Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?


Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back. I am really excited after finding an old copy of Tom Skinner’s book “If Christ is the Answer, What are the Questions?” on Amazon.  Skinner has always been a hero of mine, and was also a family friend. While he is no longer with us, the insight and truth he spoke when it was not popular still has relevance today. In fact as I looked over the table of contents of his book (which was written in 1974) I noticed how many topics are still not easily discussed even now in our time.  It is upon the shoulder’s of people like Tom Skinner that I stand. It is crazy to think that much of what I say now has been said before. It is important to take note of those who have come before us.

Are you familiar with Tom Skinner?


  1. blackwasp19 · November 17, 2009

    My mom had me read parts of Black and Free when I was in high school and I have heard recordings of his speak. He is someone I would like to read and understand more however. From what I have seen/read he has and still has important things to say to the Church and to the world.

  2. freestyle · November 18, 2009

    Yeah, I also had read Black and Free and listened to his speech at Urbana. I think his talk at Urbana and his thoughts in “If Christ is the Answer…” show a progression and development in his theology from Black and Free. He really gets into a lot of stuff that are still controversial subjects today. He is very holistic in his understanding of the gospel and critical of our subversion of the gospel in North America. I am not even done the book yet, but I really have enjoyed it so far.

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