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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No, it’s still not right

Andrew T. Walker

Twenty years later, you still cannot redefine marriage.

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WORLD Opinions / May 15, 2024

Elite universities are beyond repair

Andrew T. Walker

When America’s most elite credentialing institutions have fallen, a bleak future is on the horizon.

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WORLD Opinions / May 1, 2024

The Wax Nose of Neighbor Love

Andrew T. Walker

Loving one’s neighbor is a moral imperative. How best to do so, however, is more complex than just recklessly citing this principle as immediate justification. All my point amounts to is a plea for caution.

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Public Discourse / April 15, 2024

We’re all incrementalists now

Andrew T. Walker

The pro-life movement has to work within an imperfect system and use imperfect means to fight abortion.

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WORLD Opinions / April 11, 2024

The Biden White House really went there

Andrew T. Walker

Transgender Day of Visibility is secular man’s Easter, a celebration of resurrection through desecration.

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WORLD Opinions / April 1, 2024

Leave the Bible alone

Andrew T. Walker

The God Bless the USA Bible should never have been made

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WORLD Opinions / March 28, 2024

Our two-fold task

Andrew T. Walker

On IVF, we have a lot of ground to regain.

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WORLD Opinions / February 28, 2024

Progressivism on the big screen

Andrew T. Walker

Rob Reiner’s God & Country documentary is the hit piece you expected it to be.

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WORLD Opinions / February 22, 2024

“He Gets Us” almost, but not quite

Andrew T. Walker

Super Bowl ad frames evangelism leftward, leaving out low-status sinners on the right.

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WORLD Opinions / February 15, 2024

A Christian Guide to Political Engagement

Andrew T. Walker

During election season, there is a tendency to reduce complex issues to soundbites. As a consequence, voters are not required to think deeply about problems and solutions.

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Look out—they’re coming!

Andrew T. Walker

Or, how to pre-order my forthcoming book on the existential threat of dangerous, power-hungry, un-American, idolatrous progressive Christian and atheist nationalism

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WORLD Opinions / January 9, 2024

The mind virus is finally breaking

Andrew T. Walker

The reaction to Claudine Gay’s resignation shows a big shift in attitudes toward wokeism.

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WORLD Opinions / January 4, 2024