The social conservative moment?


Published August 21, 2023

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Given the state of our culture, what I’m about to say may sound incredibly counterintuitive—maybe even bordering on the absurd.

Nonetheless, I am left with the conviction that at this present cultural moment, there has never been a better time to be a social conservative.

Given the advanced state of moral debauchery in mainstream American institutions, how could I possibly say something like that? I can say something like that because truth finds a way to reassert itself when we learn what is false.

And what is most patently false about the time we live is the belief that we can continue to sustain ourselves walking the same hollowed-out pathway that we’re currently continuing down. It’s impossible.

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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.

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