The Ventriloquist

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

posts by The Ventriloquist

Monday

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January 2014

Dr. White Announces Planned Changes to Doctrinal Statement

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Doctrinal Statement

In a meeting held on January 27, Cedarville president Dr. Thomas White presented proposed new changes to the doctrinal statement. These changes are not yet official additions; per the university bylaws, they will most likely be presented to the trustees for a vote over the summer. It is unclear at this time how the proposed changes will affect faculty contracts for the 2014-2015 academic year, as faculty are typically required…

Thursday

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September 2013

Evangelicals and Immigration Reform

by The Ventriloquist, on Politics, September 2013, Immigration, Dr. Carl Ruby

Since the 2012 election, immigration reform has surfaced as a front-burner issue. Analysis of voting trends showed Republicans that their hopes of ever winning another major election might hinge on attracting larger numbers of Latino voters. If Romney had done half as well with Hispanic voters as George Bush did, he would have succeeded in his Presidential campaign. In 2012, Republicans started paying attention. But before the 2012 election, a…

Thursday

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September 2013

The Problem with Unity

by The Ventriloquist, on Race, September 2013

Fifty years. Half a decade since Martin Luther King Jr. made the historic march on Washington and declared in his speech that, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” I have firsthand accounts of the Cedarville experience for minorities. It has always been and will continue to be a very different experience from our brothers and sisters in the ethnic majority. Why? Well,…

Monday

09

September 2013

No Tuition Hike; R&B Up by $600

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville

On September 5, in a mandatory meeting with all faculty in the chapel, President White announced that tuition will remain the same in the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2014-2015 tuition breaks a steady increase, with costs growing by at least 5% in every academic year since 1990. 2013-2014 saw an increase of 2.6%, the smallest in over twenty years; but new student fees and hikes in the cost of…

Monday

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August 2013

Cedarville Adds Bible Faculty, New Assistant

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, SWBTS

On August 9, in annual Faculty and Staff Sessions, three new faces in the Bible department and a new Executive Assistant to the President were announced. Listed in the event program, the new Bible faculty are J.R. Gilhooly, Ched Spellman, and Billy Marsh. As of 2013, Gilhooly was a Ph.D. student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; it is unclear at this time whether he has earned his doctorate…