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About Andrew Taylor-Troutman

I am a pastor and a preacher, a writer, a husband and a father. My professional and personal lives are deeply involved with story-telling: stories that are silly and poignant or profound and commonplace. Stories that are tear-jerkers and belly-shakers. Stories about my son, Sam, and the congregation I serve, New Dublin Presbyterian Church. Each in its own way, these personal narratives shed light on the great story that God is writing with humankind and all of creation.

Author Archive | Andrew Taylor-Troutman

Earning Innocence is here!

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Wait, did I mention my book is here? I am excited for you, my friend, to get your hands on a copy and read it. You can do so here: Order please! But as we both wait, here are some gracious endorsements by three writers that I admire greatly: […]

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Sneak Peek #3

As we move toward publication, please enjoy another excerpt from Earning Innocence. As is true of most churches across the country, Wednesday night means choir practice. So Marjorie Stemlich flies down the back roads a good fifteen, maybe twenty miles over the speed limit. She knows that cops park down by the wide bend of the […]

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Double Sneak Peek!

Hey friends, Below you will find a short glimpse into Reverend Wheeler’s sons, Nathaniel and Philip. We are getting closer to the publication of Earning Innocence. Cheers! ~ Reading #2 – Nathaniel “Guitar” was one of the first words Nathaniel ever pronounced, but he only learned to play during his junior year of college. I remain […]

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Sneak Peek #1

Here is a special preview of my new book, Earning Innocence, due to be published this fall. Below you find Reverend James Wheeler reflecting in his journal about his wife and his call. Enjoy! ~ Bonnie has gone to bed, but I must record the events of today. Today was our twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. A remarkable sentence. […]

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On Performance

One of my favorite writers, Clyde Edgerton, doesn’t just read from his books. He tells stories and sings and plays guitar. He is funny, poignant, and entertaining. I have always wanted to do that but . . . In the past, I have been a little hesitant about public readings. I am not shy or […]

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Enter the lives of the characters

Dear friends, As the time of publication draws near, I have been affirmed by some wonderful feedback from readers. I appreciated the comments from one and have included them below in hopes that you, too, might look forward to reading the novel!   Best, Andrew     I so enjoyed your book! One of my […]

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More information about new book!

Dear friends, Here is another portion of a recent interview I conducted regarding my new book. Thank you for your support. Best, Andrew Why did you write this book? I think pastors are fascinating people! As Lillian Daniel and Martin Copenhaver once put it, ministry is an odd and wondrous calling. There are few “normal” […]

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Rest in peace

Our beloved dog, Nikki Giovanni Bob Dylan Taylor-Troutman, died yesterday morning. Her long name is an obvious reference to artists and she inspired my own work over the years, including both books. In tribute, here is the segment from Parables of Parenthood. These words have also been helpful to me as I’ve begun to grieve […]

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New novel soon to be released!

Friends, I am beyond hyped and super pumped and fidgety, nervy, squealing excited to announce the publication of my next book! Jaime’s Journal will be available in mid-September!! I have a release party scheduled at the Moravian and Salem Presbytery Resource Center on September 20th!!! In the meantime, I will post a few interview questions and answers […]

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Bless Us to Be Brave

A sermon at New Dublin Presbyterian Church on June 21st, 2015 Scripture: Job 38:1-11; Mark 4:35-41 ***** This Father’s Day, the image easily comes to mind of a small child wailing in the middle of the night, crying for help. The dad rises groggily, yanked harshly from his sleep, and stumbles in a fog into […]

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