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Every week, The Van Maren Show will try to get a handle on what is really going on in our culture today. It can be difficult to find news sources and storytellers that accurately reflect a Christian, socially conservative, pro-life, pro-family worldview. Join me on Wednesdays as we head to the front lines of the culture war.

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Before coronavirus closed churches, Christians in Europe suffered at the hands of their gov’ts ⋅ 04/01/2020

In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Ellen Fantini the Executive Director of the Observatory on the Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe speaks about the religious persecution Christians face in Europe.

Fantini and Van Maren discuss the complex negative attitude toward Christians, persecution of Christians in Europe that is largely ignored, and what that means for Christians moving forward.

Especially during these difficult times when churches are closed across the world, this is a great reminder of the hundreds of thousands of Christians that can't attend service regularly and/or risk their lives to worship God.

Socialist Canada is a warning sign for Americans ⋅ 03/25/2020

In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, author of The Trouble with Canada William Gairdner, a Canadian political philosopher, business man, and former Olympian, joins Jonathon to discuss how socialism has taken such a strong hold in Canada and the impacts it has had on the country. 

Gairdner and Jonathon discuss not only what Canadians can do, but they see Canada as a warning for the US and other countries that are glorifying socialism. 

A country completely shut down: behind the scenes of Italy’s lockdown ⋅ 03/18/2020

In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Alessandra Bocchi, who is currently in Rome, joins Van Maren to discuss what is actually happening on the ground in Rome and across Italy.

Bocchi is from Lombardy, the hardest hit region of Italy, but is ‘stuck’ in Rome due to the government’s requests that people not leave their current locations in order to stop the spread of the virus. The scene she shares is quite surreal.