The Rapidian

Spirituality

Ethics and Religion Talk: The case for "NO TALKING" at movies!

Submitted 01-16-2018 under OPINION

Tim asks, I have noticed an increasing amount of talking among patrons at my local movie theater. Why do you think this is happening? And what would you say to your community to support the message, ‘Please do not talk during a movie in a theater?’

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is it ethical to 'spend down' to qualify for Medicaid?

Submitted 01-08-2018 under OPINION

Please discuss the ethics of ‘spending down’ one's assets in order to qualify for Medicaid-funded nursing home care.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is the issue of purity important to your faith?

Submitted 01-02-2018 under OPINION

Miller asks, In what way and why is the issue of purity important to your faith?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should a child have three parents?

Submitted 12-27-2017 under OPINION

The first baby using a provocative new fertilization technique to create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children, was born in mid-2016.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is sex in virtual reality cheating? Part 2

Submitted 12-18-2017 under OPINION

We continue with John's question, does virtual reality sex constitute cheating?

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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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