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Windows on the World: Dr. Ash Barker (details in description)
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
IN COLLABORATION with Red Letter Christians and Palmer Theological Seminary/The Sider Center
Dr. Ash Barker, author of “Slum Life Rising: How to Enflesh Hope within an Urban World” and Founder of Newbigin House in Birmingham, UK
Dr. Ash Barker was immersed in Bangkok’s largest slum with his family for over 12 years. From this extreme context, he was challenged by the story of the Good Samaritan. As he states, “Life in Klong Toey slum confronted me. I couldn’t avoid the big, risky questions that this text and this neighborhood raised for me about life, death and what matters most.” Exploring the story of the ‘Compassionate Samaritan’ helped Ash find meaning in the midst of suffering and oppression. He prays and hopes this biblical story, and these musings about urban life, can have a similar impact on us.