Mohler announces Walker’s new role at Southern Seminary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Southern Baptist ethicist Andrew Walker will be the Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

SBTS President Albert Mohler announced the new hire to trustees on Monday, Oct. 14. Walker will begin serving in the role on Nov. 1.

“Andrew Walker is one of the brightest, most faithful, and most gifted Christian scholars of this generation,” Mohler said.

Walker served with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for six years before joining Southern Seminary’s faculty in May. He plans to continue working with the ERLC as a part-time research fellow.

In his role with the ERLC, Walker researched and wrote about the intersection of Christian ethics, public theology, and the church’s social witness. The New York Times called him one of the most “undaunted” defenders of a biblical view of marriage, and he is the co-author of the 2015 book “Marriage Is: How Marriage Transforms Society” and “Cultivates Human Flourishing.”

His writing has been featured in publications like National Review, First Things, and Public Discourse. Along with Russell Moore, he is co-editor of the nine-volume “Gospel for Life” series. His recent book, “God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say about Gender Identity?” won The Gospel Coalition’s Public Theology award in 2017.

“To be on faculty at Southern is a privilege for which I am unspeakably grateful,” Walker said. “The faculty of Southern Seminary is legendary, and I’m honored to play a small role in helping lead within the School of Theology. As a younger Southern Baptist who had many of these professors as a student while at Southern, I know I have so much to learn from this faculty and look forward to serving them as my colleagues.”

Along with his role as associate professor, Walker will be associate dean of the School of Theology, and director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement.

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