Bachelor, Butler University, 1950. Bachelor's Degree, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1954. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1967. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), United Theological Seminary, 1993.
Assistant minister Central Christian Church, Anderson, Indiana, 1950-1951. Protestant chaplain Illinois Children's Hospital School, Chicago, 1954-1956. Chaplain, professor religion Illinois College, Jacksonville, 1956-1962.
Campus minister University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1963-1970. Professor, dean United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, 1970-1995, adjunct professor, since 1995. Accrediting visiting, consultant Association Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, since 1972.
Speaker, workshop leader church and professional association, since 1970.
Corp member United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, since 1992. Delegate Consultation on Church Union, since 1997. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Jacksonville, Florida, 1960-1962.
Member, committee chair Mental Health Association, Minneapolis, 1976-1978. Member Association Practical Theology (president 1988-1990), National Council Churches (committee chair Faith and Order Commission since 1989).
Married Eleanor Louise Todd, August 14, 1949. Children: James Warren, David Paul, Mark William.