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 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…