Paul Podraza

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We Dare You To Explain Luke’s Plan To Rescue Han In ‘Return of the Jedi’

Earlier this week, I was hanging out a local New York City neighborhood pub with a couple of friends and the bar started playing <i>Return of the Jedi</i> on one of its televisions, as this bar often does. Now, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is my favorite movie of all time (and, this may come as a shock, my …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Things That Are The Worst

Learning about an awesome lesson too late in the year.<p>I’m going to end my year (just 3 weeks away) with ~3 days on Barbie Bungee, with a ton of great …

The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses

Former prodigies like me need less attention, not more.<p>When I was a child, I was a "genius"—the kind you sometimes see profiled on the local news. I started reading at 2. I could multiply two-digit numbers in my head when I was 5. One of my earliest memories is working out a way to generate …

Genius

A Local Pastor Turned Public School Champion

Don Coleman, Richmond's newly elected school board chairman, wants more churches to adopt local, struggling schools.

Cheap Church: Bi-vocational Living

by Hugh Halter<p><i>*This article was adapted from Hugh’s new book, BiVo: A Modern-Day Guide for Bi-Vocational Saints, Leveraging All Of Life Into One</i> …

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

From Megadeth to Life

I was a teenage metalhead.<p><i>Dateline, 1992</i>: It's the first game of the season for the Blackford High School Bruins. It's also my first game on the …

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Elected Homecoming Queen: An Exceptional Story

Molly Anne Dutton shouldn't be here today. Not according to the opinion polls. Even many pro-life Christians make an exception that would have …

St. Boniface Church In San Francisco Lets Homeless People Sleep In Pews (PHOTOS)

For the city’s homeless, San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church is seen as a safe haven.<p>The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with the Roman Catholic church to let the city’s homeless sleep on its pews during daylight hours, even during Mass, and provides a host of services to hundreds of …

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The Greatest Rescue Story Ever Told

<b>FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER HE WAS SUCKED UNDER</b> the life raft, Ryan struggled against the breaking swells, trying to make it back to the orange shelter. …

When Suffering Sets Us Free

In the summer of 2008, my father stole my identity.<p>He racked up thousands of dollars on a couple of credit cards. A week later, I learned that a …

Cowboy Church: With Rodeo Arena, They 'Do Church Different'

It's Sunday morning at the Cowboy Church of Santa Fe County, N.M. You know you're there because of the chuck wagon parked by the highway.<p>You couldn't find a more nonreligious-looking building. The church is a charmless metal warehouse on a concrete slab. Inside, the altar is decorated like a set …

'God loves boat people': Churches take a stand

Reverend Andrew Bruce, the minister of St Peters Anglican Church, says Australia's asylum seeker policy is ''heartless, unacceptable . . . a complete …

We Will Beg Not to Be Passed Over

From one of the year’s best books, here’s an excerpt from N. D. Wilson’s <i>Death by Living</i> that gives me goosebumps:<p>The God who looked on you with joy …

The Insufficiency of Small Groups for Discipleship

In my limited experience, I have found few pastors and church leaders satisfied with their discipleship efforts. Almost every evangelical church in …

How to Tell the Better Story

Evangelism might be the most discussed, most intimidating, and least discussed practice in the American church. As our church just finished our …

On a mission to save Godless Massachusetts

AT QUARTER TO NINE in the morning on Easter Sunday, I drove into the sprawling parking lot of the Revere Showcase Cinema, a megaplex theater across …

Intimacy With Jesus | The Soma Family of Churches

<i>“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their</i> …

Evangelism and the Wrath of God

I observed with keen interest this past week the multiple voices responding to the rejection of the hymn written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, …