P. Andrew Sandlin's Podcasts, Preaching, and Lectures

P. Andrew Sandlin's Podcasts, Preaching, and Lectures

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Full-orbed biblical Reformational truth by the founder and president of the Center for Cultural Leadership.


The Nature of Science and the Evolutionary Worldview
Aug 30 • 37 min
The words “science” and “religion” are often depicted as irreconcilable opposites. But what is the worldview behind that perspective? Is it a valid representation of reality? How do we respond to the claim that religion and science should stay i…
Critical Theory: The Worldview Behind the Disciplines
Aug 30 • 56 min
An introduction to the philosophy underlying Cultural Marxism, the dominant ethos on virtually every non-Christian (and many a Christian) campus in North America. It is contra-biblical and must be crushed at all costs.
The Christian Foundations of Science and the Impact of Darwin
Aug 21 • 36 min
Modern science was launched almost exclusively by Christians and on distinctly Christian premises. In fact, modern science would’ve been impossible apart from a Christian worldview. Darwinism, by contrast, is an atheist explanation of the physical w…
Critical Theory
Aug 20 • 22 min
Conventionally conservative groups like the Southern Baptist Convention have tried to champion Critical Theory, the analytical tool of Cultural Marxism devised by the Frankfurt School of the Weimar Republic and transplanted to the United States by m…
Observations on Cultural Marxism
Jul 24 • 40 min
The elite social vision of our time has infested nearly every aspect of our society — including the church. And it is utterly poisonous.
Jesus Christ Molded Western Civilization
Jul 23 • 45 min
Secularists and pagans say that Christianity is the blight of the Western world. All to the contrary: all of the great blessings they take for granted are bequeath by Jesus Christ, Christianity, and Christendom.
From Creation to Cross to Consummation
Jul 19 • 44 min
This is how history will unfold. Biblical Faith is optimism on steroids.
Cultural Theology
Jul 18 • 40 min
The Bible isn’t just a book for church and theology. It’s a book designed to orient all of our lives and culture. A narrow theology has led us to a narrow faith. And failure.
Daniel, Mighty Man of Prayer
Jul 18 • 34 min
Why are Christians so defeated in their individual lives, families, churches, and culture? Often because our prayers are paltry, anorexic, and unbelieving. When we get serious about prayer, God is serious about answering.
Why Christianity Is Perpetually Persecutable
Apr 25 • 7 min
Christians today are under increasing persecution internationally, including in the United States, but this is not an unprecedented development. What is it about Christianity that makes it such a frequent target of persecution?
From Moral Relativism to Immoral Dogmatism
Apr 16 • 6 min
Satan’s end game is not to make all moral choices equally acceptable but to make immorality alone acceptable.
Always Pray
Mar 10 • 49 min
Almost all great revival and reformation begins with a revival and reformation of prayer, great, persevering prayer, not prayer that mildly accepts the status quo as the will of God or hides behind the eternal decrees. If you want great Reform…
Myths About God’s Law
Mar 10 • 46 min
Our time suffers from an abysmal ignorance about God’s law. This talk summarizes what the Bible teaches.
Social Justice: A Sociotheological Taxonomy — The Pietists, the Leftists, and the Dominionists
Mar 9 • 6 min
Discussing three identifiable groups within the present evangelical controversy surrounding “social justice.”
Paul on Paul
Mar 5 • 45 min
The apostle Paul was the greatest Christian theologian in history. Here’s why.
Don’t Slander God’s Good Motive
Dec 16, 2018 • 5 min
If you’re enduring great trails and hardship just now, never assume that God is the author, and always assume that he delights to deliver his people who cry out to him in faith. Our God is a good God, and he wants only what’s best for us.
Lord of the Visible World
Dec 2, 2018 • 38 min
Jesus Christ is mediator of creation, not just redemption, and he is vitally interested in material creation: the visible church, clothing, architecture, and physical healing.
