By Rev. Ryan Dunn
Ryan Coogler's blockbuster movie, "Black Panther," exemplifies Martin Luther King Jr's expressed need to find a balance between power and love. Both the movie and the writings of Dr. King wrestle with how power and love connect to deliver justice.
As the new year arrives, it’s a natural time to start thinking of practices that will help us improve our lives. Our first inclination is to start with how we can improve our bodies, so we make resolutions regarding our diets and good intentions to exercise. We also realize that we need to nurture our minds, so we observe the practice of reading a new book or taking a class. But, it’s much harder to identify ways to attend to our spirituality.
By Jason Micheli
Two years ago, I woke up from emergency abdominal surgery, which removed a tumor the size of a “Harry Potter” hardback from my innards The doctor told me I had a rare, aggressive and ultimately incurable cancer. After a year of intense, butt-kicking chemo, I’m back as a workaday pastor.