I am pleased to announce a new partnership — built on an old foundation — in my personal mission to equip Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith.
It is a privilege to join the talented, compassionate, and intellectually gifted team of cultural leaders at the Center for Cultural Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming Christians to transform cultures. I join the team in the dual role of Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development.
The new partnership builds on an old relational foundation because it reunites me with the Founder and President of CCL, my former teacher, pastor, mentor, friend, and renowned Biblical and cultural scholar, P. Andrew Sandlin.
It was he who first exposed me to the value of deep-thinking, cogent writing, and the need to stretch our minds in order to grow. He challenged me with the works of Francis Schaeffer as young teen. I devoured them and subsequently spent a few of my Friday nights at his place talking about faith and culture and getting acquainted with the historical roots of Christianity. (Not exactly the normal teenage pastimes, I know.)
Perhaps more than any other, he cultivated my innate desire to question all of reality and connect it to the why at the core of everything — God.
One reason I chose to partner with the CCL team is that nothing worth doing in life can be done alone. Most readers already know I’m a big fan of thinking win-win and seeking synergy. I hope to do just that by creating a win for CCL by continuing to write, speak, and create resources to help Christians think, live, and lead with abundant faith. My existing partnership with Equip Leadership and my upcoming mission to Guam coincides neatly with this same vision.
As the new Director of Development, I’m also looking forward to expanding the platform from which we can together transform Christians to transform culture, one thought at a time, one person at a time, one family, one leader, one organization, and one culture at a time.
This expanded opportunity is an exciting one, but entirely support-driven. Your prayers are still vitally needed on this walk of faith as are financial resources to expand this Kingdom work. You can make a secure, fully tax-deductible donation to support my efforts. Just click here and then on the “Donate” button. Or send an e-mail (Bill@BillintheBlank.com) letting me know you’d like to hear more. Always happy to share and seek greater synergy for Christ.
You can read P. Andrew Sandlin’s blog on culture and theology here. Brian G. Mattson is CCL’s Senior Scholar of Public Theology. His blog is here. CCL’s Richard A. Sandlin, Junior Scholar of Philosophical Theology doesn’t have a blog yet, most likely because he’s been rather busy teaching summer school at Harvard and working on his doctorate. We’ll work on the blog thing. Talented and godly men all, I encourage you to follow their posts, as well, for Christian thought that will put some meat on your theological bones.
Let’s move forward together for the cause of Christ to transform culture one heart at a time.