The Ventriloquist

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

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Wednesday

24

July 2013

Jonathan Wood Named VP

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Purge, SWBTS

Cedarville has officially confirmed The Ventriloquist's report from July 23 that Jonathan Wood, formerly an administrator at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, has been selected as the new VP for Student Life and Christian Ministries. On July 24, the university released the following statement: Jonathan A. Wood Named VP at Cedarville University Wood oversees Student Life and Christian Ministries CEDARVILLE, OHIO – Jonathan A. Wood has been named Vice president for Student…

Friday

19

July 2013

Rohm Out

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Purge

Cedarville University has announced that Robert Rohm, campus pastor for over twenty years, will retire. Rohm's position is being eliminated as new president Thomas White has decided to combine the Student Life and Christian Ministries departments, citing a reduced workload due to the elimination of the China Educational Resource and Assistance (ERAP) program. On July 17, The Ventriloquist reported from an anonymous source that Dr. White requested Pastor Rohm's resignation…

Wednesday

24

April 2013

A Farewell to Cedarville

by Joshua Steele, on Cedarville, April 2013, Purge

As what was once a vision for the future has become an agenda for returning to the past, the list of people who no longer fit the Cedarville mold is growing. I contacted former vice president of Student Life, Dr. Carl Ruby; former professor Dr. Michael Pahl; current professors Dr. TC Ham, Dr. Shawn Graves, and Dr. David Mills; and former trustees Dr. William Rudd and Rev. Chris Williamson to…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

Removing Ruby

by Zach Schneider, on Cedarville, January 2013, Purge

Dr. Carl Ruby did not resign of his own accord. There is not a shadow of doubt in the mind of anyone close to the situation. The circumstantial evidence is damning in itself: Dr. Ruby allegedly resigned after twenty-five years of service, a few weeks into a semester, and left campus a week later. Sources closest to Ruby will all confirm that he has two children receiving tuition remission from…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

Is Philosophy Expendable?

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Tommy Graves, January 2013, Purge

On January 24-25, the board of trustees here at Cedarville will vote on a proposal to discontinue the philosophy major. How can a self-proclaimed liberal arts institution not offer a philosophy program? According to the school, the philosophy major is no longer financially viable. The number of students in the major has fallen from 19 in 2008 to 9 during the review. Since the program "is struggling to maintain a…