Deep Culture
Dec 2, 2018 • 48 min
The Christian goal must be to de-normalize the current godless plausibility structure and re-normalize the holy plausibility structure. Q & A about supporting Donald Trump, the genetic predisposition to homosexuality, secular presuppositions in …
Christians Must Be Conservative and Conservatives Must Be Christian
Nov 28, 2018 • 41 min
There can be no “Christian liberals,” and conservatives cannot long preserve their position if they abandon the Faith. Libertarianism, constitutionalism, and paleo-conservatism will not sustain conservatism. Christ alone sustains politics.
Modern Gnosticism Versus Creational Christianity
Oct 14, 2018 • 56 min
Gnosticism is the most dangerous and recurrent heresy in Christian history. It increasingly corrupts both modern church and culture. The cure is Creational Christianity, which has been tragically missing in the modern church.
Kavanaugh Hearing: God’s Law versus Cultural Marxism
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
Two mutually irreconcilable philosophies and and worldviews were on graphic and dramatic display last Thursday. One was godly. One was ungodly.
From Narrow Pietism to Full-Fledged Progressivism
Sep 15, 2018 • 5 min
Why are recently conservative evangelicals fallling for the “social justice” of Cultural Marxism? Because grace, like nature, abhors a vacuum.
Ideational Assaults on Marriage
Sep 6, 2018 • 57 min
Direct, unapologetic treatment of controversial topics: Radical sexual autonomy (springing from Enlightenement, Romanticism, and existentialism) versus biblical covenantalism. Homosexualization versus sexual fidelity. Egalitarianism versus Complementar…
The Gospel According to Psalm 1
Sep 2, 2018 • 36 min
The gospel is calculated to create an antithesis between good and evil and gradually purge evil by the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Soft-pedaling righteous living is an assault on the gospel.
The Philosophy of Science
Aug 24, 2018 • 41 min
Science is not only not in conflict with Christianity. Apart from Christianity, there can be no science.
Classical and Cultural Marxism
Aug 22, 2018 • 47 min
Classical Marxism (dialectical materialism and state socialism) and Cultural Marxism (human liberation and identity politics) are the greatest ideological threats to Christian culture.
Questions and Answers
Aug 20, 2018 • 38 min
P. Andrew Sandlin and Jeffery J. Ventrella on libertarianism, biblical and natural law, the LGBT agenda, marriage as a prepolitical and preecclesiastical institution, separation of church and state, and much else.
The Age of Religious Humanism
Aug 20, 2018 • 50 min
The worship of man in the culture and church is the new idolatry standing under God’s judgment.
The Cultural Mandate and the Kingdom of God
Aug 20, 2018 • 44 min
Man’s God-appointed work in the world is the Cultural Mandate. God’s self-appointed work in the world is his Kingdom. Understanding these foundational truths is fundamental to the Christian life.
Father Abraham
Jun 26, 2018 • 33 min
Abraham’s faith is a model for every other father,and the covenant promises of nearness to the Triune God, godly descendants, and dominion in the earth are our covenant promises, too, in Jesus Christ.
Who Are God’s Chosen People?
Jun 26, 2018 • 44 min
Are the Jews God’s chosen people? What about the nation of Israel? Who are God’s elect?
Father Abraham
Jun 17, 2018 • 29 min
Salvation is found in the true Seed of Abraham, whose faith we fathers should follow in leading our families.
Who Are God’s Chosen People?
Jun 17, 2018 • 44 min
Are the Jews God’s chosen? The state of Israel? What is choosing? Who are elect?
What in This World Is the Will of God?
May 23, 2018 • 26 min
Christians often so mystify God’s will that it becomes nearly unknowable. This message tells you how to ascertain God’s will for your life.
The Black Panther’s Epic Fail
Mar 1, 2018 • 5 min
An anti-globalist, non-racist African narrative with a classically pagan worldview.
The Christian Answer to the Parkkand School Massacre
Feb 17, 2018 • 6 min
The Bible alone will solve this problem: mental health therapy, gun control, and naive views of human nature will not.
Anti-Denominational Foxhole Ecumenism
Dec 20, 2017 • 5 min
The kind of Christian unity the Bible envisions — and that we need today.
