Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1937. Minister Warburton Avenue Baptist Church, Yonkers, New York, 1937-1941, Trinity Baptist Church, Minneapolis, 1941-1950, Baptist Temple, Rochester, New York, 1950-1954, Charleston, West Virginia, 1954-1960. Managing editor Christian Century, 1960-1964, editor, 1964-1968.
Editor The Pulpit, 1960-1968. Professional lecturer Divinity School Faculty, University of Chicago, 1960-1968. Lecturer Rauschenbusch series Colgate-Rochester Division School, Chautauqua, New York, Duke Division School Seminar for Ministers.
Garrett Biblical Institute, American Baptist Assembly. John M. English lecturer Andover Newton Theological School, 1962. Garnett-Nabrit lecturer American Baptist Theological Seminary, Nashville, 1965.
Lecturer Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1965. Samuel Robinson lecturer Wake Forest U., 1967. Alumni lecturer Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri.
Board of trustees Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1948-1950, Colgate-Rochester Division School, 1952-1968.
Author: The Racial Problem in Christian Perspective. The Urgency of Preaching, 1963. Death of a Myth, 1964.
Mandate for White Christians, 1966. Flux and Fidelity, 1968. Morality and the Mass Media, 1968.
Editor: (with Marty) What’s Ahead for the Churches, 1964. (with Hefner) The Threat and the Promise, 1968.
Born February 12, 1913