By Dr. Dale R. Stoffer
Though there are many facets of Luke Keefer’s life and work that have left a lasting impression on me, I would like to focus on two qualities that especially stand out. The first is his unswerving commitment to certain principles that guided his personal and professional life. One of these principles was the need to see beyond our Western cultural perspective and develop a truly global consciousness. In his reading, in his selection of course texts, in his own life and ministry, Luke pushed himself and others to see beyond one’s own cultural context to the wonderful and enriching diversity that exists in the world and the church.