Andrew T. Walker

Fellow

EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker, Ph.D., researches and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public theology, and the moral principles that support civil society and sound government. A sought-after speaker and cultural commentator, Dr. Walker’s academic research interests and areas of expertise include natural law, human dignity, family stability, social conservatism, and church-state studies. The author or editor of more than ten books, he is passionate about helping Christians understand the moral demands of the gospel and their contributions to human flourishing and the common good. His most recent book, out in May 2021 from Brazos Press, is titled Liberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Secular Age.

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EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker, Ph.D., researches and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public theology, and the moral principles that support civil society and sound government. A sought-after speaker and cultural commentator, Dr. Walker’s academic research interests and areas of expertise include natural law, human dignity, family stability, social conservatism, and church-state studies. The author or editor of more than ten books, he is passionate about helping Christians understand the moral demands of the gospel and their contributions to human flourishing and the common good. His most recent book, out in May 2021 from Brazos Press, is titled Liberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Secular Age.

In addition to his role with EPPC, Dr. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is an Associate Dean in the School of Theology and the Executive Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. He serves as the Executive Editor of Eikon: A Journal for Biblical Anthropology, a publication of The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and is a Contributing Editor at Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute. He is also the Public Affairs Advisor to the Kentucky Baptist Convention and a Fellow with the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

Dr. Walker’s analysis has been quoted among such outlets as the New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, and Vox. His scholarly publications include articles and reviews in the Oxford Journal of Church and State and The Southwestern Journal of Theology. He writes regularly for such outlets as National ReviewFirst Things, The Gospel CoalitionChristianity Today, and Public Discourse. He is the author of the award-winning God and the Transgender DebateMarriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing, and editor of The Gospel for Life series. He is also an editor of the forthcoming volume Explorations in Baptist Political Theology (B&H Academic) alongside Thomas Kidd and Paul Miller. He is currently at work on an edited volume with Zondervan Academic on perspectives on the natural law and also on a natural law evangelical ethics volume.

Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Southwest Baptist University, and he received his Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Ethics from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He previously served as a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation and as a Senior Fellow in Ethics at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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Defining “Evangelicalism” Down

Andrew T. Walker

The confusion over the word “evangelicalism” and the ensuing plasticity of the label is truly tragic and leads to unhelpful categorization, theological malpractice, and no small amount of internal strife within evangelical Christianity.

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American Reformer / November 3, 2021

Against Catacomb Christianity

Andrew T. Walker

If Christian truth claims are true, we must not cordon off those truth claims in the catacombs, but instead take them to city gates and capitol buildings of our world.

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American Reformer / October 18, 2021

Thirty Years on the Supreme Court

Andrew T. Walker

Justice Clarence Thomas is the embodiment of both an American and Augustinian paradox: Through setback can come triumph, and through grit and independence can come a retrieval of America’s constitutional ideals.

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World Magazine / October 16, 2021

Why the Transgender Revolution Can’t Transcend Human Nature

Andrew T. Walker

A new report from Europe confirms males have an innate advantage in sports.

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A Radical and Revealing Abortion Bill

Andrew T. Walker

No language can give an adequate description of the moral hideousness of the abortion bill recently passed with a party-line vote in the House of Representatives.

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World Magazine / October 4, 2021

You’re Never Progressive Enough

Andrew T. Walker

The ACLU’s editing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveals an ever-shifting ideology.

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World Magazine / September 30, 2021

Does Justice or Profit Drive Abortion?

Andrew T. Walker

Whether abortion continues or abates under the Texas Heartbeat Act is a valuable opportunity to unearth what is really at the center of abortion and why it receives the degree of protection it does in our country.

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The Texas Abortion Law Is Justice on Display

Andrew T. Walker

The Texas Heartbeat Act reflects a fundamental truth of human existence: Life is good and worthy of legal recognition and legal protection. This truth reflects what ought to be a clear implication of our Declaration and our Constitution—that abortion is unconstitutional.

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Kentucky Today / September 2, 2021

Common Sense Conservatism: An Interview with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Andrew T. Walker

EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker talks with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee about his governing philosophy and the future of conservatism.

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Public Discourse / July 24, 2021

Persuasion or Discipleship? Confidence, Creation, and Reconsidering Biblical Natural Law as a Strategy for Christian…

Andrew T. Walker

The West is in the throes of a convulsive death rattle, and there is to be no renovation to Western order apart from a rehabilitation of Christian natural law ethics. But before we seek to persuade others, we need to be persuaded ourselves.

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Why We Opposed an Anti-Abortion Resolution at the Southern Baptist Convention

Andrew T. Walker

EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker co-authored the following piece with several other Southern Baptist scholars, whose names and affiliations are…

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Public Discourse / June 22, 2021

Supreme Court Delivers Big Win for Religious Liberty

Andrew T. Walker

According to the Supreme Court, what the city of Philadelphia did in refusing to offer an exemption to Catholic Social Services violates the free establishment clause of the First Amendment because it forced CSS to choose between its mission and its convictions. That’s an unworkable solution at odds with our Constitution.

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Kentucky Today / June 17, 2021