MEET JASON

Jason Helveston is a pastor at Park Community Church in Chicago. As part of a church in the city for the city, Jason leads a campus on the west side of Chicago and serves as a teaching pastor at Park. Jason writes regularly about Jesus and culture on his blog and his first book, Tell Me Everything—a memoir about the story of Christianity—will be released in June (2016). He and his wife Laura live in Chicago with their three children Glori, Jedidiah, and Micah.

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THE STORY CHANGES EVERYTHING

Show me a good word or better yet a good string of words, and I’ll show you great joy.

There is a throbbing possibility when the right rhythm of words flow together to create sentences, paragraphs, and pages of hope and healing and meaning and truth. It is no mistake God’s own self-disclosure and activity through history has been recorded with words. In other words, words makes storytelling possible. And when we hear and tell the right story, everything changes.

Exposition

Exposition

The story starts.

Rise in Action

Rise in Action

The story moves.
Climax

Climax

The story feels.
Fall in Action

Fall in Action

The story falls apart.
Hinge

Hinge

The story needs a hero.
Resolution

Resolution

The story comes together.

FROM MY BLOG

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    Gratitude Beyond Mere Sentiment

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    Every Issue is a Gospel Issue

    We have issues. All of us. And like no other season in recent history viral videos of unarmed African-American men being shot and killed, p...

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    Only the Righteous Can Rest

    We are all tired. We are all weary. And it is all very intentional. You see, we may complain about being over worked and completely booked,...

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    Four Reasons Your Life is Hard and How to Respond

    Life is hard. No matter who you are, you experience difficulty. To be sure the degree of life’s severity is relative—to culture, family, pr...

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Faith is about someone who finds us, draws us in, and then doesn’t let us go, so let’s walk together.

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