The Ventriloquist

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

Wednesday

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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’…

Wednesday

23

April 2014

My Freshman Year at CU

by Iva Faber, on Mental Health, April 2014

Life as a freshman far from home, in a new environment, doing something I’ve never done before, is difficult and scary, but navigating that while in the middle of a full-blown relapse seemed impossible. This was my reality though: I’ve struggled with mental illness for at least 5 years. When I arrived on campus, I thought I was someplace where I could be real, where I could be…

Friday

21

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…

Thursday

13

February 2014

The Final Decision

by Avery Thomas Redic, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Throughout the fall semester, SGA was required to meet with Eric Garland, the new SGA advisor, for 30 minutes on a weekly basis. In doing so, Eric and I “hit it off.” He would often tell me, platonically of course, that he loved me, was excited that we were becoming close friends, and often missed me when we were apart. I thought it was important to tell him about my…

Thursday

13

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…