Jesus and the Trinity
Dec 6, 2017 • 5 min
Where low-church evangelicals and high-church liturgists are both right.
Chesed: A Thanksgiving Meditation
Nov 21, 2017 • 5 min
One of the most important words in the Bible should shape our Thanksgiving this year.
Cultural Progressives Are Gnostic
Nov 13, 2017 • 5 min
At the root of modern Leftism is an ancient but perennial heresy at war with creation.
Gnosticism Goes to Church
Nov 11, 2017 • 5 min
A residue of the ancient evil heresy survives today in a church embarrassed by or opposed to God’s created order.
Globalism: Yes and No
Nov 4, 2017 • 6 min
If globalism means universal (revelatory) ethical standards and the universal scope of the gospel, its right. If it means refusing to make judgments about cultures, it’s wrong.
A Puritan Reformation Today
Oct 30, 2017 • 38 min
The glaring deficiencies of our wobbly church and apostate culture correspond strikingly to the distinctive contributions of Puritan Christianity. A new Puritan reformation would go along way toward remedying the deep deficiencies in church and culture.
“Sola Scriptura Living”
Oct 27, 2017 • 32 min
The great Reformation dictum is not merely a slogan or a proposition. It is a way of living. And without it we cannot be biblical Christians.
We Need Christian Crusaders
Oct 26, 2017 • 28 min
If we won’t crusade against Satan and sin in all areas of life, we will lose the Christian Faith.
Creational Normativity
Oct 22, 2017 • 40 min
Genesis 1 and 2 were written not simply to satisfy our curiosity about how the universe began, but also to lay out God’s “operating system” for his cosmos. Today, all seven of the creational norms revealed in Genesis are under severe attack. The callin…
Recovering Creational Christianity
Oct 20, 2017 • 39 min
Allowing the truths of creation revealed in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 to shape and reshape our thinking and living is an imperative in today’s contra-creational world. Here are ways to do that.
Gnosticism: The Primal and Perennial Heresy
Oct 12, 2017 • 43 min
The first and most rapacious Christian heresy survives in churches that preach theologies of escape and a culture that ravages God’s creational norms to fulfill its depraved dreams of utter autonomy.
Creation Lost and Regained
Oct 12, 2017 • 43 min
By stressing redemption to the relative neglect of creation, evangelicalism contributed to the present climate of sexual chaos. Only by a return to the sequence of the Bible’s story line can we begin properly to combat that modern autonomy.
Sphere Sovereignty: Family, State and Church
Jun 27, 2017 • 40 min
As God-ordained spheres, the family, state and church each has unique duties and unique limitations. Each must stay within its ordained role.
Crusading Christianity
Jun 4, 2017 • 41 min
Christianity is built on a crusade, and you can’t preserve a position without crusading for it.
Faith in the God Who Rewards
Jun 3, 2017 • 24 min
If we do not believe God rewards those who seek Him, we are faithless.
Christlike Love and Hatred
Apr 24, 2017 • 4 min
We can’t be Christlike if we don’t know what Christ was really like.
Rebuking Evil Isn’t Optional
Mar 14, 2017 • 5 min
It’s not enough to avoid the evil surrounding us. God calls us to expose and reprove it.
Rousseau and the Cult of Authenticity
Feb 24, 2017 • 5 min
Few appeals are more self-deceptive and dangerous than the call to be “authentic.”
Fake News in a Real World
Feb 8, 2017 • 6 min
Fake News is a natural and anticipated consequence of preferring to live in Satan’s alt-world intentionally severed from reality.
The Sick and Poor Heresy
Jan 20, 2017 • 5 min
The Health and Wealth Heresy is rivaled today by the Sick and Poor Heresy, the spuriously pious idea that robs God of his glory and tramples his promises by assuming that illness and poverty are the expected common lot of his faithful, world-conquering…
Beware of Upper Story Religion
Jan 18, 2017 • 6 min
Christianity was never intended to be limited to “quiet time” or the church or personal evangelism. The vastly successful manmade medieval and Enlightenment project of dividing life into what Francis A. Schaeffer termed the lower story of “the real wor…
A Christian Heritage Is Hard to Shake
Jan 11, 2017 • 6 min
Since the gifts and calling of the sovereign God are irrevocable, those who have been devoted to God as children or youths cannot easily escape his loving clutches. This is a warning to rebellious children, and a comfort to godly parents.
