Born in Vietnam and raised in Houston, Texas, Phuc Luu seeks the integration and intersection of art, philosophy, and theology. His work has appeared in the AmerAsian Journal, The Journal of Pastoral Care, the Truett Journal of Church and Mission, the Houston Chronicle, and NPR’s This I Believe. He has published on a variety topics such as Medieval philosophy, pastoral care, theology and culture, philosophy of religion, and art and culture. He carries advance degrees in theology (Baylor) and philosophy (the University of St. Thomas). He has served on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee for the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) for seven years as a member. He has taught philosophy and theology at Sam Houston State University and Houston Baptist University and working on a forthcoming book, Jesus of the East

Speaking Engagements

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston Texas
“Art as Seeing”

Extended Ministry Breakfast for the United Methodist Church, with Bishop Jones responding
“Cultural Engagement and Ministry”


Speaker for the LEAD Conference, with Travis Reed of The Work of the People, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
“Filmmaking and Liturgy”

Speaker for Mission Year meeting
“Atonement Models and Ministry”

Speaker for Leadership Luncheon
“Engaging Cross Cultural Dialogue”

Speaker for CHARM Ministry Men’s Dinner
“A Community of Healing”

Speaker for Church for the Unchurch
“Temptations of Jesus: Scarcity and Abundance”

Speaking Panels

Panel Vietnamese Today, On Religion Among Vietnamese in America and the 21st Century

Book Release Panel for Rev. Marty Troyer’s book, The Gospel Next Door

Editoral Panel, Slush pile for WriteFest, Houston.

Community work:

Taught in Kenya, Africa
Relief work during Hurricane Harvey
Board member of Christian Cultural Awareness and Assistance League

CLasses Taught

Critical thinking
Introduction to Philosophy
New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey
Christian Texts and Traditions

Presentation Topics

  • Cultural engagement

  • Atonement imagery (reconciliation, liberation, and healing)

  • Minjung (People’s) theology

  • han (woundedness)

  • Communities of healing

  • Restorative justice

  • Theosis (restoration to the image of God and union with God, restoration of all of creation)

  • Art, culture, and theology

  • Jesus of the East book

  • Non-violent interpretations of the book of Revelation


Currently, I am working on a set of curriculum around my book, Jesus of the East. Many communities do not know how to create an environment of healing and wholeness. This is a guide that provides a template in order to better serve the places where each of us inhabits, works, and have life together. I am also available to lead communities and organizations through a way to build a better world.

Throughout his life, Jesus bore the frailties and weaknesses of the downtrodden. We ought not to separate his life from their affliction and misery...His life, death and resurrection are interwoven with the healing and liberating of people.
— Andrew Sung Park, The Triune Atonement