Why I write the way I write

By Jonathon Van Maren One of the questions I’m asked most often regarding my writing is whether or not I find certain polemics and rhetoric—which I employ not infrequently–to be “harsh” or “divisive.” I think this is a good question. After all, writing on social issues and the challenges facing Christian communities in the 21st…

The crisis in European masculinity: A Conversation with Danish journalist Iben Thranholm

Iben Thranholm examines political and social events with focus on their religious aspects, significance and moral implications. She is one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists on such matters. Thranholm is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), at which she created a religious news program that set a new…

Nietzsche’s Madman

By Jonathon Van Maren In my debates on a variety of social issues, there is one question that almost no secularist seems capable of answering with any degree of confidence: Where does our morality come from? One would think that this is an important question to have an answer to. I’ve watched university students struggle…

The Rainbow Wars hit Manitoba

By Jonathon Van Maren I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but two news stories yesterday have again brought evidence of precisely what I laid out in two earlier articles. For one, some questioned whether the title of my column on the Edmonton Catholic school teacher currently being investigated for “anti-gay” comments was…