The Ventriloquist

An independent student newspaper at Cedarville University.

October 2012

Tuesday

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October 2012

On the Firing of Dr. Pahl

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Zach Schneider, October 2012, Joshua Steele, Purge

Few would deny that truth and discourse are both essential parts of any academic community in general and Cedarville in particular. Certainly, the purpose of an educational institution is to impart truth; that goal is noble and must not be forgotten. However, a healthy academic environment must also be faithful in promoting discourse and ideological diversity- our range of ideas is what makes us strong. Cedarville needs to keep both…

Tuesday

16

October 2012

An Abusive Atonement

by The Ventriloquist, on Theology, October 2012, Blake Hereth

What we think of the atonement reflects what we think of God. If we think the atonement is designed to heal our emotional wounds, for example, we probably think God is interested in our emotional healing. But how should we think of the atonement? If God has revealed to us the nature of the atonement, we should allow that revelation to shape our understanding of it. While some believe they…

Tuesday

16

October 2012

The Christian Party?

by The Ventriloquist, on October 2012, Politics, Jordan Ryner

Many college students, even here at Cedarville, have fallen into the trap of deifying politicians, bureaucrats, and party bosses based on what our parents, neighbors, or the media might have told us. Yet how any Christian could dub the GOP the "party of Christ" in light of character flaws including voter fraud and discrimination is beyond imagination. Christians love Republicans. Let's face it: our brothers and sisters are quick to…

Tuesday

16

October 2012

A CEO and a Priest Walk into a Bar

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Capitalism, October 2012, Josiah Sleppy

It is almost an axiom now that we will be met by advertising wherever we go. A trip to the mall, driving on the highway, watching television, and surfing the web all host their respective advertisements, ready to spin clever slogans and brand you a loyal customer of your favorite manufacturer. We adapt to this constant barrage of competing marketers. Some may balk at the consumeristic habits of our culture…

Tuesday

16

October 2012

Creation v. Evolution

by The Ventriloquist, on October 2012, Creationism, Tommy Graves

Answers in Genesis is coming to campus for a conference, and its goals are lofty: "Answers in Genesis and Cedarville University are partnering together to host a conference that points a generation to God, where Scripture is our truth, is our foundation, and is our alone authority." They hope that by defending 6-day creation, our generation can return to God. Is it possible, though, that taking a strict position on…