Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture David Taylor was recently featured in an eight page profile in the June issue of Christianity Today. The story places Taylor’s recent work on the documentary “THE PSALMS: Bono & Eugene Peterson” into his passion for strengthening the relationship between faith and the arts.
“The arts are a fundamental way to be human. They’re rooted in the work of the triune God,” says Taylor, and it’s a conviction that has fueled a lifetime of work as an arts pastor and now as a professor at Fuller Seminary. The article also features his wife Phadrea Taylor, an accomplished artist and painter. Together, they work tirelessly to encourage artists in their faith and to educate churches about the arts’ role in God’s vision for creation.
“We're far from alone in this work of encouraging the arts to flourish in our neighborhoods and cities as well as in our churches,” says David. “Faithful, patient work has been done over the decades, by all sorts of communities with all sorts of ideas about the arts.” Many of these communities were outlined by Andy Crouch, Fuller Seminary trustee and executive editor of Christianity Today, who wrote a companion essay on the history of evangelicalism and the arts and current developments in the field.
Taylor brings his passion for faith and the arts in his additional role as the director of Brehm Texas, a new initiative to extend the work of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts in the city of Houston. We celebrate with the Taylors, and we look forward to the fruits of their continued work for the arts and the larger Body of Christ.
Read the whole article from Christianity Today.