Porter Taylor comes to the School of Divinity to initiate an Episcopal Studies Program. His interests in this area include The Book of Common Prayer, Episcopal history and liturgy and Anglican theology. Taylor is working on a project to use personal storytelling of one’s faith journey as a tool for evangelism and conducts workshops in this area. He has taught homiletics classes at Virginia Theological Seminary and The Theology School of the University of the South. Before being ordained, Taylor taught American Literature at Belmont University. As a consequence, he has a passion for using stories, novels, and poems as a theological lens. Taylor is the sixth Episcopal Bishop of Western North Carolina and retired from that position in 2016. He is trained as a Spiritual Director by the Shalem Institute.
BA, UNC Chapel Hill; MA, University of South Carolina; MDiv, University of the South; PhD, Emory University
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