How choirs preserve Christian culture

By Jonathon Van Maren On Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending the Easter concert “He is Risen,” put on by the Mattaniah Men’s Choir and the Hosanna Choir (which my wife sings in), both of which are directed by Herman den Hollander. I’m very grateful for the enormous amount of work he and…

Condemnation of Trudeau’s “abortion attestation” for the Canada Summer Jobs program is nearly unanimous

By Jonathon Van Maren If someone had told me last year that Canadian editorial boards and media outlets right across the political spectrum and the country would be expressing nearly universal outrage at Justin Trudeau’s decision to insert an “abortion attestation” into the Canada Summer Jobs application, I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t think…

Why Trump drives the Left crazy

By Jonathon Van Maren In the wake of Trump’s excellent speech in Warsaw earlier this week, the Left promptly lost its mind. As I noted in my column on the speech, Trump eloquently outlined the threats posed to Western Civilization, explained the necessity of the Judeo-Christian values undergirding it, and held up the long struggle…

The Benedict Option I Grew Up In

By Jonathon Van Maren This is Part II of my review of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. Part I can be found here.  One of the reasons I found Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option so fascinating is that the more I read, the more his proposal sounded precisely…