The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

posts by The Ventriloquist



September 2015

Losing My Faith and Finding Myself

by The Ventriloquist, on faith, deconversion

I came into Cedarville University much the same as any wide-eyed freshman. I had just finished my classical Christian education, and after a life-long dedication to my church and my God it only made sense to attend a Christian university. Of course, the not-so-gentle prodding from my parents pushed me to make this decision, but I was convinced it was my decision. My freshman year was no different then any…



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…



April 2014

Apocalypse When?

by The Ventriloquist, on Theology, Sarah Jones, April 2014

Lately I’ve been thinking about the end of the world. I used to wait for it, in a confused anticipation born of a youthful interest in the utter chaos it promised and the fear that I would be subjected to it, as one of Christ’s more inferior subjects. Years later, I still can’t quite banish the idea. Certainly, this fascination about the end of all things isn’…



February 2014

White Announces Restructuring, Job Cuts

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Purge

In a faculty meeting on February 21, Dr. Thomas White, president of Cedarville University, announced the beginning stages of a planned university restructuring, along with several accompanying job losses. During the 15-minute meeting, White also informed faculty that additional changes to the organizational structure of the university will be revealed over the course of the semester. The first announced change involves the presidential cabinet. Dr. John Gredy now has the…



February 2014

Fear at Cedarville

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Medieval author Christine de Pizan had some choice words for the conspiracies of her time—after all, blaming women for corruption in society and oppressing them as a result of such blame did not line up with her own observations of the female “race.” In The Book of the City of Ladies, Pizan argues that “Even if some wicked women have done evil things, it still seems to me that…