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In Memory of John Hwang
Beloved colleague and friend
Our beloved colleague and friend, John Hwang, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 29, 2023. John was forty-four years old and leaves behind his wife Amy and three boys (ages 12, 11, and 7). John was a visionary and thought leader for Christian public scholarship. You can read his inspiring manifesto here.
John was also a vital member of the Barth Center team with whom I (Kait Dugan) have worked closely for the last two years on several initiatives and projects. You may not know John, but if you are reading this blog, he has touched your life. This blog and our forthcoming podcast were John’s idea for the Barth Center to develop its public scholarship. The Barth Center team mourns his death and celebrates his life and witness. We will carry his insights and wisdom with us in our work in the years ahead.
John's obituary can be found here. Dr. David Chao, Director of the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary, shared a personal remembrance here. John did not have medical insurance nor did he have life insurance. If you feel led to provide financial support for John’s family in this time of need, you may do so here.
You are and will be dearly missed, John.
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. (Rom 14:8)