The Rapidian

Opinion

Ethics and Religion Talk: Should an Employee be Fired for Religious Beliefs?

Submitted 01-18-2022 under OPINION

Is is OK to fire a Muslim limo driver for not helping to carry a package containing wine? Is it OK to fire a Jewish cook for refusing to cook pork?

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Broadway Grand Rapids Returns After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus With Hairspray

Submitted 01-13-2022 under OPINION

Broadway Grand Rapids returns with Hairspray, a musical based on the John Waters film.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 2

Submitted 01-10-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 1

Submitted 01-03-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 2

Submitted 12-29-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why?

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Additional Resources Should be Considered to Aid the Houseless as Winter Approaches

Submitted 12-22-2021 under OPINION

As winter approaches and hospitals are over capacity, Grand Rapids needs to consider additional efforts to support the houseless population.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 1

Submitted 12-20-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why?

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The Loss of Parents

Submitted 12-15-2021 under OPINION

Lessons learned after becoming an adult orphan

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Staying Informed on Your City: A Beginner's Guide

Submitted 12-14-2021 under OPINION

While staying up to date on your local news can be difficult, it doesn’t have to be. So, here’s a quick guide on a few things you can do to stay up-to-date on the city of Grand Rapids.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Require a Certain Set of Beliefs?

Submitted 12-13-2021 under OPINION

How do religious authorities in your tradition set the parameters in terms of what must be believed to be members in good standing. And by that I mean “being on the right side” of God.

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