Adjunct Associate Professor of Spiritual Direction
D.Min. from Eden Theological Seminary, 1975
M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, 1968
About Dr. Luedde
At Trinity University, Dr. Luedde majored in philosophy, learning to love Plato, Socrates, and Kierkegaard, and that logical positivism has little to say to faith. At Yale Divinity School in the late 1960s, he “majored” in the peace movement and school integration, spent long hours in the library with Barth and systematic theology, and wondered why seminaries taught nothing about spirituality. After Yale, he pastored in Oregon and Missouri, then Texas. He earned a DMin at Eden Theological Seminary in Missouri, with a dissertation on the theology of pastoral counseling as a specialized ministry.
For nearly thirty years, he had a private practice of psychotherapy, served as full-time, part-time, and interim pastor, as adjunct professor of family therapy, as director of a Christian inpatient psychiatric program, and still wondered why no one in his tradition knew anything about the spiritual life. In the 1980s, Gerald May led him to spiritual direction, and he graduated in the first class of the Houston Spiritual Direction Institute, where he teaches the use of dreams and depth psychology in spiritual direction. He now works exclusively as a spiritual director, life coach, retreat leader, and occasional writer.