Bachelor, University Alberta, Edmonton, 1956. Bachelor of Engineering, University Alberta, Edmonton, 1958. AM, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1964.
Postgraduate, University Iowa, 1965. Postgraduate, General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1975. Postgraduate, Trinity Evangelical Division School, since 1991.
Professor religious studies St. Norbert College, West De Pere, Wisconsin, 1965-1970. Professor religions studies College Mount St. Vincent, New York City, 1970-1975. Editor book division Christian Herald, Chappaqua, New York, 1977-1980.
Editor Religious Thought, Christianity Today, Carol Stream, Illinois, 1982-1984. Professor Bible and theology Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, since 1984. Director Moody Write-to-Publish Conference, Chicago, since 1986.
Founder, president Fox Valley Bible Institute, Elgin, Illinois, 1990.
President Green Bay Area Voluntary Committee on Human Rights, 1965. Member Institute for Biblical Research, Society Biblical Literature, Evangelical Theological Society (secretary-treasurer 1988-1989, vice president, 1989-1990, president Midwest chapter since 1990).
Married Adrienne Todd, June 16, 1962. Children: Rebecca Louise, Kerry Todd, Melissa Joy.