By Jonathon Van Maren These culture updates are often alarming and I’m told by some of my readers that they are more suited to a Monday than a Friday. Today, for a change, I’ve decided to do a shorter culture update, and include some of the genuinely good news we’ve seen over the last week…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren So it begins. A veteran teacher at an Edmonton Catholic school appears to be the victim of a vicious smear job. Albert Felicitas, who has been a teacher for 32 years and received what he called “glowing endorsements” from students in the past, has now been accused of making “anti-gay” comments…Details
James Herriot, or to use his real name, Alf Wight, is one of the best-loved British authors of all time. Writing autobiographical stories of his days as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales, Herriot captured the hearts of people everywhere. His son Jim Wight worked with him for years, and wrote a memoir of his…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As another grandiose celebration of her ninetieth birthday approaches, the serene face of Queen Elizabeth II is again clogging news sites and social media feeds. All these years after her 1953 coronation, she still seems to be somehow above the fray. Her perpetual unflappability is even more impressive if one considers…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren “Man has always lost his way,” G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “He has always lost his way, but now he has lost his address.” It was that wise analysis that popped into my head when I logged into Facebook yesterday and scrolled past dozens of stories from around the world, all announcing…Details
Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, a renowned pro-life philosopher, joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss good arguments and bad arguments for the pro-life worldview.
By Jonathon Van Maren Christianity across the West may be dwindling, but it seems to be growing stronger in the places one would least expect. From Christianity Today: Despite the daily news of the persecution of Christians around the world by Islamist groups, there is another, lesser-known story of growing numbers of Muslims around the…Details
Lord Conrad Black joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss tough-on-crime legislation, the American legal system, and mass incarceration.
By Jonathon Van Maren I was sitting in a sushi bar in Northampton, Massachusetts, scrolling through my Facebook feed when I stumbled across a headline from the scathing Christian satire news site, The Babylon Bee: “Mainline Protestantism Declared A Safe Space For Those Offended By The Gospel.” It included a painfully accurate, barely-hypothetical joint statement…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The words “re-education camp” should send a chill down your spine. Even more so, because it’s becoming a reality in our new moral regime. From The Resurgent: We have already seen how Jack Phillips Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado has been made to care by this wildfire burning through our culture. The details…Details