Robert Schuller Exits Crystal Cathedral Update

A number of readers have asked for an update, and here’s a story from last week’s Orange County Register on the split at the Crystal Cathedral.

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  • annoymous4jesus

    Merry Christmas Dad…

    mb 

  • Bart Breen

    I don't know enough about this situation to draw a conclusion and I know better than to accept a newspaper article as conclusive on many things.

    I do know however, that large ministries by their nature exist more to serve themselves and to survive than to takew risks and hold fast to principle.  Apparently, whatever the details may be, that is what is taking place here.

    I wish them well, but then I have no horse in the race and really am not all that concerned about it.

  • AmeriKan

    I have been watching the Hour of Power, since its inception.  Robert A. and Robert V. will do well wherever God leads them. 

    Penner (a son-in-law) denies Robert A. the very right the senior, Robert H., did throughout his entire television ministry…preaching a sermon every Sunday morning.  It is sad to see this kind of power struggle play out between the siblings and inlaws.  It also appears that jealousy and control are at the helm and Robert A. has received the left foot of fellowship from the "family powers that be," which have been more directly involved with the ministry over a longer period of time. 

    Our prayers go out to Robert A. and his son…God will open a bigger and better door, though the negative family dynamics may continue unchanged.

  • Bob

    If you're looking for a smoking gun – then check out the number of family members on the payroll – and ask how many of them are actually helping the ministry financially.  One In-law has been producing the program for decades and it's only dropped financially and in viewership under his watch.  With another doing the direct mail and fundraising it's the same story.  The live theatrical events they produce lose money.  Remember the massive live event show "Creation" a few years ago?  Ask how many millions that one lost.  And yet when Robert A. Schuller wants to make change happen, he gets tossed aside.  Isn't anyone asking the tough questions?  I'm sure these are all wonderful people, but folks – a major ministry is sinking here.  At some point, where do we hold people accountable for the sake of the gospel?  

  • Dutch DeWaard

    Wise up Robert H we love you and your son/grandson.With God’s help you built a wonderful ministry. 3 generations manning the pulpit/airwaves makes the most sense to me and most I’m sure!Do the RIGHT THING reconcile keep them @ the CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL bringem’ back. You can still have Bill Hybels occasionally(he’s great!!)

    This is the “BEST FORMULA” for growing God’s Kingdom.

    As in business you’ve already built the “BRAND” let it continue……..I’m sure those 2 are just waiting for you to say the WORDS “COME BACK”!!!!

  • Joyce

    Robert H.

    I am very sorry that you have dismissed your son, but not totally surprised. You have often shown us how big your ego is. The Bible clearly tells us that we must see the sin that is in each of us inherently and repent. Then according to the Bible, we must put our total trust in Christ to pay the penalty that is due.

    You obviously don’t see yourself as a sinner in need of a Savior and don’t want your son preaching that.  Please remember the Scripture that tells of the people who do great things in God’s name and yet He says "I never knew you". I pray you will fall on your knees before God, repent (not of firing your son, but of your own personal sin because you can NEVER come up to God’s standard) and put your total trust in Jesus Christ as you would put your trust in a parachute if your plane were going down.

     This is the only worthwhile message. To preach otherwise to those thousands of people is not to bring LIFE to them but to tell them they are "Dead People Walking" and they are OK.