Christians in the 21st century face the unique challenge of defending a worldview constantly under attack from the media, academia, the entertainment industry, and the judiciary. But are there good reasons to believe that Christianity is true? Dr. Craig Hazen of Biola University joins Jonathon Van Maren to explain why there is.
By Jonathon Van Maren Has there ever been a Republican Convention like this in modern times? The 2016 barn-burner resembles a circus, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that the GOP has nominated a carnival barker. A few observations on the convention so far: As I said on Facebook, on one hand, it seems pretty…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The sexual revolutionaries work in very predictable patterns: First, they demand some new sexual “freedom” as a human right. Then, call everyone who points out what could result from accepting that new set of premises “fear-mongers” or “phobes” of some type. Finally, when the thing they said could never happen and…Details
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…Details
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…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren I suppose that those who follow professional sporting events will not find this nearly as hilarious as I do, but this story is truly rich. From the Daily Mail: Two British athletes born male are on the verge of making history by competing in women’s events at next month’s Olympic Games, The…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As most of you will already know from the photos of the entangled arms of Justin Trudeau, Enrique Pena Nieto, and Barack Obama, the US President is in Ottawa. And, as presidents sometimes do, he gave a little speech in Parliament. It must have been painful for the Tories listen to…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Along with many other Christians and conservatives, I am feeling quite celebratory after Great Britain voted to leave the European Union last night. As I said on Facebook, one of the loveliest things about the Brexit victory was the fact that all the right people were having a miserable night: The…Details
Dr. Daniel K. Williams is a history professor and the author of “Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade. He joins Jonathon to discuss the history of the pro-life movement in the United States.
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…Details