John H. F. Kuder Professor of Christian Mission

History-Theology-Society Division

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Economics, politics and sociology are at the very center of the theological task. Not to understand them and their role in the societies around the world guarantees inadequate theology.

--Gordon "Tim" Huffman


B.A., Capital University, 1964; B.D., Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1968; Graduate Study, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1976-77; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1977; Pastorates: Cupar, Scotland, 1970-72; Parma Heights, OH, 1972-75; Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Shatin, Hong Kong, 1976-79; Faculty, Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology, 1978-79; Associate Dean of Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 1979; Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology and Mission, Trinity, 1979-80; Assistant Professor of Christian Mission, Trinity, 1981-83; Associate Professor of Christian Mission, Trinity, 1983-84; John H.F. Kuder Professor of Christian Mission, Trinity, 1984-.


  • The Lutheran Confessions: A Digital Anthology. 315 pages on CD-ROM, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, iPod touch, interactive teaching resource, 2011.
  • “The Confessions and Mission,” Trinity Seminary Review, Winter/Spring 2012.
  • “A Faculty Goes Missional” by the faculty of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Edited by Tim Huffman. Trinity Seminary Review, Summer/Fall 2010.
  • “Living, Dying and Being Damned: Teaching Theologians and Controversial Issues,” Trinity Seminary Review, Summer/Fall 2008.