The Ventriloquist

An independent student newspaper at Cedarville University.

Friday

17

October 2014

Rethinking Israel and Palestine

by Kelly Parliament, on Israel and Palestine, Kelly Parliament

The evangelical group, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), states on its website that “it is crucial to educate Christians on the biblical and moral imperatives to support Israel and to build Christian support for Israel throughout America.” CUFI’s president has been known to state that Christians are commanded by God to support the Jewish state of Israel at all costs. Many evangelical Christians agree with CUFI’s statements. I…

Friday

10

October 2014

A New Day

by Austin Becton, on The V, Austin Becton

After a brief silence, we are back. In case you were wondering, The Ventriloquist is still alive. I promised to manage The V this year because of the urgent and growing need for sources of critical thinking within the Cedarville community. Things are changing and we need this paper. However, my purpose is not to indict Cedarville or its Administration. In fact, I do not wish to harm or belittle…

Wednesday

23

April 2014

Ventriloquist Distribution Shut Down

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, The V

On April 23, distribution of the April issue of The Ventriloquist was forcefully shut down by Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White and VP of Student Life Jonathan Wood. As usual, distributors were set up outside the DMC to pass out copies to students leaving the university's mandatory chapel service. Before chapel was dismissed, White and Wood walked around the distribution stations confiscating papers. Wood forcefully removed papers from the…

Wednesday

23

April 2014

A Case for Egalitarian Christianity

by The Ventriloquist, on Theology, Gender Issues, Jordan Ryner, April 2014

“Feminism. We don’t like that team.” These are the immortalized words of Dr. Thomas White, uttered just before proclaiming that feminists oppose marriage and therefore are not on the team of the Bible. I remember sitting in my living room with a friend just after Dr. White said this. While his oversimplification of an ideology and damnation of anyone who disagrees with him was initially humorous, his juvenile approach…

Wednesday

23

April 2014

Farewell from the Editor

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, The V, Zach Schneider, April 2014

After four years at Cedarville, three years of involvement with The Ventriloquist, and two years serving as the editor of the paper, it’s finally time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life. I’ve lived through perhaps the most turbulent period in Cedarville’s history to date (although I suspect that the turbulence is not yet complete) and I’ve seen the university change…