The Ventriloquist

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




March 2011

The Politics of Chapel

by The Ventriloquist, on March 2011, Cedarville, Chapel

A hoary and paternal man gazes from the stage, waiting for those in his idly socializing audience to direct their attention to his dual twenty-foot visages. He begins to pray with twofold purpose: supplication before the Almighty, and tactical acoustic cover for the carefully selected team of ninja-minstrels who, like so many phantasmal Tomlins and Zschechs, stealthily move into position behind Korg, Zildjian, Martin & Co. Voices and arms rise…