George Bailey

My column on CNN: “When Bedford Falls Becomes Pottersville”

Five years ago this Christmas I was looking for an opportunity to respond to critics of the Christian faith who, in Scrooge-like fashion, said that Christianity was a relic of the past and needed to be driven from public life. I wanted to write an article for a secular publication that made an opposite argument. … Read more

It's A Wonderful Life

My Favorite Christmas Movies

I love Christmas.  More specifically, I love the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  I love the traditions of Christmas: the parties with family and friends; the trees and lights; the carols; the cheery, excited children getting out of school for the holidays; Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin; and all of the … Read more

cross in a city

The Ultimate Claim

When speaking with skeptics about Christianity, one of the most commonly raised questions is, “How is Christianity different from all of the other religions of the world?” The question is entirely legitimate, and what better time to ponder the answers (for there are many unique hallmarks) than during the Easter weekend – the very center … Read more