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Sermon Soup, Abigail C. Wisser Apr 2019

Sermon Soup, Abigail C. Wisser

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Second Birth Into Paradox, Abigail C. Wisser Apr 2019

Second Birth Into Paradox, Abigail C. Wisser

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Patience, Emma M. Foster Apr 2019

Patience, Emma M. Foster

Cedarville Review

A short piece of creative nonfiction about my grandma teaching me how to play solitaire in the wake of Hurricane Irma.


Empty Manicotti Shells, Julia N. Schultz Apr 2019

Empty Manicotti Shells, Julia N. Schultz

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Grounded, Abigail Shaffer Apr 2019

Grounded, Abigail Shaffer

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 5: Two-Tongued, Bach’S Flute, And Homeschool, Tamara D. Marques, Anna Lyons, Sharri K. Hall, Johnna Willis, Isabelle C. Bendorf, Colin Dellaperute, Tristan Galyon, Connor Tomlin, Josiah R. Lansford, Daniel Parschauer, Aubrey B. Podnar, Kimberly Powell, Presley P. Shemelia, Andrew J. Bidlen, Abigail Brighton, Connor Haynes, Lila Pattison, Kelsey Howell, Brandon Ryan Sep 2018

The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 5: Two-Tongued, Bach’S Flute, And Homeschool, Tamara D. Marques, Anna Lyons, Sharri K. Hall, Johnna Willis, Isabelle C. Bendorf, Colin Dellaperute, Tristan Galyon, Connor Tomlin, Josiah R. Lansford, Daniel Parschauer, Aubrey B. Podnar, Kimberly Powell, Presley P. Shemelia, Andrew J. Bidlen, Abigail Brighton, Connor Haynes, Lila Pattison, Kelsey Howell, Brandon Ryan

The Idea of an Essay

No abstract provided.


A Mother's Countenance, Adrienne M. Krater Apr 2018

A Mother's Countenance, Adrienne M. Krater

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


What Is Lost, Brianna Martinez Apr 2018

What Is Lost, Brianna Martinez

Cedarville Review

My thoughts on being lost and losing.


Love And Adventure: A Calvin And Hobbes Story, Nathan Robertson Apr 2018

Love And Adventure: A Calvin And Hobbes Story, Nathan Robertson

Cedarville Review

When your brother is mentally and physically disabled, it's sometimes hard to know how to love him well. When it's your twin brother you don't really have much time to adjust, you just have to learn as you go. This essay tells the story of one of my greatest lessons in being a better brother, and surprising enough, the answer was found in perhaps the greatest gift I've ever received: my first copy of Calvin and Hobbes.


Hope Is The Color Orange, Angel S. Grubbs Apr 2018

Hope Is The Color Orange, Angel S. Grubbs

Cedarville Review

This is a nonfiction short I wrote as part of a collection of shorts concerning my home. This piece specifically addresses how to fix something that doesn't seem blatantly broken, but something is definitely wrong. I play with concepts of a the color orange as hope but come to realize orange can mean more than just hope, and life can be as complex as colors.


A Christian Response To Art And Literature: A Very Short Guide To Images And Texts, Andrew Graff Apr 2018

A Christian Response To Art And Literature: A Very Short Guide To Images And Texts, Andrew Graff

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble Nov 2017

A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble

Faculty Books

Jonathan Edwards—widely considered one the most important theologians in American history—has influenced generation after generation with his transcendent vision of our great and glorious God. But reading his writings for the first time can be a daunting task.

Here to be your trustworthy guides are some of the very best interpreters of Edwards, who walk you through his most important works with historical context, strategies for reading, and contemporary application—launching you into a lifetime of discovering Edwards’s God-centered vision of the Christian life for yourself.


