Kristofer Phan Coffman is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religion and Cultures at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Kristofer is, to the best of his knowledge, the first Cambodian to receive a doctoral degree in any aspect of biblical studies or the study of the ancient world. He brings his own experience as a first generation Cambodian-American to his readings of the biblical text in an effort to help readers reframe their reading of ancient texts as a cross-cultural interaction, hoping to build skills both for the reading of the biblical text as well as the modern task of relating to people from cultures different than their own.

In addition to his work in the New Testament, Kristofer writes on food, farming and sustainability for the Preserve Journal, an independent print publication dedicated to the exploration of a more sustainable, resilient and responsible food culture. He has also worked as a translator and translation consultant for chefs in both Denmark and Cambodia.

Note: Biographical information was updated as of the latest contribution. Author profiles may not reflect author's current employment or location.