Jim Skillen


James W. Skillen received his B.A. at Wheaton College (1966), B.D. at Westminster Theological Seminary (1969), and Ph.D. at Duke University (1974). After teaching political science and philosophy at three Christian colleges, he became the director and then president of the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. from 1981 until his retirement in 2009. He continues to write, speak, and mentor young people. His latest book is The Good of Politics: A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Introduction (Baker Academic, 2014). He and his wife Doreen have two children and four grandchildren.