What is my motivation?
In Romans 12:19 we read:
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, " Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
There is nothing to be angry about. No reason to seek revenge. Ultimately, I've come to believe that a degree from an establishment such as Colorado Christian University will not be held in high esteem anyway, so they've done my son a favor.
Further, we read in Jeremiah 29:11:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
That promise to the Israel's people can be applied to our lives as well. I know whose we are, and nobody can take that away.
The education he's received thus far has been good. The instructors are wonderful at CCU, save for a few.
The problem lies with the President, Vice President and the Board. Given ample opportunity to do the right thing, none of them will. There's not a man of integrity to be found. I have the documentation that says as such from the board of trustees.
No, my motivation is tied to what Ryan Hartwig told me on the phone.
"Your son exposed himself......."
"and he must be held accountable."
"Okay, Hartwig, who is going to be held accountable when all this proves to be false? You?"
"Uhhhhh......I guess so."
Not so, according to Jim McCormick. The University is accountable according to him, but in his mind, nobody did anything wrong. He thinks my son is at fault for being in his living quarters, alone without proper attire, and must be held responsible for his actions.
"You are not a student here, and neither is your son!"
hissed Bill Armstrong into the phone.
"You'll not have any access to Ryan Hartwig."
Well, be that as it may, he's right. Accountability is in short supply at Colorado Christian University, and since we are not at this time per suing legal action, serving up a warning to those who come behind us is motivation enough.
Will Colorado Christian University do anything regarding this incident? They haven't so far, thus the necessity of exposing them.
When they learn how they treat students and parents is exposed on the internet, will they do the right thing?
I'll let you know.
Since I published this website yesterday, I've received hate mail from an individual, whom I won't name, claiming to be a friend of Mr. Hartwig, detailing what should be done to me for publishing this website.
Yeah, you can imagine. It was unkind, and I would hope that he has other friends that would offer up better counsel.
I've also received mail from someone who said it was like deja vu. A similar incident happened to them at CCU a few years ago. Same cast of characters.
And it will continue until they see that it is wrong. Let's hope they do, and get on with the business of providing a Christian education.