R Scott Okamoto
Writer Musician 4th Gen JA ExVangelical
The Chapel Probation Podcast
January 11, 2022
The long-awaited debut of Chapel Probation is up! Hear Scott talk to APU alums, ex-faculty, and staff about their deconstruction experiences while at the school. We go deep into the racism, sexism, anti-LGBTQ views, and far-right politics that fueled our exits from evangelical faith with some even becoming agnostics and atheists. The stories are tragic, funny, and sometimes touching. Click the links below for the latest episodes.
Asian American Apostate
Losing Religion and Finding Myself at an Evangelical "University"
Scott's memoir about ditching christian faith while rising in the ranks of the English Department at Azusa Pacific University. As he continued nurturing the education and faith of his students, he realized he was witnessing the growth of the a Alt Right, MAGA nation, and QAnon. Through the process, he immersed himself in an Asian American arts and activist community and replaced faith with his people. The book will be published by Lake Drive Books in early 2023.