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Spirituality

Sacred distancing: Religious organizations in Grand Rapids adapting to COVID-19 pandemic through online services, engagement

Submitted 03-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Local churches and congregations, from Christian to Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh backgrounds, are embracing online services and engagement in the face of the growing pandemic.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Marriage Divine?

Submitted 03-23-2020 under OPINION

Vaughn asks, “Is marriage a divine thing?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Where does Mortality Come From?

Submitted 03-16-2020 under OPINION

VC asks, “What is mortality and where does it come from?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Understand and Practice Evangelism?

Submitted 03-09-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, “What are some forms of 'witnessing' or 'evangelism' to spread belief?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is God?

Submitted 03-02-2020 under OPINION

Vaughn asks, “What is God? He/She/It?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Medical Intervention Subvert God's Will?

Submitted 02-24-2020 under OPINION

If God decides when we die, should we reject extraordinary measures to prolong our lives (ventilators, feeding tubes, etc.)?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Does Conversion Work?

Submitted 02-18-2020 under OPINION

Genevieve asks, “Is conversion accepted, or is it like a once you are a member of the religion, you are forever, practicing or not?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Can You Define Interfaith Dialogue?, part 2

Submitted 02-10-2020 under OPINION

What does it look like to engage in multi- or interfaith dialogue?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Why Weren't We Created Perfect?

Submitted 02-03-2020 under OPINION

If God created us, why didn't he make us as we are today in the first place? Or did He make us perfect and we have piled sin upon sin by not stoning to death people we disagree with?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Advice Do People Ask You For?

Submitted 01-27-2020 under OPINION

As a religious leader, what is the most common problem people seek advice for?

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