Why would this weeping student then run to Professor Buls? Because the student understood Buls' teaching to be quite different than Professor Walter A. Maier Jr., a teaching that spoke of a universal reconciliation, a reconciliation even before faith. That this is true of Prof. Buls' teaching can be confirmed in his sermon notes published here (see especially his notes on 2 Cor. 5:19).
I have often thought of this weeping student, whoever he was, a student who ran from a teaching that would cause him to question his faith... who wept when confronted with a teaching to cause doubt on his Christian faith.
This running, weeping student was