Dale Luffman, DMin

Seminary Faculty Associate

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After serving over 35 years as an appointee minister for Community of Christ, nearly 20 of which were served as a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles, I retired. Well, not completely. Since 1992, I continue to teach seminars and workshops in theology and Scripture and serve as an adjunct faculty member of Graceland University, teaching courses in Scripture and practical theology for Community of Christ Seminary.

In addition to teaching, I continue my involvement of the National Council of Churches [NCC] as a member for the last 12 years on the Faith and Order Commission [Theology] and three years as the representative of Community of Christ on the Board of Governors of the National Council of Churches [NCC].

Publications include over 50 articles in areas of theology and Scripture, including ecumenical publications. Recently, I published a book, "The Book of Mormon's Witness to Its First Readers" [2013] and am currently writing new commentaries for the Community of Christ Doctrine and Covenants.

I was privileged to study at Mt. Angel College [BA], Lewis and Clark College [MEd Counseling], Princeton Theological Seminary [MA], and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary [DMin].

I belong to the Society of Biblical Literature, The John Whitmer Historical Association and the Academy of Homiletics.

Judy, a former Graceland employee, and I now reside in Redmond, Oregon, where we enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and traveling together.