By Jonathon Van Maren The United Church of Canada is currently dealing with a rather amusing problem: One of the ministers, it seems, is an atheist. (Only one? many of us wondered aloud.) This is only slightly more predictable than the very straight-faced news coverage the “problem” received: An ordained minister of the United Church…Details
Jonathon talks to Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation about #BlackLivesMatter, racism, the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, and abortion.
By Jonathon Van Maren As the longest election period in decades heats up, I’ve been hoping to make it to a few campaign events. It is, as the commentators never tire of pointing out, a once in a lifetime, completely unprecedented, wildly unpredictable election, with the plausible chance that any of the three major party…Details
Jason Jones is a long-time pro-life activist, the executive producer of the film Bella, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, and the author of The Race to Save Our Century. He joins Jonathon to discuss the pro-life art of war–a strategy for winning the battle against abortion.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen it put better—The Onion has managed to corner the truth about rap music in a way that no one else has. I’ve never understood why rap music gets a pass while pushing misogynist language and celebrating violence against women, but for some reason, we’ve never gotten around to realizing…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Donald Trump is, for many political observers, the candidate who came out of nowhere. A bloviating fat cat tycoon with a string of expensive properties, bankruptcies, and a reality show, most were not even aware that he had any “Republican leanings” until he announced that he’d be running for president as…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The bare-knuckle brawling of public intellectuals has always been a common phenomenon. Usually, those intellectuals have had a healthy respect for one another, if not admiration. The playwright George Bernard Shaw was one of the first to write a letter of condolences and offer help to G.K. Chesterton’s widow. The left-wing…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren “The vast mass of humanity, with their vast mass of idle books and idle words,” GK Chesterton once wrote, “have never doubted and never will doubt that courage is splendid, that fidelity is noble, that distressed ladies should be rescued, and vanquished enemies spared. There are a large number of cultivated…Details
In the fifth installment of our series on Operation Rescue, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with two Rescue veterans, Jeff White and Cheryl Conrad.
By Jonathon Van Maren It’s been an interesting year in the world of Canadian journalism, from the ongoing saga of Q’s Jian Ghomeshi to the abrupt firing of Evan Solomon of Power and Politics. But no story has attracted more attention in so-con circles as the reinvention of Michael Coren from condescending conservative to bloviating…Details