eiger, “the last great problem of the...

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A tribute: On the death of Mayor Lyman Parks

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 11-04-2009 under OPINION

A Tribute by Mayor George Heartwell Grand Rapids lost a giant yesterday. Former Mayor Lyman Parks died of complications accompanying a stroke. The community is poorer with his passing. Lyman Parks held office during an extraordinary period of...

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On Drew Storey: The toughest thing I've done this year

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-22-2009 under OPINION

The first time I met Drew Storey I never would have thought that I’d soon be in a van with him, driving into the middle of someone else’s cornfield to drink whiskey, smashing a Batman piñata, watching him paint his abstract vision of A Brave New...

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