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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Playing Offense: How Christian Natural Law Arguments Work in Public Apologetics

Andrew T. Walker

Christians have satisfying answers to explain the confusion and conflict that plagues our contemporary culture, so we should speak up.

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Southern Seminary Magazine / April 26, 2022

Come, Let Us Reason Together

Andrew T. Walker

Despite a nationwide emphasis on restoring civility (assuming it was once even there), America seems more inclined than ever to tear apart at its seams.

Articles

What Went Wrong? / April 13, 2022

Who Is an Evangelical? A Plea for Clarity

Andrew T. Walker

Let the evangel define evangelicalism, not politics.

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WORLD Opinions / April 7, 2022

Expressive Individualism, Embodied Telos, and How to Be an Anti-Winfrey

Andrew T. Walker

The duty of pastors in an age of expressive individualism is to re-enchant the beauty and wonder of the human person within the drama of a created order.

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9Marks / March 21, 2022

A Tale of Two Masculinities

Andrew T. Walker

A healthy example of courage and resolve versus ruthless vainglory

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WORLD Opinions / March 3, 2022

Common-Good Communism?

Andrew T. Walker

Let’s have a common-good conservatism defined by the rich tapestries of religion, family, and civil society — not common-good collectivism or, worse, common-good communism.

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National Review Online / March 1, 2022

Religious Liberty Is Not ‘Christian Nationalism’

Andrew T. Walker

Obscuring important constitutional principles in service to lazy labeling does no service to the common good; all it does is undermine it.

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Baptist Press / February 22, 2022

A Conspiracy Against Truth

Andrew T. Walker

Christians should give no quarter to falsehoods.

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WORLD Opinions / January 13, 2022

The Light Has Dawned

Andrew T. Walker

What Christians celebrate at Christmas is that this Word, this grand-ordering Logos, became flesh—that the very organizing principle of the universe that Jordan Peterson is grasping for is not a mystery, but revealed.

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WORLD Opinions / December 23, 2021

The First Rule of Law: Protect the Innocent

Andrew T. Walker

The response to the obtuse, rogue constitutionalism set forth in Roe and cemented by its progeny in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, is not to jettison constitutionalism. It is, instead, to return to a just constitutionalism—one that interprets the Constitution according to text, structure, and original meaning.

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WORLD Opinions / December 9, 2021

Celebrate the Rule of Law

Andrew T. Walker

In the controversial cases involving Kyle Rittenhouse and the killers of Ahmaud Arbery, both juries succeeded. Both trials showed the wisdom of the jury system.

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WORLD Opinions / November 29, 2021

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