Jonathon Van Maren

Welcome to The Bridgehead!

A bridgehead is defined as “a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.” In today’s culture wars, a bridgehead of truth and common sense is exactly what we need. As Ronald Reagan once said, “When you’re outnumbered and surrounded and someone yells ‘charge,’ any way you’re facing…

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With religious liberty increasingly under attack, how should Christians do politics?

By Jonathon Van Maren Recently, I finished a fascinating book by Edmonton scholar Dr. Michael Wagner, Standing on Guard For Thee: The Past, Present, and Future of Canada’s Christian Right. I hadn’t been aware that a comprehensive history covering Canada’s journey from a largely Christian nation to a secular country governed by the tenets of…

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Trudeau’s government will fund groups that spew anti-Semitic hate–but not churches that help the poor

By Jonathon Van Maren The Liberal decision to insert an ideological purity test into the Canada Summer Jobs Program continues to dog them, as this exchange in the House of Commons a week ago highlights beautifully: Hon. Candice Bergen (Portage—Lisgar, CPC):  Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, in downtown Toronto in what can only be described as…

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Jordan Peterson warns Christians that things are going to “get much worse before they get better”

By Jonathon Van Maren June 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the wake of last week Friday’s devastating Supreme Court ruling on Trinity Western University’s proposed law school, in which all seven judges ruling against TWU admitted that they were about to violate TWU’s religious freedom but that this violation was of “minor significance” in the eyes of…

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