The Ventriloquist

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

May 2011

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May 2011

Unworthy Powers to Reign

by Cammy Sray, on May 2011, Capitalism

English poet John Milton was renowned for his fierce rhetorical intervention in the midst of the political and religious upheaval throughout the 17th century that undermined individual liberties, identifying the selfish acts of sovereigns as tyranny. In his polemical tract The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, Milton argues that the people must depose of a sovereign when, out of pure self-interest, he transgresses the personal liberties he was supposed to…

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May 2011

Where Have All the Pregnant Women Gone?

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, May 2011, Relationships

When a Feminists for Life representative visits a college campus, the first question she asks students is if they know anyone on campus has gotten pregnant. Most students do. She then asks if the students ever see visibly pregnant women walking around campus. Very few, if any, have. Have you? When you think about your experiences on college campuses across the U.S. through visits, post-secondary classes, and sporting events,…

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May 2011

The Image Game

by Whitney Muhlenkamp Wood, on Cedarville, May 2011, Relationships

I had the opportunity to serve as a resident assistant my second year at Cedarville. I expected an awesome chance to get to know 14 freshmen girls and help them transition to college life. Overall, that’s what it was. It was also, however, a crash course in Cedarville rules. I never realized how ambiguous and arbitrary many of the rules were until I had to enforce them or had…

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May 2011

Single

by Kate Roberts, on May 2011, Relationships

The engagement stories are abounding, couples are pairing off, and you and I are single. Single, the six letter word that for many of us unearths fear, pain and longing that we have spent so long trying to temper. “Ring by spring” is more than a joke: to some it is a desperate goal, a goal I find even myself grasping unrighteously for, viewing singleness as a fallacious life-option – even…

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May 2011

The Pornography of Violence

by Stephanie Petersen, on May 2011, Violence

Since my freshperson year at Cedarville, I have been fascinated by the cultural limitations, stigma, and arbitration that seem to surround some of the university rules, regulations, and institutional preferences. I am so glad that I remained a student at Cedarville despite my personal conflicts with some of the codes of conduct; but as a graduating senior, I remain deeply disturbed by one aspect of Cedarville culture that defies my…