Intellectual Snobs
Jan 5, 2017 • 6 min
Christian intellectuals are a great gift to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, but intellectual snobs are a blight on the Lord’s name.
“I Have Prayed for You”
Jan 1, 2017 • 16 min
The greatest confidence we can have in prayer is not that we are praying successfully but that our Lord is praying successfully for us.
Politics 2016
Dec 22, 2016 • 7 min
P. Andrew Sandlin discusses with his sons Richard (academic) and Ben (GIS specialist) the current political climate. Lighter and more humorous episode.
Where Was Satan In All This?
Dec 16, 2016 • 4 min
In times of great trial and vexation and pain and death, do not ask only, “Where was God in all this?” Ask also, “Where was Satan in all this?” God has chosen not to eliminate evil within history, but to defeat it by his Son.
Is Unrighteousness Virtue?
Dec 8, 2016 • 4 min
God hates self-righteousness, but he loves righteousness. In an age that excuses unrighteousness by appeal to grace, never apologize for being righteous.
The Progressivist Myth
Dec 1, 2016 • 3 min
A 4-minute exposé of the leading socio-political myth of our times.
No New Without Old
Nov 13, 2016 • 44 min
There can be no Christian Faith without the so-called Old Testament. The Hebrew Scriptures are the foundation of the so-called New Testament church.
Two Political Parties, Three Political Philosophies
Nov 13, 2016 • 25 min
Classical liberalism, libertarian Marxism, and nativist populism are vying for the Democrat and Republican parties. One of the three philosophies will be left out in partisan the cold.
A Godly Political Dream
Nov 8, 2016 • 41 min
We won’t make America great again until we know what made America great in the first place.
The Warfare Worldview
Nov 5, 2016 • 45 min
We live in a cosmic war zone. If we do not allow this fact a prominent place in our spiritual calculation, we will play right into Satan’s hands.
Dare to Be a Daniel in Prayer
Sep 26, 2016 • 29 min
If you want to change your life, family, church, and nation, eliciting God’s approval and reformation and revival, pray like Daniel.
Libertarian Marxism
Sep 26, 2016 • 53 min
The overarching social vision of the West, embraced by nearly all of its elites, springs from the revisionist Marxism of Antonio Gramsci and Herbert Marcuse. It explicitly advocates the destruction of Christian culture and its replacement with egalitar…
Christian Culture: What, Why, How?
Sep 26, 2016 • 57 min
If you what to know what Christian culture is, why we need it, and how to create it, listen to this.
The War of Sexual Worldviews
Sep 22, 2016 • 57 min
The life-giving sexual worldview of the Bible versus the death-dealing sexual worldview of modernity. They are antithetical.
Noah, God’s Favorite
Sep 18, 2016 • 40 min
Noah was favored by God because he walked with God, he trusted God, and he obeyed God. God did not favor Noah because he was like the ungodly world, but precisely because he was different. Sons and daughters of the Reformation must learn: God blesses o…
The Legacy of Christendom
Sep 12, 2016 • 57 min
Christianity shaped Western society to such a degree that it’s impossible to understand it without the Faith, which imparted our greatest cultural blessings. Ours is not a post-Christian world. It is a post-Christendom world. That’s what we must revive.
The Simplicity of Biblical Obedience
Aug 17, 2016 • 26 min
Beware of complicating the biblical picture of obedience. Obedience isn’t always easy, but it’s never hard to understand.
Optimism, Realism, Pessimism
Aug 17, 2016 • 18 min
While there are reasons for pessimism in our present cultural climate, realism demands optimism.
God Decides What Is Normal
Jun 12, 2016 • 47 min
The Christian’s goal, by the power of the Spirit, is to destabilize, de-legitimize, and deconstruct the abnormal world and reassert the normal world.
