Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1917-1918. Bachelor of Theology, Colgate University, 1923, Doctor of Divinity, 1953. Doctor of Letters, Clark University, 1959.
Doctor of Divinity, Chicago Theological School, 1960, Kalamazoo College, 1962. Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard, 1959. D.Ed., U. Chattanooga, 1961.
Doctor of Divinity, Denison U., 1962. Doctor of Laws, Franklin, 1964.
Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1923. Minister Calvary Baptist Church, Belmar, New Jersey, 1923-1928, Arlington, New Jersey, 1928-1930, First Baptist Church, Clifton, New Jersey, 1930-1935, Old Cambridge Baptist Church, (Massachusetts), 1935-1959. Adjunct Professor philosophy of religion Andover Newton Thel.
School, 1951-1958; lecturer Harvard Division School, 1954-1958, professor pastoral theology, 1958-1959, dean, 1959-1968. Secretary commission on worship and arts National Council Churches.