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 of religious freedom.

Click here to listen to this conversation.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Walker’s book Liberty for All.

Below are the episode notes from the Good Citizen Project:

Religious freedom is under deep scrutiny and even attack these days. So, why should Christians care about and promote religious freedom for all people in an increasingly plural society? In this interview, theologian and ethicist Andrew Walker discusses the Biblical roots of this “first freedom,” the current state of religious freedom in the United States and explains why Christians should defend and promote it in the coming years.

Andrew Walker holds the following positions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky: Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics; Associate Dean, School of Theology; Director, Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. His full bio is here, and (in his free time!) he also serves as the managing editor at World Opinions and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Key Takeaways:

Reflections on the fast-paced and fundamental changes happening in American society and politics.

The fact that Christians were the first to decouple political and divine authority and introduce religious freedom.

A working definition of religious freedom and a theological and practical framework for understanding it.

How our eschatology and ultimate view of authority should impact our public witness.

How our anthropology and understanding of the imago Dei should impact our public witness.

How our missiology and understanding of the gospel and the mission of the church should impact our public witness.

Why Christians should and must be confident that their faith is both true and good.

Follow Andrew on Twitter: @andrewtwalk

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