Sarah D. Park is a freelance writer whose work focuses on the cultivation of cross-racial dialogue with a Christian faith orientation. She is also a story producer for Inheritance Magazine and manages communications and storytelling for several organizations. She is an Angeleno on the inside who is currently based in the Bay Area. 

One Pot of Rice
By Sarah D. Park

After graduating from college, I bought a one-way ticket to South Korea. A professor had invited me and two close friends to join a radical progressive group of activists in Incheon, where they were looking for English teachers.

Non-Binary and Not for Your Judgement
By Sarah D. Park

Meesh tells me about a conversation they had with a friend, reveling about the solar eclipse. “It is such a beautiful natural event. With technology, we know when it’s happening, why it’s happening, and where it’s going to be. But we wondered, what if we looked at this thing 100 years ago, and didn’t know what it was? Would we still think it’s beautiful? Would we be scared of it? Would we think the world is ending?”

Come One, Come All, Except You
By Sarah D. Park

Eddy Zheng is often invited to community organizations or churches to share his redemptive story from prison to re-entry. It is incredible to hear how much Eddy has changed in his lifetime amidst daunting circumstances and the length of time he has had to fight for his freedom. But in certain church settings, after giving his talk, Eddy has been met with distrust, rather than open arms.

The Extra Ordinary Case of JoAnne Kagiwada
By Sarah D. Park

I had done my fair share of activism in college and post-graduation, but never quite long enough to see actual change on an institutional level. On paper, JoAnne Kagiwada had an impressive roster that placed her in the history books, and I was readying myself to meet a force of nature in this small-framed, Japanese American grandmother.

Arirang as a Way to Yearn
By Sarah D. Park with Carlene Younghae Kim

Arirang is traditional Korean folk music that has been passed down by memory for over 600 years. It wasn't until 1869 that Christian missionary Homer B. Holbert went to South Korea and scored it black and immutable onto paper for the first time.

Lucky Number Seven
By Sarah D. Park

Runa’s story begins with the number 7. She is the seventh daughter out of seven daughters in her family. A few years later, her younger brother is born, and then a stepbrother joins the fold.

When Bad News Becomes Deafening
by Esther Cho with Sarah Park

I GREW UP in a Korean household where the news was always on in the background. It would play in Korean, so I distinctly remember not understanding what was happening.

The Importance of Sadness
by Sarah Park

TO THIS DAY, I can't quite say what it is that brought me out of depression a few years ago.

An Encounter with a Unicorn
BY SARAH D. PARK

THERE MUST BE such a thing as a unicorn — that mythical creature God made for progressive Christians to date. Someone who is thoughtful, lives for social justice, and wants to creatively build God's kingdom.

My Sister's Keeper
by Sarah D. Park with Jaz Jamora

JAZ AND MELODY are twins; they're fraternal and living out their separate stories.

Organically Grown and Non-M.Div
What if the government stopped issuing loans to seminary students?
BY SARAH D. PARK WITH DEBORAH H.C. GIN

I AM A 29-YEAR-OLD KOREAN FEMALE ALONG SEEKING A PASTORAL POSITION, PREFERABLY AT A SEMI-CHARISMATIC CHURCH WITH A FOCUS ON SOCIAL INJUSTICE AND DISCIPLESHIP. I should mention — I don't have an M.Div degree.

Cradling Eternity
By Sarah D. Park

I KNOW OF ONE surefire way to feel better whenever I feel sad. In a divine and delightful fashion, my church teems with the most delicious babies on Sundays.

Fear for the Living
By Sarah D. Park with Maurice and Melissa Yu

IN THE WAITING ROOM of Children's Hospital of Orange County, it's 5:41 a.m. and quiet. The hospital staff take deep breaths in this calm before the daily storm, treasuring the small sounds of shuffling feet and subdued conversation.

The Sinner's Prayer
BY SARAH PARK

Our Father who stays in Heaven; Hallowed be thy forgotten name; Thy kingdom coming; Yet thy will distorted on earth as it reaches for Heaven.

Overheard
From the Mind of a 20-Something
by Sarah Park

Morning. 6:45 AM. The alarm goes off, and Pitbull is insisting this is the time of my life.