We shouldn't need reminders that Ebenezer Scrooge was a bad guy in need of redemption -- but too often, it seems, we do. John Mark Reynolds, in a two-part column, does a fantastic job of providing just such a reminder. In the process, he also reminds us that high taxes and government programs are an inadequate substitute for true charity. By the time he gets to "Practical men think a party unnecessary, but God knows it is needed," he's risen to almost Chestertonian heights. Read the pieces and you'll see what I mean!