Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, 1957. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1965.
With, various newspapers, Arkansas, Iowa., 1956-1961; assistant professor journalism, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1964-1970; professor, department chairman, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1970-1973; professor, department chairman, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1973-1977; director journalism, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1977-1981; professor, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1981-1986; professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, since 1986.
Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.
All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.
Married Gayla Dennis, June 3, 1961. Children: Janet Farrar Worthington, Bradley Truman.