Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Managing Editor of Canon & Culture
Director of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Research Institute
- Serves as the Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, researching, speaking and writing about human dignity, family stability, religious liberty, public theology, and the moral principles that support civil society
- Served as a policy analyst with The Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society
- Featured by theNew York Times as one of America’s “undaunted” young leaders in defense of marriage
- Managing Editor, Canon & Culture – a web journal dedicated to Christianity, the public square and the common good.
- Writes for multiple national publications
- BA, Religious Studies — Southwest Baptist University (2008); Masters of Divinity —The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2010, concentration in culture and worldview studies);
- Currently a doctoral candidate in Christian Ethics at Southern Seminary under the supervision of Dr. Russell Moore.
Andrew is managing editor of Canon & Culture. His writing and commentary have appeared in such outlets as National Review, Public Discourse, The Daily Caller, First Things, The Federalist, The Gospel Coalition, TIME, The Resurgent, and elsewhere. He also serves as the Director of the ERLC’s Research Institute, and also as an Associate Research Fellow. Prior to working for the ERLC, Andrew served as a policy analyst with The Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society. He was featured by the New York Times as one of America’s “undaunted” young leaders in defense of marriage. His first book with co-author Eric Teetsel is titled Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society and Cultivates Human Flourishing (Nashville: B&H) and was published in June 2015. He is the editor alongside Russell Moore of the Gospel for Life series (B&H 2016). His most recent book set to publish in August 2017 is God and the Transgender Debate: What the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?
He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Southwest Baptist University in 2008. He received his Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 where he concentrated in culture and worldview studies. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Christian Ethics at Southern Seminary under the supervision of Dr. Russell Moore. Andrew has academic interests in marriage and sexual ethics, anthropology, natural law, and religious liberty. He is planning to focus his dissertation on contemporary evangelical socio-political issues related to religious liberty and public theology. Married with two daughters, his interests include long-distance running, music, and movies.
- Religious liberty
- Christian anthropology
- Christian social ethics
- Christian sexual ethics
- Philosophical and theological defense of marriage
- Ethics and public policy
- Christian responses to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity conflict
Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission: “Born that Way” and Transgenderism: How Should Christians Respond?
The Gospel Coalition: How Your Church Can Love Transgender People
Clarus Conference 2016, panel discussion ‘Pilgrims in a Strange Land’
For an extensive collection of additional op-eds, essays: http://www.andrewtwalker.com/writings/
Andrew’s Latest Book
What is transgender and gender fluidity? What does the Bible actually say about these issues? How can Christianity possibly be right for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How should churches respond?
This pastoral yet faithful and substantive book helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity and seeks to help Christians engage lovingly, thoughtfully and truthfully with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day.
Includes a section looking at practical questions including:
– Can someone be transgender and Christian?
– Should I mind if people who are biologically the other sex are in my restroom?
– What should church leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as the opposite gender?
– Is it true that Christian teaching is harmful and can lead to depression and higher suicide rates?
– What about people who are born intersex?
Other Books by Andrew T. Walker
Gospel for Life (2016)