Table of Contents for “Mad About God”

This is the Table of Contents for my book on trials and suffering, called Mad About God.

The book also talks about True Detective, Louis C.K., the Serial podcast, the pressure to be “radical” and do “great things for God,” the romanticism of third world missionaries, overly inspirational Instagrams, The Shawshank Redemption, the misquoting of Jeremiah 29:11 and David & Goliath.

It’s now in both paperback and ebook. Be blessed and love y’all!

— J.S.


Question: What About Disease and Disasters?

themichaelwchen asked:
Hello 🙂 Thank you for the follow! I have a question that I hope you may be able to shed a bit of light on. Actually, it’s a question that my friend asked me and I’ve been a bit torn on how to answer. Does God create disease and natural disasters? If so, why? If not, why doesn’t He stop them? I would appreciate your response greatly! -In Christ, Michael

Please first know that we tiny little human beings with our 3 lb. brains and stupid idol-craving hearts couldn’t possibly answer the huge question of planetary problems.  The Bible (not surprisingly) doesn’t say much about it, except that disaster and disease will happen.  In other words, God doesn’t need to defend Himself since He’s God.

But I’ll try to provide some biblical and logical reasons here. Please note that to an unbeliever, these answers will sound stupid.  But the Bible told us that would happen, even when Jesus died, and believers will reason it out through His Spirit.  So I’m not here to convince anyone, but rather humbly see things from God’s point of view.

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Question: Atheists Infect Me With Doubts, Help?

Courtney asked:
Hi JS Park! I have a question for you.
I came across this blog searching for people who used to be atheists, but are now Christians.
I’m in a bit of a blunder. Every time I feel like I’m firm in my beliefs and my faith, some atheist comes along and completely shreds me to pieces (spiritually, of course). I don’t try to debate them, but just simply hearing one say “Gods not real. Prove He is real,” makes me start to doubt like crazy. I hate this. I can’t stand knowing I’m so weak in my faith. Any advice? Thanks!

Can I let you in on a little secret? Pretend I’m now speaking in the voice of Dr. House.

Every Christian doubts.

While I won’t comprehensively dismantle doubts or atheism, let’s declare three truths right out in the open.

1) Doubt is not the same as unbelief. Unbelief is characterized by acting as if there is no God. Doubts are sincere questions seeking truth.

2) The inability to “prove God” doesn’t do anything to God. Disproving a faulty version of god isn’t even talking about God.

3) Doubts can either push us toward more doubts or a deeper faith. Those are your two options.

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