J.S. Park - The Way Everlasting Podcast

Welcome to The Way Everlasting Podcast. Messages from J.S. Park. Find me at facebook.com/pastorjspark or jsparkblog.com or jspark3000.tumblr.com
Spoken Word, given to Yale University Students in CT. About the three fateful days from Jesus's crucifixion to resurrection, told from the viewpoint of a modern day disciple. 1-21-18
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Marriage can be extremely difficult work. Here are three daily habits which I strive to practice (imperfectly with much stumbling) in marriage. Also, how Christian faith becomes practical in our relationships. This video is slightly adapted from my viral post "3 Lessons I Learned Instantly In M...
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Everyone loves the idea of love and forgiveness—but do the abused need to "love and forgive" their abuser? Here's my quick take on boundaries and self-care for the abused and traumatized. Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTgtEu5InBo A romanticized culture of hyper-compass...
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About my journey from atheism to faith, and how our historical impulse for religion points to the hidden story of humanity. I also engage with Yuval Noah Harari's "Sapiens" and his take on religious metafictions. Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc9uQCOEj3o Agree or disag...
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Different political opinions can end a friendship—but should they? How politics, faith, and friendship can fit together. Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhn4UPDvXHI My post on politics, which was published on the front page of Wordpress: https://jsparkblog.com/2017/03...
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As a lifelong fighter of depression, here's what I've found helpful (and not helpful) in our dialogue.  Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggg6xFObIE My book on fighting depression:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073TX15LB/
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Romans 7-8. Everyone's talking about change, but we never quite live up to who we want to be. How can we be more than inspired, but actually different? "Our national obsession with motivational inspirational speeches and rallies and TED Talks, that crazy thing inside us prevents our hands and hea...
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1 Kings 18-19. The story of Elijah. Through discouragement, distress, and depression: how God speaks to us and how we speak to one another. As a lifelong sufferer of depression, this is hugely personal for me. "The sudden mental replay in the shower and the late-night regret twitch, the one commo...
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A Spoken Word performance: a modern re-telling about the three fateful days of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, and how the chaos of the cross turned into beautiful death-defying glory. (Audio clip by Gungor, "We Will Run") 12-8-13
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1 Samuel 17. How David and Goliath shows us true strength amidst our worst weakness. Preached at the Navigators Winter Conference. "The overwhelming statistical ultimatums of TED Talks, the time my 160 lb brother destroyed a 250 lb challenger in an MMA match, our hyper-mania in trying to go vira...
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A workshop on atheism and faith, from a former atheist. At the Navigators Winter Conference. "A theological remix of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens, when you reduce money and marriage and government all the way down to the bottom, trying to find the non-contingent objective truth of 'just really,' w...
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Matthew 5-7. How Christianity painfully breaks us open and puts us back together. CCF Retreat 1 of 4. "A meta-deconstruction of the Sunday sermon and inspirational TED Talks, overly obvious photoshopped Instagram pictures, the inherent weakness of marriage lessons, how Christianity is less Lord o...
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Matthew 7 and 18. About judging, rebuke, why we go to church, and confronting your friend with the truth. CCF Retreat 2 of 4. "That secret low-key grudge-hate against a fellow church member, the extremely painful (and necessary) peeling of accountability, the danger of isolating ourselves by echo...
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Matthew 17. Our rest and resolve through demands and darkness. CCF Retreat 3 of 4. "The two things I hear on every deathbed in the hospital, how over 700 people answered the question, 'What is the greatest universal human desire?', how Jesus answers our marriage proposal, when we can finally stop...
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John 1. How to live our faith authentically in the real world. CCF Retreat 4 of 4. "The time I overheard a couple have the most dramatic break-up ever, what flirtation and 'romantic chemistry' is really about, the problem with trying to be the protagonist of your own story, seeing your name in th...
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A seminar that I gave in San Jose, CA about the truths and myths of dating & relationships within both the church-culture & pop-culture. 2 Timothy 2. "The time I overheard a couple have their final knock-down drag-out fight, my absolutely favorite type of scene in the movies, what everyon...
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Q&A in San Jose, CA about dating, celibacy, self-forgiveness, finding "the one," and a renewed community. December 27th, 2015
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Acts 2:42-47. Preached at CCF in Gainesville, FL. On the difficult messy work of giving grace. "My time at the mental institution with drug addicts and sex addicts and recovering mental patients, the awkward harrowing nerve-racking experience of bringing your friend to church (and it happens to b...
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John 3:30. Preached at CCF in Gainesville. About our itchy eternal longing for heart-swelling value and worthiness. "My first audition for a TV show, the secret second language we use to fight for attention in every room, our crazy scrambling for a social media fanbase, when we become demon-posse...
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Mark 4. Two words that we quickly avoid but desperately need for growth, healing, and wholeness, for our relationships, churches, politics, and faith. "When you see someone else's kid misbehaving in public, the most unappealing things about Christianity for Christians, thinking the sermon is for ...
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