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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Never surrender, never abandon the field of battle

Andrew T. Walker

The fight for marriage calls for endurance beyond politics.

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WORLD Opinions / November 22, 2022

Pastor, Don’t Underestimate Your Influence

Andrew T. Walker

It’s greater than you can see, and your role is vital.

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WORLD Opinions / November 17, 2022

Voting After Dobbs

Andrew T. Walker

Voting is a good thing to do as a citizen. But it’s good only insofar as the agency used in how one votes does not do any harm.

American Reformer / November 1, 2022

What does ‘Christian Nationalism’ Even Mean?

Andrew T. Walker

A challenge to all sides in the debate.

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WORLD Opinions / October 25, 2022

Institutional Temptation

Andrew T. Walker

Any Christian institution that seeks to influence the commanding heights of elite culture while at the same time maintaining fidelity to its confession must beware of this temptation.

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First Things / October 20, 2022

Honoring the Life of Eliza Fletcher

Andrew T. Walker

We shouldn’t “move on” from her murder even as news cycles do so.

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WORLD Opinions / September 12, 2022

Christians Volunteering Pronouns?

Andrew T. Walker

Capitulation to falsehood is not Christian kindness.

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American Reformer / August 19, 2022

Three Responses to “Hopeful Realism”

Brad Littlejohn

Christ’s own glory is the reason any logical law exists.

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The Public Discourse / July 25, 2022

The Transgender Fantasy

Andrew T. Walker

Central to our ethics as Christians is the command to love our neighbor. This means seeking their flourishing.

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Desiring God / July 23, 2022

The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ Deserves No Respect

Andrew T. Walker

The cravenness of Republicans who are looking to ‘move on’ from supposedly divisive ‘social issues’ will deserve their comeuppance should they vote for this bill.

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National Review / July 21, 2022

Heads I win, Tails You Lose

Andrew T. Walker

The rules of the progressive playbook.

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WORLD Opinions / July 19, 2022

The Moral Worldview of Dobbs

Andrew T. Walker

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Justice Alito argues that life is worth protecting for its own sake

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WORLD Opinions / June 28, 2022