“I believe; help my unbelief!” — Mark 9:24
Welcome to the blog of J.S. Park, a once devout atheist turned skeptical pastor.
The Big Secret is that even the “strongest believer” has doubts.
We all doubt God sometimes, more than we want to admit.
Even the “best” of us.
We live with the tension of wanting to believe, but struck with the constant panic that faith is crazy.
Me, too. I’m a full-time doubter. And I’m learning it’s okay.
Let’s talk about it.
This site is for the honesty we all long for and the grace we all need.
However you believe, where ever you come from, both veterans and rookies to faith —
We have questions. Let’s work through the answers.
My constant prayer for you and me is Psalm 139:23-24 —
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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J.S. Park is a former atheist/agnostic, sixth degree black belt, hospital chaplain, a recovered porn addict, intense introvert, and loves Jesus.
Here’s what a hospital chaplain does.
In 2012, he gave away half his salary to fight human trafficking, a check for $10,000.
Matching contributions raised another $10k.
[Part of this story was in Eugene Cho’s book Overrated (pp. 164-165), and his blog here.]
J.S. has a B.A. in Psychology from USF and M.Div from SEBTS.
He likes Cuban food, cold brew, tomato juice, and old black and white noir movies. He has a German shepherd named Rosco, and is overly fond of C.S. Lewis.
He has two toenails growing out of one toe. Really.
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