The Ventriloquist

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

November 2012

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November 2012

Galileo Rises

by Noah Lantz, on Creationism, November 2012

Cedarville University's creationist approach to scientific study is unique, even among the 100+ Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to whom it belongs, an institution whose mission statement reads “To advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.” Advertisements for Cedarville University in magazines, such as the conservatively-oriented WORLD, flaunt the young-earth mindset embraced by…

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November 2012

What's Wrong with the White Papers?

by Rev. Adam Wirrig, on Cedarville, November 2012, Doctrinal Statement

Issue 8 November 2012 What's Wrong with the White Papers? Rev. Adam Wirrig, CU Alumnus Released in the fall of 2011 and allegedly written by current Academic Vice-President Tom Cornman, the Cedarville University “White Papers” have proven a source of significant discussion for both current and former students of the university. Provided as a supplement and refinement to Cedarville’s current doctrinal statement, these papers, intended to aid and reinforce…

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November 2012

Women as Leaders

by Zach Schneider, on Gender, November 2012

On October 29, 2012, Cedarville held their semi-monthly question-and-answer session in chapel, with Dr. Brown and Pastor Rohm answering a selection of student questions about the university, Christianity, and more. At the end of this particular chapel, Dr. Brown sent shock waves across Cedarville’s campus with a surprise announcement of his resignation as president, effective at the end of the year. This event was the only thing most students…

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November 2012

An Essential Atonement

by Daniel Grahn, on Theology, November 2012

In the October 2012 edition of Cedarville's independent journal, The Ventriloquist, Blake Hereth argues for a second look at the Christian doctrine of atonement through his article, “An Abusive Atonement”. While it is appropriate for any scholar to reexamine the tenets of his faith, this review must be undertaken with care. Mr. Hereth’s article, while thought provoking, does not adequately consider the scriptural support for a satisfaction model of…