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

Larry Taunton in Alby Cathedral

Finishing The Fixed Point Institute’s Second Year

*Sigh*  Summer is coming to an end and The Fixed Point Institute for Applied Apologetics (FPI) along with it.  In its second year, the FPI seeks to help students integrate their faith with other aspects of their lives.  To this end, students are trained to see the world through a Christian lens.  They are taught … Read more

Taylor Robinson

Truth and the Power of Storytelling with Taylor Robinson

Is storytelling a lost art? What makes a great story? Larry Taunton sits down with writer, filmmaker, and self-professed storytelling geek Taylor Robinson to discuss his fascination with the power of story. Taylor not only directed our 2011 Super Bowl commercial, but also heads up Six Foot Five Productions and Arc Stories, a live storytelling … Read more

Starship Enterprise

Authentic Sacrifice

My son, Christopher, is reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Ah, I do love Dostoevsky, especially this, his tour de force. In this book, he explores the concept of sacrificing oneself—or others—for what is deemed to be a higher cause. This notion intrigues me in ways that go well beyond the ideas expressed in the book. Sacrifice for … Read more