He was educated at Princeton University (BA, 1890. MA, 1894) and Princeton Theological Seminary (BD, 1894), and was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick in 1894.
Engaged in editorial work, since 1884, managing editor Missionary Review of the World, 1891-1911, editor-in-chief, since 1911. Editor Northfield Echoes, 1894-1904. Regular editorial writer for Record of Christian Work, 1905-1925, Bible To-Day, Sunday School Times, 1907-1935.
President Christian Stewardship Fund, Inc. Author: For Each New Day, 1896. Pacific Islanders, 1906.
A Spiritual Warrior—Life of Arthur T. Pierson, 1912. Why Believe It?, 1928. Home: Montclair, New Jersey.
Married Emma Belle Dougherty, February 13, 1895 (died 1937).