AB, Calvin College, 1949. Thm, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Theology, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1955.
Minister Christian Reformed Church, Bendheim, Ontario, Canada, 1955-1959. Professor religion and theology Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1959. Guest lecturer Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, 1976, curator, 1980-1986.
Guest lecturer Dordt College, Sioux City, Iowa, 1982, Potchefstrom (Republic of South Africa) University, 1983.
Board directors Association for Public Justice, Washington, 1972-1977.
Married Eleanor Bernice Hendriksen, July 18, 1952. Children: Steven, Erik, Donald, Gary, EveLynn.