W David O Taylor

W. David O. Taylor


The Rev. Dr. W. David O. Taylor is a theologian, author, speaker, priest, and director of initiatives in art and faith. A professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, he has lectured widely on the arts, from Thailand to South Africa. He has written for The Washington Post, Image Journal, Theology Today, Worship, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, and Books & Culture, among others. He is the author of Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (Thomas Nelson, 2020) and Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts (Eerdmans, 2019). He and his wife Phaedra created a set of illustrated Psalms Prayer Cards for individuals, families, and communities to pray in light of the Psalms. He lives in Austin, Texas, with Phaedra, a visual artist and gardener, and his daughter Blythe and son Sebastian.

Eastertide in the Time of Coronatide

Posted on April 14, 2020

Today is Easter Tuesday, the third day of Eastertide, which for Christians traditionally marks a period of fifty festal days. This past Sunday, Christians gathered across the country, dressed in their finest (or most comfy) and raised the roof with their hallelujahs. They likely greeted each other, through their digital screens, with shouts of “Christ…

COVID–19 and the Death of Death

Posted on April 10, 2020

Death is on people’s minds these days, whether they want it to be or not. According to a recent report by White House science advisors, there is a chance that between 100,000 and 240,000 people will die because of the Coronavirus. In the face of such a staggering number of fatalities, what each of us…

How to Read the Psalms for All They’re Worth

Posted on February 27, 2020

“The Psalms are the single best guide to the spiritual life currently in print.” – Ellen Davis, Getting Involved with God “The Psalms are inexhaustible, and deserve to be read, said, sung, chanted, whispered, learned by heart, and even shouted from the rooftops. They express all the emotions we are ever likely to feel (including…