The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 4: Sprouts, Shades, And Sunshine, Joohee Jung, Jean-Luc Schieferstein, Allison E. White, Adam Paul Rinehart, Michael S. Nuzzo, Nathan Shinabarger, Cat Clemons, Peter Kennell, Timothy Cannata, Miranda L. Dyson, Katelyn Whalen, Gregg W. Mendel, Kyle Spencer, Matthew Beal, William Tomlinson, Kristen Cochran, J. D. Lewis, Sara Passamonte, Aogu Suzuki, Joshua W. Perez, Kaitlyn Ring Sep 2017

The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 4: Sprouts, Shades, And Sunshine, Joohee Jung, Jean-Luc Schieferstein, Allison E. White, Adam Paul Rinehart, Michael S. Nuzzo, Nathan Shinabarger, Cat Clemons, Peter Kennell, Timothy Cannata, Miranda L. Dyson, Katelyn Whalen, Gregg W. Mendel, Kyle Spencer, Matthew Beal, William Tomlinson, Kristen Cochran, J. D. Lewis, Sara Passamonte, Aogu Suzuki, Joshua W. Perez, Kaitlyn Ring

The Idea of an Essay

No abstract provided.


When I Try, It Takes Me Several Times Before My Hands Are Tight Enough, Sharon R. Tapia Apr 2017

When I Try, It Takes Me Several Times Before My Hands Are Tight Enough, Sharon R. Tapia

Cedarville Review

In this piece of creative nonfiction I describe a piece of my family. "When I Try, It Takes Me Several Times Before My Hands Are Tight Enough" is about my dad teaching me to whistle through my hands.


Editors' Foreword - A Christian Response To Art And Literature: A Very Short Guide To Images And Texts Apr 2017

Editors' Foreword - A Christian Response To Art And Literature: A Very Short Guide To Images And Texts

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


On My Acquisition Of Jade Elephants, Adrienne M. Krater Apr 2017

On My Acquisition Of Jade Elephants, Adrienne M. Krater

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Phone Home, Alyssa A. Cody Apr 2017

Phone Home, Alyssa A. Cody

Cedarville Review

This picture brings it back to a simpler time where around the corner there would be a phone booth.


Sloppy Joes And Carebears, Nathan Elliot Harris Apr 2017

Sloppy Joes And Carebears, Nathan Elliot Harris

Cedarville Review

A comedic recounting of a memory emblazoning the idea of shame into a young boy's mind.


Casual Myths, David Grandouiller Apr 2017

Casual Myths, David Grandouiller

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a multi-genre collection of the best or most representative writing during my three years in the Creative Writing minor at Cedarville University. It includes seven pieces of nonfiction, one short story, and five poems. The most consistent link between these pieces across the genres is an imagist aesthetic, an attempt to live up to W. C. Williams’ adage, “No ideas but in things.” Primary themes the collection explores are my relationship with family, with place, and with God.


Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett Jan 2017

Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

These pages tour the wanderings of a storyteller's mind and snippets of life in the forms of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, though not always in that particular order. The topically arranged pieces first delve into the meaning of being a storyteller. This involves having half of one's mind in another place and putting on the mantles of different characters. After finishing with the theme, the collection turns to fiction with a selection of stories and poems. Turning from fiction, the collection touches upon real life pain, struggles, grief, and growing. Each provides snippets of life adding a backdrop ...


The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 3: Talking Back, Reading Letters, And Examining Logic, Mojadesinuola Adejokun, Brandon Best, Sophia Zervas, Timothy Vanwingerden, Whitney Herbert, Cody Rodriguez, Hannah David, Susanna Edwards, Lynnaea Myers, Meredith Conn, Deborah Longenecker, Celeste Ashley, Logan Hayes, Amelia Walker, Lydia Matzal, Jess Elder, Eleanor Raquet, Ethan Beck, Mackenzie Pike, Josiah Watson, Robert Rhodes, Laurel Anne Ward, Caroline Watson, Kelly Fischer, Molly Bolender, Kyle Hooper, Ryan Gordon Oct 2016

