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Aaron Renn's commentary and insights on our 21st century world, along with his conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers on the issues of today. Covering culture, media, economics, politics, Christianity and men's issues.

The Aaron Renn Show Aaron Renn

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 426 Ratings

Aaron Renn's commentary and insights on our 21st century world, along with his conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers on the issues of today. Covering culture, media, economics, politics, Christianity and men's issues.

    LUKE ROBSON: Revitalizing Hillsdale, Michigan

    LUKE ROBSON: Revitalizing Hillsdale, Michigan

    Luke Robson is on a mission to revitalize the downtown of Hillsdale, Michigan, the small town where Hillsdale College is located. He joins us to discuss his efforts and why he believes this is important.

    Subscribe to Luke's Hillsdale Renaissance Newsletter: https://hillsdalerenaissance.substack.com/

    Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.aaronrenn.com/

    • 41 min
    Identity Is the Foundation of Everything (Newsletter #87)

    Identity Is the Foundation of Everything (Newsletter #87)

    Your identity is the foundation and the heart of everything. Because if you don’t know who you are, you don’t know what to do. In this month's newsletter I discuss the importance of identity, and why many people in power in our society want to sever you from yours.

    Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.aaronrenn.com/

    • 10 min
    LEON PODLES: The Deep Roots of Men's Alienation from Church

    LEON PODLES: The Deep Roots of Men's Alienation from Church

    Leon Podles joins me today to discuss the deep roots of why men don't go to church, focusing on the male quest for honor. He is the author of The Church Impotent and Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated from Christianity.

    Read The Church Impotent for free: https://podles.org/church-impotent.htm
    Buy Losing the Good Portion: https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Good-Portion-Aliendated-Christianity/dp/158731505X/

    Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.aaronrenn.com/

    • 37 min
    PETER OSTAPKO: Curating Conversations on Faith, Fatherhood, and Work at Kinsmen Journal

    PETER OSTAPKO: Curating Conversations on Faith, Fatherhood, and Work at Kinsmen Journal

    Peter Ostapko joins us to discuss his project Kinsmen Journal, a high quality print magazine for Christian men and broader project to curate conversations around faith, fatherhood, and work. Kinsmen Journal featured original commissioned photography and writing, and the highest quality printing and packaging available.

    Buy Kinsmen Journal:  https://kinsmen.org/

    • 34 min
    DAVID MURROW: Why Men Hate Going to Church

    DAVID MURROW: Why Men Hate Going to Church

    This is my interview from two years ago with David Murrow, author of the influential book Why Men Hate Going to Church.  Why does the American church skew female? How did he get interested in this topic? How did people receive his book and what changed as a result of it? What is the story arc of the church's attempts to reach men in recent decades?

    Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078523215X/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theurban-20

    Subscribe to my newsletter:  https://www.aaronrenn.com/

    • 59 min
    Cultural Insurgency (Newsletter #86)

    Cultural Insurgency (Newsletter #86)

    Paleoconservative military writer William Lind developed a concept he calls "4th Generation War," which is an insurgency conflict similar to Afghanistan or Iraq. 4GW is rooted in a decline of the legitimacy of the state, a fundamentally asymmetric conflict, and the criticality of winning at "the moral level of war." There are interesting parallels to cultural conflict which I explore in this newsletter.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Brian of Alexandria ,

Clear insights for Christian men

I really like Renn. He’s attuned to the question of many Christian men:
- What attracts me to Jordan Peterson that I find lacking in Bible-first churches?
- What can we learn from General Revelation that we aren’t hearing during the Sunday morning exposition of Special Revelation?

Thankfully, there is a growing number of insightful godly voices, who are talking about challenges and solutions for modern Christian men. Renn’s analysis is as keen as any, and his urban, city-loving perspective a helpful balance for the 80% of us who aren’t able or ready to move to Moscow ID.

Thank you Aaron!!! The Lord bless and multiply your influence!

CrApple_sucks_bigly ,

Who is this guy?

I listened to about the first 6 months of his podcasts. At that point, I felt like I was wasting my time. I also wondered, why is this guy so guarded about telling us his opinions? I know many factual things about his life - from Indiana, moved to Chicago and NYC, went to Keller’s church, was a consultant, worked at think tanks MI and AEI, moved back to Indiana, etc. But I know very little about his opinions. He may think that it’s important so people don’t reject his ideas based on biases against his other positions , but I can’t trust a person who hides what they think. And I can’t invest a lot of time listening to a person whose judgment I don’t trust. I was on the fence about this podcast until I listened to the interview of his friend Alexandria on civility. That is not worth anyone’s time.

Macro and Credit Investor ,

Excellent

Insightful, though provoking commentary, highly recommend..

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