Boyd Luter is Pastor of Comal Country Church, Canyon Lake, TX and AdjunctOnline Professor of New Testament for Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary,Lynchburg, VA. His wife, Cindy, is a physician’s assistant at Scottish Rite Children’sHospital in Dallas. Their children are grown.
Luter is a graduate of Mississippi State University (B.S.) and Dallas TheologicalSeminary (Th.M., Ph.D.) and has done additional graduate study at Mississippi StateUniversity, Harding Graduate School of Religion and Jerusalem University College.Luter has taught biblical studies and theology full-time for 15 years at Crichton College,LeTourneau University, Talbot School of Theology, Cedarville University and CriswellCollege (where he was also Dean of Faculty), plus part-time or in adjunct roles at GoldenGate Baptist Theological Seminary, Ashland Theological Seminary and SouthwesternBaptist Theological Seminary, as well as overseas at Bible training institutes in Ukraineand the Philippines. He has also pastored three churches in Texas for 13 years, as well asinterim pastorates in Texas, California and Ohio.
Luter’s doctoral dissertation was “A New Testament Theology of Discipling” (DallasSeminary, 1985). His books include Looking Back, Moving On (NavPress, 1993),Truthful Living: What Christianity Teaches about Recovery (with Kathy McReynolds;Baker Books, 1994), God behind the Seen: Expositions of the Books of Ruth and Esther(with Barry Davis; Baker Books, 1995/Second Edition, Christian Focus Publications,2003), Disciplined Living: What the New Testament Teaches about Recovery andDiscipleship (with Kathy McReynolds; Baker Books, 1996), Women as Christ’sDisciples (with Kathy McReynolds; Baker Books, 1997/Second Edition, Christian FocusPublications, 2003 [Crossings Book Club Edition, 2004]) and Inspired Preaching: ASurvey of Preaching in the New Testament (with Richard Wells; Broadman & Holman,2002).
Luter has published articles and book reviews in Bibliotheca Sacra, Journal ofPastoral Practice, Christian Education Today, Criswell Theological Review, Sundoulos,Journal of Psychology and Theology, Decision, Bulletin for Biblical Research, TrinityJournal, New Testament Studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society andFaith and Mission. He has contributed segments, entries or chapters to the EvangelicalCommentary on the Bible, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Holman Bible Handbook, Dictionaryof Paul and His Letters, The Complete Who’s Who of the Bible, Dictionary of the LaterNew Testament and Its Developments, Israel: the Land and the People, The Wisdom ofJesus, Holman Concise Bible Commentary, Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions,Interpreting the New Testament, Baker Commentary on the Bible, Dictionary of the OldTestament: Pentateuch and Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics. He also paraphrasedRevelation for the forthcoming Holman Christian Standard Bible Children’s Bible.The Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible, for which Luter wrote the noteson “Luke,” “Galatians” and “Revelation,” is the sixth study Bible project in which hehas participated. He was an Associate Editor and the Lead Writer for the Life RecoveryBible (Tyndale, 1992), the notes of which were also utilized for the more recent NewLiving Translation edition of the LRB (Tyndale, 1996) and somewhat rewritten for theSpiritual Renewal Bible (Zondervan, 1998). He also contributed to the Nelson StudyBible (Thomas Nelson, 1997) and the Apologetics Study Bible (Broadman & Holman,2007).