The Rapidian


St. Cecilia Music Center Jazz Series features Emmet Cohen's Master Legacy Series with World-Renowned Jazz Legend Benny Golson this Thursday, January 16, 2020

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Multifacted “New Generation” American Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen and the Emmet Cohen Trio will combine talents with Multitalented and Internationally Revered Jazz Legend Benny Golson


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.


In Season Report: January 11, 2020

Submitted 01-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

Winter weather won’t keep us down! Join us this Saturday the 11th to shop local produce, dairy products, DONUTS and much more.


Cinematic Shostakovich and 'optimistic, absolutely stunning' music by Mozart come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage

Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Two longtime friends, celebrated conductor Peter Oundjian, pianist Jeffrey Kahane join the Grand Rapids Symphony for music by Shostakovich and Mozart on Jan. 10-11.


'A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass' Opens at GRAM Jan 25

Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

The exhibition features glass sculpture and installations by 19 local, national, and international artists


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?


In Season Report: January 4, 2020

Submitted 01-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come stock up on local veggies as we host our first market of 2020! We will have over 20 local farms and food businesses here to provide you with delicious and healthy fare.


Happy New Year from The Rapidian

Submitted 01-03-2020 under OPINION

Community support essential to make 2020 a success


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?”