The Ventriloquist

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

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September 2013

Common Core

by Grant Miller, on Education, September 2013

Do you want to know why conservatives are so opposed to Common Core State Standards in education? It is because many conservatives oppose postmodernism. By definition, conservatives value what they see as unbending, immutable “truths” as underscored by the “self-evident truths” in the Constitution & the “inerrant, infallible” truths of the Christian scriptures. (It is not, mind you, that progressives discount the Constitution or that many progressives do not also…

Thursday

26

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,…

Thursday

26

September 2013

Galileo was Wrong

by Noah Lantz, on Satire, Creationism, September 2013

In the November 2012 issue of The Ventriloquist, I made the controversial statement that young earth creationism flew in the face of basic observations about the universe. I also, more or less, made the statement that teaching it at an academic institution was an insult to our intelligence and basic capacity to reason. To put it in my own words: "… vocal protests against the teaching of Evolution and basic science…

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…