Back in January I posted a satirical rant that was removed from the CCToday discussion forum. The writer ("Phinehas") was later banned from the forum. I thought the post was creative and entertaining and, yes, thought ptovoking in places. My 3 readers of this blog didn't post any comments and it fell back to page 2 status. Dr. Jon Weatherly from Cincinnati Christian University somehow found this post and has responded twice about it. For the sake of the curious reader I do not know Dr. Weatherly but do own a commentary he authored. His affiliation with C.C.U. would leave me positivley inclined toward his scholarship and opinion.
The anonymous "Phinehas" wrote, "And so upon you will come all the guilt of the righteous reputations you have ruined, from the life of righteous Walter Scott to the reputation of righteous Ed Bousman of Lynchburg, Ohio, whom you will no longer allow to preach at chapel at Cincinnati Christian University."
Dr. Weatherly assures me that "no one at CCU has ever said that Mr. Bousman isn't allowed to speak in chapel. There are a limited number of chapel slots, and the fact that someone or other isn't invited for awhile is a function of the limited supply, not of a conscious decision to exclude some. Again, I don't know how these rumors get started. I just wish that people didn't take them seriously. "
I will accept Dr. weatherly's remarks at face value. Let me apologize if my posting the aforementioned words have caused any harm to the reputation of C.C.U. Hopefully none of my 3 or 4 readers have taken up a negative dispostion toward C.C.U. as a result. We recently hosted a C.C.U. professor, Dr. Jack Cottrell, for a speaking engagement and tomorrow I'll be spending some time with another C.C.U. professor, Dr. Johnny Pressley. Both of these men are champions of New Testament Christianity in my opinion.
So, let me close with this: I eagerly await brother Bousman's return to the C.C.U. chapel. He's a one of a kind and I know the students would appraciate him.
PS. It's obvious the Dr. Weatherly has a good sense of humor from this video. What's up Dr. Weatherly?