J. Brent Walker

Walker is also a member of the Supreme Court Bar, an ordained minister and professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.

Archive: J. Brent Walker

Singling out one faith affects them all

To impugn the patriotism and good faith of this sizable community is not only a threat to their liberty and ours, but actually could be counter-productive in resisting terrorism.

By J. Brent Walker  | Mar 11, 2011 4:12 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Separate church, state and royal weddings

How did a country like England, with deep Christian roots, become so secular in the first place?

By J. Brent Walker  | Apr 26, 2011 10:24 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

God calls people of faith to politics

Although politics is not a religious occupation, it is a proper vocation for religious people.

By Brent Walker  | Jun 2, 2011 10:19 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Catholic Church on gay marriage: ‘from the Bible to the ballot box’?

To deny full communion to persons because of a disagreement on a public policy position — especially on some (e.g., gay rights and abortion) and not on others (e.g., war and peace, world hunger) — is arbitrary and unfair.

By J. Brent Walker  | Jun 30, 2011 7:11 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Politicians should not be judged by the religious company they keep

Out of respect for the state, we believe that it should represent all citizens equally and without preference for religious or philosophical tradition. Out of respect for religious communities, we believe that they should foster faithful ways of living without favoring one political party over another.

By Brent Walker  | Jul 14, 2011 12:09 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Lack of belief shouldn’t disqualify candidates

Americans, of all people, with our unflinching commitment to religious liberty, should refuse to disqualify candidates seeking political office who do not believe in God.

By Brent Walker  | Jul 21, 2011 5:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Government has no business erecting a cross, but it may display one

Here, in a September 11 museum, we are dealing with an artifact of history that looks like a religious symbol. That makes this case more difficult.

By J. Brent Walker  | Aug 5, 2011 6:22 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

A fine line between ‘secular’ and ‘sacred’

Government is wise to maintain a posture of religious neutrality in its observance.

By J. Brent Walker  | Sep 7, 2011 1:57 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Candidates’ talk about religion can be overdone and worn on their sleeves to curry favor with voters.

By Brent Walker  | Sep 23, 2011 7:34 AM  | COMMENTS (0)