W. David O. Taylor

Born and raised in Guatemala City, David earned his doctorate at Duke Divinity School in theology and now serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the director of Brehm Texas, an initiative in worship, theology and the arts. For nine years he served as a pastor in Austin, Texas, and is now ordained as an Anglican priest. Taylor’s most recent book is Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (Thomas Nelson, 2020). He is also the author of Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts (Eerdmans, 2019) and The Theater of God’s Glory: Calvin, Creation and the Liturgical Arts (Eerdmans, 2017). He is editor of For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (Baker Books, 2010) as well as coeditor of Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation Between Two Worlds (IVP Academic, 2017). Taylor has published articles in the Calvin Theological Journal, Christian Scholars Review, Worship, Theology Today, The Washington Post, Religion News Service, Books & Culture, Comment, Image Journal, Christianity Today, and The Living Church, among others. 

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