Meet

Meet

 Scholars

P. Andrew Sandlin 

CA_03281420270946-3148079302-OP. Andrew Sandlin, an ordained minister in and Executive Director of the Fellowship of Mere Christianity, Faculty of Blackstone Legal Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom, and De Jong Distinguished Visiting Professor of Culture and Theology, Edinburg Theological Seminary, is President of the Center for Cultural Leadership.  He founded CCL in 2001 with the conviction that only eminently equipped cultural leaders will actually create a new Christian culture — and that only transformed Christians can transform the present anti-Christian culture of the West.
Andrew was born into a devout Christian home.  He has been preaching and teaching and lecturing for 30 years.  A consummate eclectic, Andrew has been a pastor, assistant pastor, youth pastor, Sunday school superintendent, Christian day school administrator, home school father, foundation’s executive vice president, journal editor, scholar, author and itinerant speaker.

An interdisciplinary scholar, he holds a B. A. in English, history, and political science (University of the State of New York); he was awarded an M. A. in English literature (University of South Africa); he has taken doctoral work in English (Kent State University); and he holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology summa cum laude (Edinburg Theological Seminary).  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

He is married and has five adult children and three grandchildren.

 Brian Mattson

Brian mattsonBrian Mattson is a theologian, writer, speaker, singer/songwriter and independent recording artist, avid follower of current events, cultural and political, as well as the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club.

He has a B.A. from Montana State University-Billings, an M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).He currently serves as Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership. He blogs at his website (drbrianmattson.com) and hosts and directs a weekly web video series on Christianity and culture, DeadReckoning.TV. He is author of the popular-level book, Politics & Evangelical Theology, and a major academic monograph on 19th century theologian Herman Bavinck, Restored To Our Destiny.

He lives in Billings, Montana with his wife and daughters, where he goes fly-fishing at every opportunity.

 Richard Sandlin

photoRichard A. Sandlin, CCL’s Junior Scholar of Philosophical Theology, is a trained philosopher (B.A., University of California, M.A., Brandeis University) specializing in mind and perception.  He has taught summer school at Harvard University and is a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 Bill Blankschaen

Photographybybritton-91Bill Blankschaen helps Christians live an authentic life of abundant faith. CCL’s Director of Development and Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology holds degrees in English and History and an M.B.A from Case Western Reserve University. He helped grow and lead a successful K-12 Christian school for twelve years while developing teachers, students, and curriculum with a full-orbed, Biblical worldview.

Bill Blankschaen is a writer, speaker, and content strategist who helps Christians live an authentic life with abundant faith. He is the founder of FaithWalkers (FaithWalkers.com) and the author of A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life — new in 2015 from Abingdon Press.

Bill mixes two dozen years of business experience with rich theological understanding, a dozen years in education, and a pastoral heart to produce his passion — living out what we say we believe in the real world.

Claim some free faith-building resources from Bill at FaithWalkers.com.

He is also an experienced collaborative writer, partnering with others who have a vital message to share with the world. His next such book is a defense of our freedom to believe and is co-authored with Erick Erickson. His writing has been featured around the Internet with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, Skip Prichard, Jeff Goins, Blueprint for Life, Catalyst Leaders, and many others who shall remain nameless.

Bill is married, blessed with six children, and lives near Atlanta, Georgia when not visiting his second home — Walt Disney World.

Staff

P. James Knowles

P. James Knowles, CCL’s Executive Administrator, was homeschooled in a Christian home from a very young age. He holds a B.A. in Maritime Security from the California Maritime Academy where he sailed the South Pacific to complete his curriculum. James was also elected to service as the Executive President of the Maritime Academy and he interned with the United States Secret Service conducting Counterfeit Squad investigations, Electronic Crimes Task Force, Protection Unit details, and numerous intelligence operations. In addition, he was selected to attend the Leon Panetta Institute for Public Policy where he was awarded “Education for Leadership in Public Service.” Subsequently, he spent four years working as a Harbormaster in the San Francisco Bay Area and is now a Surveyor for the National Cargo Bureau where he conducts cargo inspections of hazardous materials and dangerous goods in the Port of Oakland.

James lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and son.

 Fellows

David L. Bahnsen
Senior Fellow of Economics and Finance
Dr. Jospeh Boot
Senior Fellow of Cultural Theology
Jerry Bower
Senior Fellow of Business Economics
Craig Dumont
Senior Fellow of Ministry and Business
John M. Frame
Distinguished Fellow of Theology and Philosophy
William D. Graves
Distinguished Fellow of the Judiciary
Brian Godawa
Senior Fellow of Cinematography
John Hamilton
Senior Fellow of Cinematography and Education
Ben House
Senior Fellow of Politics and History
Dustin Messer
Senior Fellow of Theology and Culture
James Nickel
Senior Fellow of Mathematics and Education
John Roberts
Senior Fellow of Theological Education
David Souther
Senior Fellow of Public Relations
Jeff Ventrella
Distinguished Fellow of Law and Culture

 Cooperating Board

Terry Applegate, Haslett, Michigan
Don and Linda Broesamle, Mount Hermon, California
Jack Carter, Corpus Christi, Texas
Rob Clayton, Front Royal, Virginia
Doug and Melinda Enick, Pratt, Kansas
Paul C. and Sheryl Ferroni, Windsor, Ohio
George Grant, Franklin, Tennessee
Greg and Kamala Kloster, Dallas, Texas
Bill and Jane Linn, Norman, Oklahoma
Matthew and Karie Mazerik, Monterey, California
Walter and Megan Lindsay, Phoenix, Arizona
Clint and Elizabeth Miller, Seattle, Washington
Joel Miller, Nashville, Tennessee
Norman Shepherd, Holland, Michigan
Ron Smith, McAllen, Texas
Steve and Wendy Watkins, Scotts Valley, California
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