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What did Jesus REALLY Say?

What did Jesus REALLY Say?

Did you ever wonder which version of the Bible has the correct translation? Who really wrote it and in what language? How and by whom, was it translated to finally be available in English? And, finally,  is that English translation accurate? Does it tell us what Jesus REALLY said?

Louis Savary, PhD, STD (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) is coming to Dominican Center at Marywood  (DCM) on the evening of Thursday, May 1 and will be offering a talk to the public to help answer some of these questions. His talk will guide us through the translations to see what seems like a "hidden gospel" written in the original Aramaic, the native language of Jesus. The program,  Do You Know What Jesus Really Said?  will lend new insight to your faith.

My Town Grandville: West Michigan Community Bank welcomes new VP

My Town Grandville: West Michigan Community Bank welcomes new VP

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GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- West Michigan Community Bank is pleased to announce that Robert C. Robbins has joined the bank as Vice President of Commercial Banking in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Rob has over seventeen years of experience in commercial lending in the West Michigan region. Previous to joining West Michigan Community Bank, he worked at JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank in the Grand Rapids area.  In his spare time, Rob continues to enjoy coaching youth baseball after 10 years.

Rob’s office is located at the downtown Grand Rapids office at 177 Ottawa Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. West Michigan Community Bank has five branches throughout West Michigan.

At Arts in Motion Studio, art is the great equalizer

At Arts in Motion Studio, art is the great equalizer

By Zinta Aistars
This story originally ran in Rapid Growth

Delight Lester, 53, sits comfortably spread out in the corner of the soft couch, her long pale blonde hair draped over her shoulders. She is surrounded by crayons and pastels, colored construction paper and paint brushes.

My Town EGR: Aquinas College professor publishes book on Mexican American War

My Town EGR:  Aquinas College professor publishes book on Mexican American War

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Dr. John C. Pinheiro, associate professor of history and director of Catholic studies at Aquinas College, has published a book detailing the religious history of the Mexican-American war. Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War has been published by Oxford University Press.

With Latino immigration and border disputes currently in the national spotlight, Pinheiro believes it is important to look back and understand the impact of the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. Manifest Destiny, the 19th-century belief that the expansion of the U.S. throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable, and American republicanism both relied heavily on anti-Catholic civil discourse. When the Protestant United States went to war with Catholic Mexico, anti-Catholic rhetoric became a factor in every major argument for and against the war.

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Hundreds of high school and college students filled downtown Grand Rapids this past weekend for the Young America’s Foundation spring conference.

Organizers say more than 200 students took part in the two-day conference at the Amway Grand Plaza.  Students heard from Congressman Bill Huizenga, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Bay Buchanan, who covered a variety of topics, including free enterprise, national defense and traditional values.

My Town: Grand Rapids Catholic Central searching for new coach

My Town: Grand Rapids Catholic Central searching for new coach

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--   Grand Rapids Catholic Central is searching for a new varsity football coach.

Current coach Trip Gallery has announced he will not return for the 2014 season.  Gallery has served as head coach the past two seasons, leading the Cougars to a combined 16-5 record.  He also teaches social studies at Northview High School.

“First, I want to thank Trip for all that he has done for our school and our student athletes.  He’s a first class individual who cares about helping young people succeed,” Hinshaw said.  “I wish him the best, but ultimately we felt it was critical to have our head football coach employed as a full-time staff member.  For reasons I certainly understand, Trip is unfortunately unable to make a career move at this time.” 

My Town GR Central: Former Vice President Dick Cheney to visit April 21

My Town GR Central: Former Vice President Dick Cheney to visit April 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Grand Rapids will welcome a former vice president next month.

Dick Cheney will address members of The Economic Club of Grand Rapids during a luncheon April 21.  Cheney will join his doctor, Jonathan Reiner, to discuss his 35-year battle with heart disease as well as promote his book, “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey”. 

The event will take place at the JW Marriott, but is open to members only.