Bachelor, Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1960. Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1964. Master of Sacred Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1965.
Doctor of Theology, Christ Seminary, St. Louis, 1977. Doctor of Letters, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, 1997.
Pastor China Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taipei, Taiwan, 1965-1972. Director CELC Theological Education Program, Chia Yi, Taiwan, 1972-1984. Coordinator research and planning Lutheran Church South Asia, Hong Kong, 1984-1990.
Director Lutheran Church Center for China Ministries, 1987-1995. Professor Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since 1995. Member advisory board Grace Christian Literature Foundation, Inc., Altadena, California, since 1996.
Member board managers Hong Kong International School, 1986-1995. Member board control Concordia Middle School, Chia Yi, 1968-1984. Coordinator Pan-Asian Lutheran Theological Education Conference, Seoul, 1989, Hong Kong, 1991.
Member board China Academy Consortium.
Member Society Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, American Society Missiology, Lutheran Society Missiology (board member).
Married Phyllis A. Miller, August 4, 1962. Children: Gayle R. Renken, Jonathan M., Sheryl L. Miller.