The Ventriloquist

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

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Tuesday

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January 2013

An Open Letter

by Joshua Steele, on Cedarville, January 2013, Purge

To my sisters and brothers in Christ, entrusted with the arduous task of leading and directing Cedarville University: greetings, grace, and peace. Allow me to thank you all for your countless hours of service to this institution. I do not want to underestimate your care and concern for this place. In fact, I want to reassure you that I share your passion. Here at Cedarville I have been blessed with…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

When Ideologies Collide

by Rev. Adam Wirrig, on Cedarville, January 2013, Purge

I can't imagine it's an easy job to run an institution the size and scope of Cedarville University. I would imagine that to be a vice-president or a trustee, one has to rather constantly make difficult and often unpopular decisions. I also imagine that, due to human resource issues, one can't always be entirely be forthcoming with the reasons and rationals behind such decisions. Bearing these thoughts in mind, I,…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

Faith and Reason

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, January 2013, Sarah Jones, Purge

First, a caveat: I am not a Christian. Specifically, I am an agnostic who used to be a Christian. And I start with this personal revelation because I want you to understand why an agnostic, especially one who left the church after years of religious abuse, is writing here about the compatibility of faith and reason. Second: I recently finished a graduate degree in postcolonial theory and global policy. This…

Tuesday

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October 2012

On the Firing of Dr. Pahl

by Joshua Steele, on Cedarville, October 2012, 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…