Prayer Refuses to Accept the Status Quo
Jun 11, 2016 • 63 min
As long as you accept the world as it is, you’ll never be a mighty man or woman of prayer. Godly prayer warriors never assume that the status quo in a sinful world is the will of God. They pray to change it.
Gospel as Public Christianity
May 31, 2016 • 44 min
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s good news calculated to overwhelm the world in very public ways. It is not simply a plan to “go to heaven” but to redeem the earth. A lecture delivered to Christian Concern in London, England.
God’s Ways Are the Normal Ways
Jan 3, 2016 • 13 min
Two objectives of consistently reasoning rebels are to (a) create an entire conceptual world in competition with the real (God’s) world and (2) intimidate Christians into thinking that the sinners’ fake world is the real world.
01 God Abides No Competitors
Nov 9, 2015 • 36 min
God is jealous, and he won’t allow humans to share their submission to his authority, their affection to him, and the world’s allegiance to him.
The Prerequisite of Common Grace
Nov 1, 2015 • 28 min
Crucial to the Christian worldview is common grace, God’s kindness toward and gifts to unbelievers, and a critical means of preserving continuity in history to expand his Kingdom.
Christian Redemption — Individual or Cosmic?
Nov 1, 2015 • 27 min
Two mostly competing views of redemption have emerged among conservatives. The one we embrace shapes our entire outlook on life and eternity.
Volcanic Reformation
Nov 1, 2015 • 44 min
Christians must abandon their spiritual somnolence and dead orthodoxy and rouse themselves to hold onto God if they are to expect any church or cultural reformation.
Family Is Gospel
Oct 30, 2015 • 31 min
You can’t get the Gospel right if you get the family wrong.
Bad Church Ideas that Produce Bad Political Consequences
Oct 28, 2015 • 31 min
Pietism, Apocalypticism, and Retreatism — these are bad church ideas that are responsible for much of the political apostasy baptizing our present society.
Being Distinctively Christian in a Destructively Anti-Christian Time
Oct 16, 2015 • 43 min
A wide-ranging interview by Allison Burr from “Cultivating the Kingdom” on the meaning of the Gospel, the role of Christian education, the Christianity of the American Founders, the philosophical “inward turn” of existentialism, expectation in prayer, …
The Gospel That Redeems Culture
Jul 27, 2015 • 36 min
Conservative Christianity is now paying a heavy price for the underdeveloped gospel it has preached for the last few generations. The cosmological gospel of Jesus Christ designed to reorient an entire sinful cosmos is the robust gospel that can — and w…
Cultural Redemption Is Gospel Ministry
Jul 27, 2015 • 36 min
Gospel ministry is not chiefly about redeeming sinners for heaven but redeeming a sinful world in all of its dimensions. The best gospel ministers (in pulpit, classroom, auto repair shop, software lab, art house, state house, investment house) are thos…
Cease To Do Evil, Learn to Do Well
Jun 5, 2015 • 35 min
We often hear today that the exhortation “Quit sinning” is a Pharisaic, grace-less moralism. It is nothing of the kind. The critics are often simply influenced by the antinomian temper of our times.
What the Gospel Is and Isn’t
Jun 5, 2015 • 24 min
The Gospel isn’t a self-help plan or a ticket to ride to heaven.
God’s Truth for Single Young Adults
Jun 5, 2015 • 36 min
Our apostate times are hazardous for single young adults. God’s Word shows them how to avoid the hazards.
God’s Stunning Providence
Jun 5, 2015 • 24 min
If you understand God’s providence, you will be filled with comfort even in the most dire circumstances — God is not far off. He’s constantly “meddling” in His world.
The Munus Triplex: The Three-Fold Cure
Jun 5, 2015 • 28 min
Only Jesus Christ is the cure for human confusion, human autonomy, and human guilt.
The Gospel Worldview I
Feb 21, 2015 • 26 min
What it means to see and live in the world in terms of the Gospel, part I.
The Gospel Worldview II
Feb 21, 2015 • 33 min
What it means to see and live in the world in terms of the Gospel, part 2.
What In This World Is the Will of God
Feb 21, 2015 • 26 min
Explodes false, mystical evangelical theories about God’s will.
