This rumor has recently reached us. It is unsubstantiated, and we hope it is false; therefore, we present it blind-item style.
Professor A was for many years the systematic theology instructor at Seminary B. In that capacity, he helped to form a generation of Lutheran pastors, most of them (in our experience) very fine indeed. He has since retired, but remains a formidable presence in Lutheran theology.
His former post is now held by Professor C, who is far less of a household name. it is reported that Prof. C. so dislikes Prof. A -- whether personally or theologically we are not told -- that his works are not taught at Seminary B, and indeed his name is not mentioned by students seeking a respectable grade. And so a remarkable legacy is squandered.
Can this be true? Perhaps not. But just for fun, we invite our readers to try filling in the blanks.