The Ventriloquist

An independent student newspaper at Cedarville University.

April 2013

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April 2013

A Farewell to Cedarville

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Joshua Steele, April 2013, Purge

As what was once a vision for the future has become an agenda for returning to the past, the list of people who no longer fit the Cedarville mold is growing. I contacted former vice president of Student Life, Dr. Carl Ruby; former professor Dr. Michael Pahl; current professors Dr. TC Ham, Dr. Shawn Graves, and Dr. David Mills; and former trustees Dr. William Rudd and Rev. Chris Williamson to…

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April 2013

My Struggle

by The Ventriloquist, on LGBT, April 2013

Guys. Imagine your daily morning routine, showering in your dorm bathroom. Except, instead of men, all the stalls around you are occupied with girls showering. Imagine the level of temptation you would face, the spiritual battle that would writhe inside of you. This is how I feel every morning. I tried my hardest to focus my mind on school, work, God--anything but the naked girls just inches away from me…

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April 2013

The Tyranny of Freedom

by The Ventriloquist, on Grant Miller, Politics, April 2013

In 1779, Thomas Jefferson penned the following words: [N]o man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion…

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April 2013

The Problem of the One (Within) and the Many

by The Ventriloquist, on Theology, April 2013, Matthew Nelson

Ever so vivid in my memory, I recall Dr. Mills’ theatrical antics in front of the classroom in the Dixon Ministry Center in Introduction to Philosophy. In one of the earlier lessons in the class, Mills effortlessly expounded on a perennial and foundational philosophical issue taken up in the Presocratic period: ‘The Problem of the One and the Many.” The ancients were plagued by the tension between unity and diversity…