The Van Maren Show
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.
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.
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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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.”
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.
If you've taken the abortion pill, you can still save your baby. Here's how
In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Dr. Matthew Harrison, one of the doctors who pioneered the abortion pill reversal method. RU-486 kills the growing baby by starving him or her of progesterone; however, Dr. Harrison and his colleagues discovered that progesterone injections could help save the baby.
The secret to how 40 Days for Life saved 16000 babies: prayer and fasting
In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with David Bereit, the co-founder of 40 Days for Life. Bereit co-founded 40 Days for Life, an international campaign that aims to end abortion through local prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.
Van Maren speaks with Bereit about how he turned a protest outside of a single clinic into a worldwide movement and the role prayer played and plays in the movement.
EXCLUSIVE: NBA star Lamar Odom opens up about porn addiction: 'I'm not a liar any more'
In today’s special episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Covenant Eyes leader Dan Armstrong about Lamar Odom’s exclusive interview highlighting his pornography addiction. Odom spoke with Covenant Eyes about his severe addiction to pornography.
“I was definitely addicted to porn and drug,” Odom tells Covenant Eyes. Odom shares that he first saw porn when he was only 13 or 14 years old.
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G.K. Chesterton: The one author you need to understand the Culture of Death
On today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Dale Ahlquist, the President and co-founder of the American Chesterton Society. Ahlquist has written, edited, or contributed to an enormous number of books on the English author and philosopher G.K. Chesterton. He also runs a series of schools called Chesterton Academies that seeks to showcase Chesterton’s thinking.
Van Maren and Ahlquist delve into Chesterton’s life, writings, and philosophies. They discuss how we can apply Chesterton’s writings to our everyday lives, while encouraging everyone to study his writings.