Bodily Sacrifice
Feb 21, 2015 • 30 min
Jesus Christ’s holistic claims on us
Why Christian Culture
Nov 18, 2014 • 30 min
The secular plausibility structure and its implementation as both the sexual revolution and economic rigging have created a sin-sick culture in the West that only a new Christian culture can heal. Christian culture reflects confident truth in an age of…
Christian Culture: Roots and Reign
Nov 15, 2014 • 45 min
Christian Culture is rooted in the creation order and in ancient Israel. It sprouted in the Constantinian Edict of Milan and flowered in Byzantium and in medieval Europe. It blossomed in the Protestant Reformation. Not to know THIS culture is to be ign…
Christian Culture: Ruin and Restoration
Nov 15, 2014 • 36 min
Christian culture in Europe, Russia and North America was ruined by many factors, but one of the most destructive was the Kantian “flight to the interior,” which abandoned vast stretches of “public” life to anti-Christian forces. A paradigm for the rev…
Culture and Politics: Pessimism, Realism, and Optimism
Nov 8, 2014 • 18 min
We have every reason to be pessimistic about Western man’s capacity to employ technology to dehumanize culture, realistic about the historical evidence that cultural evil is routinely overturned, and optimistic about God’s promises that Jesus Christ wi…
Prayer Changes Things
Aug 27, 2014 • 38 min
Prayer changes circumstances. Prayer changes people. Prayer changes God.
Our Prayers Rescue People from Judgment
Aug 27, 2014 • 20 min
The role of shame in fostering obedience and how God prefers a heart for hi to flawless procedural obedience.
The Cure
Aug 27, 2014 • 28 min
Jesus as Prophet, Priest and King is the cure to personal and cultural pollution.
Providence: God Is in Control
Jun 22, 2014 • 24 min
God is more active in his universe than we can possibly imagine.
The Good Old Way
Jun 15, 2014 • 28 min
God’s old ways are far superior to man’s new ways.
God Is Not an Absentee Father
Jun 8, 2014 • 29 min
Like all fathers (but much better), God delights to please his children.
God’s Wisdom for Contemporary Youth
May 25, 2014 • 27 min
We live amid a youthful generation marked by folly, but God has the solution to that problem.
God Chooses to Forget
May 18, 2014 • 27 min
God both remembers — and forgets — better than we do.
Jesus Christ Is Our Eschatology
May 5, 2014 • 46 min
We simply cannot understand eschatology apart from Jesus’ interpretation of prophecy.
A Theology of Household Salvation
Apr 27, 2014 • 31 min
Jesus’ substitutionary atonement is designed first to save households
Easter Inside Us
Apr 20, 2014 • 25 min
The resurrected Lord transformed us from the inside out.
The Joy of Justification
Apr 6, 2014 • 28 min
For believers, the chief verdict of the Final Judgment is already past.
Daring Prayer
Mar 2, 2014 • 24 min
Nothing is impossible for prayer because nothing is responsible for God.
Common Grace
Feb 9, 2014 • 20 min
God’s program is bigger than saving sinners.
Baptism = Judgment to Salvation
Feb 2, 2014 • 29 min
The same waters that bring judgment to the wicked bring salvation to the saints.
God’s Way of Greatness
Jan 19, 2014 • 25 min
Man’s way of greatness is ruling. God’s way is serving.
The One People of God
Jan 5, 2014 • 23 min
The church hasn’t “replaced” Israel, but neither is God operating two plans. God has one plan, and one people.
God’s Faithfulness — and Ours
Dec 29, 2013 • 25 min
Our faithfulness is a response to God’s — but both his and ours are necessary.
The Logos is the Meaning
Dec 22, 2013 • 20 min
Jesus is the meaning of human life — and there is no other meaning.
Righteousness — Imputed and Imparted
Dec 15, 2013 • 21 min
Christians are righteous judicially and experientially — and we need both kinds of righteousness.
Born of Woman
Dec 8, 2013 • 15 min
You won’t understand salvation until you understand that Jesus was fully human.