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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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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.

    Dr. Charles Murray: The American experiment won't survive our children

    Dr. Charles Murray: The American experiment won't survive our children

    In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Dr. Charles Murray about why America has fallen apart and what we need to do about it. Dr. Murray first became well known in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground a piece which is credited with being the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act. Murray is a New York Times bestseller, political researcher and scholar, and the F.A. Hayek Emeritus Chair in Culture Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
    Murray joins Van Maren to discuss the conclusions of his new book about the state of America and what we as Americans can do to save our country. The outlook is quite bleak, but all hope isn’t lost just yet. Murray discusses the degradation of society, specifically the growing divide in what he calls the new upper and lower classes.
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    • 48 min
    The poison of porn must be stopped, here’s how

    The poison of porn must be stopped, here’s how

    Terry Schilling is the Executive Director of the American Principles Project, and organization dedicated to supporting family values and their expression in politics. They have been at the center of the debate on and important family issue: pornography. This debate has surprisingly divided even the conservative movement recently. Libertarians oppose government regulation and intervention and then you have other conservatives who advocate for age verification measures and some that want pornography banned all together.  
    In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren and Terry Schilling delve into the debate surrounding governmental regulations on pornography, the arguments from various sides, today’s laws, and what we can do to protect our children and save our culture.  

    • 35 min
    Sir Roger Scruton fought tirelessly for decades to save Western Civilization

    Sir Roger Scruton fought tirelessly for decades to save Western Civilization

    Today’s episode of The Van Maren Show is a special episode in honor of Sir Roger Scruton, a writer, philosopher, and staunch defender of Western Civilization and its values.  
    He passed away yesterday, January 12th at 75 years of age after a battle with cancer. Sir Roger leaves behind a legacy of fighting for beauty, art, culture, and truth. Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, has called him the “greatest modern conservative thinker.” 
    Sir Roger became an intellectual freedom fighter in 1979, smuggling banned books behind the Iron Curtain in Europe. Even after the wall fell, he continued to communism through his writing. Over his career, he wrote over 50 books, including, How To Be A Conservative; The Soul of the World; The Aesthetic Understanding; Beauty. 
    Jonathon Van Maren interviewed Sir Roger a few years ago and the two discussed the current state of culture, the need for true beauty in our art, and what we can do to revive our society. 

    • 24 min
    WATCH: How a literature professor is using books to end abortion

    WATCH: How a literature professor is using books to end abortion

    It may sound surprising, but literature professor and pro-life activist Karen Swallow Prior tells Jonathon Van Maren how literature is going to help end abortion.
    In today's episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with acclaimed author and professor Karen Swallow Prior. In addition to teaching, Swallow Prior is a well-known pro-life activist having been arrested, testifying before Congress and so much more.
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    • 48 min
    A miraculous story: how Gianna Jessen survived a saline abortion

    A miraculous story: how Gianna Jessen survived a saline abortion

    In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Gianna Jessen, a well known abortion survivor and pro-life advocate. Ms. Jessen has been mentioned in speeches by President George W Bush. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster have said that her story could impact the abortion debate. Jessen survived a saline abortion and now uses her story to show people what an abortion. “I am alive. Just by the miraculous power of Christ.”
    Jessen was born during a saline abortion in a Los Angeles abortion clinic at 29 weeks. Jessen was only 2.5 pounds when she was born, but she miraculously survived. She was born 18 hours into the saline abortion procedure, which burn, blind and suffocates babies who are born dead after 24 hours. Jessen allows people "to actually glimpse face to face the people that abortion has taken from us.”

    • 33 min
    Conservative author explains why we need nationalism to save the culture

    Conservative author explains why we need nationalism to save the culture

    In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with the editor of the National Review Rich Lowry about his latest book, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Lowry has authored other books, including New York Times bestseller, Lincoln Unbound and Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years.  
    Van Maren and Lowry speak about Lowry’s book, where America is headed, “the age of Trump”, the rise of division in our political climate, and the need for maintaining culture in order to maintain a democracy.

    • 45 min

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Phenomenal resource!

This podcast has introduced me to so many great voices in the Pro Life and family values movement! So much information and great connections!

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Truth

Anyone looking for answers about why our culture is in the mess it’s in instead of endless, ridiculous talking points needs to listen to this podcast. These are true stories and brilliant scholarship from people you will never hear interviewed on mainstream media. I will be telling everyone I know about this podcast!

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Van Maren asks great questions. He is well informed and is an excellent interviewer. His questions really get to the heart of the matter being discusse. His guests will provide you with information and facts helpful to the culture debate.

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