Born and raised in Guatemala City, I have studied at the University of Texas (Plan II and International Relations), Georgetown University, the University of Würzburg and Regent College in Canada, where I received degrees in theology (MCS) and biblical studies (ThM). I earned my ThD at Duke Divinity School, under the joint supervision of Jeremy Begbie and Lester Ruth.
I was a pastor at Hope Chapel in Austin, Texas, where over the course of twelve years, in a full-time and part-time capacity, I supervised an arts ministry and the adult education program in addition to serving on the preaching team.
In 2010 I edited the book For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (Baker Books), drawing on a conference I planned in 2008, which includes contributions from Eugene Peterson, Andy Crouch, Lauren Winner, Jeremy Begbie, Barbara Nicolosi, John Witvliet and Joshua Banner. I have a scholarly book coming out with Eerdmans (Spring 2017), tentatively titled Feeding and Forming: John Calvin, Materiality, and the Liturgical Arts.
I have written articles for The Washington Post, Books & Culture, CIVA Seen, Christianity Today, Q, Comment magazine, The Living Church, The Christian Vision Project, The Christian Scholars Review and Calvin Theological Journal.
My artistic interests include playwriting, modern dance and film, and in recent years, science fiction literature. My wife Phaedra (a gardener, cook and visual artist) and I currently live in Houston, Texas, along with our daughter Blythe.
I serve as Assistant 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. I am ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Anglican Communion of North America.
I can be found on Twitter @wdavidotaylor.
This is me on the northwest shores of Scotland, just south of Aberdeen, where my wife was raised. Yes, it was this beautiful