James W. Skillen

James Skillen is a co-founder and former director of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to policy research and civic education. He is the author of several books including Recharging the American Spirit (Baker, 1994) and The Good of Politics (BakerAcademic, 2014).


Volume 126

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Guests on Volume 126: James W. Skillen, on how all human cultural activity, including politics, should be understood in the context of God’s good purposes for Creation; Christian Smith, on how American sociology is not (as is claimed) a disinterested scientific endeavor but the pursuit of a sacred project driven by sacred commitments; B. W. Powe, on the unique “apocalyptic” insights of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye; David Downing, on C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress; Roger Scruton, on the inability for materialism to give a satisfactory account of our experience of the material world; and Jonathan Arnold, on the curious place of sacred music in a secular society.