The Idea Of An Essay, Volume 3: Talking Back, Reading Letters, And Examining Logic, Mojadesinuola Adejokun, Brandon Best, Sophia Zervas, Timothy Vanwingerden, Whitney Herbert, Cody Rodriguez, Hannah David, Susanna Edwards, Lynnaea Myers, Meredith Conn, Deborah Longenecker, Celeste Ashley, Logan Hayes, Amelia Walker, Lydia Matzal, Jess Elder, Eleanor Raquet, Ethan Beck, Mackenzie Pike, Josiah Watson, Robert Rhodes, Laurel Anne Ward, Caroline Watson, Kelly Fischer, Molly Bolender, Kyle Hooper, Ryan Gordon

The Idea of an Essay

No abstract provided.


An Alternate Route, Rachael D. Tague Apr 2016

An Alternate Route, Rachael D. Tague

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

An Alternate Route is a collection of short fiction and creative nonfiction from my undergraduate creative writing minor at Cedarville University. It explores stories I have heard, experienced, and imagined—stories worth remembering. “My Boyfriend’s Estranged Grandfather” was published in Cleaver Magazine, and “Rick’s Café: Negril, Jamaica” appeared in The MacGuffin.


In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes Apr 2016

In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio, In Order to Live, includes some of the poetry and creative nonfiction pieces I wrote as a Creative Writing Minor at Cedarville University. “Printmaking” was published in the June 2015 edition of Spry, and “Deep Creek Lake” will be published in the summer anthology of Snapping Twig. The collection aims to redeem memory and salvage the sermon from previous experiences. I wrote about fingerprints, worms, grand pianos, the trinity, heartbreak, cancer and so much more to understand why any of it matters, in order to live.


A Work In Progress, David Gruber Apr 2016

A Work In Progress, David Gruber

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction pieces that I have written while I attended Cedarville University for four years. Each piece of writing originated from my musings and experiences during my college career. I write humor pieces not only to poke fun at things, but also to help understand the world around me and the experiences I have. In no way, do I ever want to think that I have made it as a writer, but that I am always in progress of becoming a better writer and working on my craft. The nonfiction short “Heart” has been ...


A Former Liar Armed With Truth And Aiming For Greatness, Jonathan Gallardo Apr 2016

A Former Liar Armed With Truth And Aiming For Greatness, Jonathan Gallardo

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a collection of my favorite works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that I wrote during my final four semesters at Cedarville University. “Cicadas at Lorelei” has been accepted for publication in The Merrimack Review, and “I Don’t Share My Grandfather’s Love for Mathematics” has been accepted for publication in *82 Review. This collection deals with my discovering the truth about Jonathan Gallardo and using that truth to create art. I present to you A Former Liar Armed with Truth and Aiming for Greatness.



Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne Apr 2016

Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a collection of some of my poetry and creative nonfiction pieces, all of which I wrote during my time as an undergraduate at Cedarville University. A few of the pieces in this collection have appeared previously in other publications. Literary Yard featured my nonfiction piece “Four Passages” on their website in November of 2014. Blotterature Literary Magazine published my nonfiction piece “This Is More Than Homesickness” in Volume 2, Issue 1, of their Winter 2015 publication. Burning Word Literary Journal published my nonfiction piece “Sun Fungus” in May of 2015. Magnolia Review featured my nonfiction piece “Nine ...


Tap, Alexis F. Ancona Apr 2016

Tap, Alexis F. Ancona

Cedarville Review

An exploration of water imagery in my formative years: framed by my experience getting a spinal tap.


Lever-Action, Ruth E. Towne Apr 2016

Lever-Action, Ruth E. Towne

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


3728: For John And Sheri Hart, David Grandouiller Apr 2016

3728: For John And Sheri Hart, David Grandouiller

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Making Mountains Out Of Snow Mounds, Sharon R. Tapia Apr 2016

Making Mountains Out Of Snow Mounds, Sharon R. Tapia

Cedarville Review

Short about my little sister, snow, and the fragile nature of heroes.