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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VIDEO: Andrew Walker and Brad Littlejohn on a Protestant Political Theology

June 6, 2022 | The London Lyceum

On June 6th, EPPC Fellows Andrew Walker and Brad Littlejohn participated in a roundtable discussion along with Timon Cline and…

AUDIO: Andrew Walker on Modern Christian Life

June 3, 2022 | WORLD Radio

On June 3rd, 2022, EPPC Fellow Andrew Walker appeared on WORLD Radio’s The World and Everything in It podcast. He…

VIDEO: Andrew Walker on Evangelicalism

June 1, 2022 | The Gospel Coalition

On June 1, Fellow Andrew T. Walker appeared in a video in The Gospel Coalition’s Good Faith Debates series to…

VIDEO: Andrew T. Walker on Evangelical History

June 1, 2022 | The Gospel Coalition

On June 1, 2022, EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker appeared on The Gospel Coalition’s “Good Faith Debates” series to contend…

AUDIO: Andrew Walker on Why Christians Should Defend Religious Liberty

May 17, 2022 | Faith Seeking Understanding

On May 17, Fellow Andrew Walker appeared on Phoenix Seminary’s Faith Seeking Understanding podcast to discuss religious liberty’s meaning, its…

AUDIO: Andrew Walker on Natural Law and Natural Theology

February 9, 2022 | Life and Books and Everything podcast

On January 27, 2022, EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker appeared on the Life and Books and Everything podcast to talk…

AUDIO: Andrew T. Walker on Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age

February 1, 2022 | The Good Citizen Project podcast

On February 1, 2022, EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker appeared on the Good Citizen Project podcast to discuss the importance…

VIDEO: Andrew T. Walker on Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Age on Thinking in Public Podcast

September 8, 2021 | Thinking in Public podcast

On September 8, 2021, EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker joined the Thinking in Public podcast with Albert Mohler to discuss…

VIDEO: Andrew T. Walker Discusses Supreme Court, Religious Liberty on CBN News

June 2, 2021 | CBN News

EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker appeared on CBN News to discuss the religious-liberty implications of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, now pending at the Supreme Court.