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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Ethics must adorn our doctrine

Andrew T. Walker

Christianity in the West is facing a theological crisis.

This crisis represents nothing less than the integrity of the gospel in western Christendom. The crisis is this—the severing of Christian doctrine from Christian ethics.

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WORLD Opinions / December 21, 2023

Calling a black conservative “uncle” is acceptable?

Andrew T. Walker

A political campaign turns ugly in Kentucky.

WORLD Opinions / November 1, 2023

Pull the fire alarm: The new House speaker dares to be a Christian

Andrew T. Walker

If Rep. Mike Johnson sparks outrage and sanctimony from the left, then so will all Bible-believing Christians.

WORLD Opinions / October 30, 2023

Unnatural behavior does not exist?

Andrew T. Walker

You are an image bearer, not an instinct factory.

WORLD Opinions / September 1, 2023

The GOP’s abortion evasion

Andrew T. Walker

In the defense of life, morality comes first, politics second.

WORLD Opinions / August 25, 2023

The social conservative moment?

Andrew T. Walker

Christianity has what our broken culture needs.

WORLD Opinions / August 21, 2023

True conservatism is not mere progressivism in slow motion

Andrew T. Walker

“Freedom Conservatism” misses a crucial ingredient from the Buckley-Reagan recipe

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WORLD Opinions / July 18, 2023

Were problems baked into the American cake?

Andrew T. Walker

BOOKS: SUMMER READING | Author Patrick Deneen makes interesting proposals but fails to make the post-liberal case

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WORLD Opinions / June 29, 2023

Fidelity to God: Our Highest Good

Andrew T. Walker

As we begin this inaugural Fidelity Month, we recommit and rededicate ourselves to God. You were made to know God. He is your ultimate happiness. Knowing God is not a rejection of creaturely good. It is vantage point that allows us to enjoy creaturely good as intended “from the beginning.”

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Public Discourse / June 4, 2023

The glory of weakness

Andrew T. Walker

A documentary on Michael J. Fox reminds Christians of something truly important

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WORLD Opinions / May 23, 2023

Reason and morality are prior to the law

Andrew T. Walker

Law can never evade the ultimate question: What is truth?

WORLD Opinions / May 2, 2023

What Is Natural Law and How Should It Be Used?

Andrew T. Walker

Natural law theory refers to the idea that there is an external moral order that God has brought into existence and is an extension of God’s reason and God’s will.

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Crossway / May 1, 2023