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Rev. Schuller retiring from Crystal Cathedral
Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2010 | AP

Posted on 07/11/2010 3:38:24 PM PDT by jackspyder

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California's Crystal Cathedral megachurch and host of the "Hour of Power" televangelism broadcast, announced Sunday he will retire after 55 years in the pulpit and his daughter will take over.

The 83-year-old Schuller told his congregation that Sheila Schuller Coleman will become sole lead pastor, after sharing that role with her father for the past year.

Coleman previously served as principal of a private Christian school run by the cathedral and head of the Orange County church's family ministries division.

She was ordained just a month before she was appointed to head up Crystal Cathedral Ministries.

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: crystalcathedral; megachurch; pastor; retirement; robertschuller; schuller; sheilaschuller
let's hope she sticks to the gospel rather than new age-ism
1 posted on 07/11/2010 3:38:27 PM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

Haven’t been following the Rev. Schuller - would he have picked a New Age’r as a replacement?


2 posted on 07/11/2010 3:39:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: jackspyder

what happened to his son?


3 posted on 07/11/2010 3:47:12 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right
Coleman's appointment comes two years after Schuller's son, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, split from the church during a family rift that made headlines. The younger Schuller had been groomed to take over for his father.

Did not know that, but I don't follow closely. Nice man, but kind of boring. They did not have a very large attendance.

4 posted on 07/11/2010 3:49:09 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

big split a few years ago...he is now part of new-life I believe in DFW area.


5 posted on 07/11/2010 3:49:26 PM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: COBOL2Java

From what I understand he’s a Norman Vincent Peale “Power of Positive Thinking” guy.


6 posted on 07/11/2010 3:50:19 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: devane617
I think Robert Jr was really walking the walk instead of following the "possibility thnking" path that his father chose following in Norman Vincent Peale's footsteps.

It will be interesting to see what his daughter does.

7 posted on 07/11/2010 3:54:50 PM PDT by codder too
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To: jackspyder

I once bumped into him at a liquor store in Orange CA.


8 posted on 07/11/2010 4:00:01 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Always Right

Interesting. Reminds one of the Armstrongs years ago - Herbert and son Garner Ted.


9 posted on 07/11/2010 4:20:19 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
I once bumped into him at a liquor store in Orange CA.

Which reminds me - how can you tell the difference between a Methodist and a Baptist?

A Methodist will say hello to you in the liquor store
10 posted on 07/11/2010 4:23:52 PM PDT by slumber1 (The only thing we have to fear is Obama himself)
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To: jackspyder

11 posted on 07/11/2010 4:36:03 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: jackspyder

He has not been a preacher of the gospel ever ...


12 posted on 07/11/2010 4:39:12 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me)
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To: Salvation

He did build an interesting church.. but so did Donald Trump and he is no spiritual leader either


13 posted on 07/11/2010 4:41:15 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me)
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To: jackspyder
Impressive building, right around the corner from Disneyland.

CC

16 posted on 07/11/2010 5:52:14 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (ostende mihi pecuniam!)
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To: jackspyder

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t believe women should be pastors of churches. I do not see anywhere in Scripture that this is condoned, in fact, I read in I Timothy 2:12, that Paul said a woman should not teach or be in authority (usurping) over men. The role of pastor is a position of authority over the congregation.


17 posted on 07/11/2010 5:53:29 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: RnMomof7

True, true, true. But . . . he did have Krinton’s number long before all of the evangelical lap dogs Krinton gathered for cover in the wake of Lewinski.


18 posted on 07/11/2010 5:57:41 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: RnMomof7
Too true.

I got more out of him before I was saved.

Spiritual lineage:

=> Schuller got his inspiration from Norman Vincent Peale
=> NVP got his inspiration from Ernest Holmes
=> Ernest Holmes founded the mind-science cult Religious Science, or Science of Mind — the cult from which the Lord saved me.

19 posted on 07/11/2010 6:04:19 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: RnMomof7

You wrote:

“What is the “Good News” Vladimir?”

79. What is the Good News for humanity?

422-424

It is the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the “Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16), who died and rose from the dead. In the time of King Herod and the Emperor Caesar Augustus, God fulfilled the promises that he made to Abraham and his descendants. He sent “his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5).

80. How is the Good News spread?

425-429

From the very beginning the first disciples burned with the desire to proclaim Jesus Christ in order to lead all to faith in him. Even today, from the loving knowledge of Christ there springs up in the believer the desire to evangelize and catechize, that is, to reveal in the Person of Christ the entire design of God and to put humanity in communion with him.

“Do you know?”

Yep.


23 posted on 07/11/2010 7:00:27 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: jackspyder

What happened to the son?


26 posted on 07/11/2010 7:24:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: boatbums
Call me old fashioned, but I don’t believe women should be pastors of churches. I do not see anywhere in Scripture that this is condoned, in fact, I read in I Timothy 2:12, that Paul said a woman should not teach or be in authority (usurping) over men. The role of pastor is a position of authority over the congregation.

Maybe you might read about Deborah, there apparently were no men around to usurp.

28 posted on 07/11/2010 8:49:41 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: fortheDeclaration

I remember reading that the son was more of a standard Christian— not the feel-good Christianity-lite. I think Dad didn’t like this. I can see why. It would be a rebuke to Dad’s philosophy, and he would likely take it personally. The Chrystal Cathedral has had some financial concerns over the last few years. Dad probably didn’t want to risk losing more by scaring away congregants with a more challenging call to faith.


29 posted on 07/11/2010 9:55:10 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

I hope his son is a real Christian, unlike his father.


30 posted on 07/11/2010 9:57:53 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Just mythoughts
Maybe you might read about Deborah, there apparently were no men around to usurp.

In Judges 4 Deborah was a judge and prophetess God appointed to lead Israel, and who was with them to lead them against the Canaanites, right?

God used many other examples of strong and faithful women in his word. Some early Christians had women serving as deacons and many served the church through their labors, money and travelling and taking care of the apostles. They did many great works for the Lord in the chrch and still do including teaching children and women. I just believe the role of the pastor as an authority figure in a congregation of men, women and children is best served by a strong God-fearing man. It avoids the all-to-human nature problems that come from jealousy and resentment that makes men feel in a less authoritative role than that which should resemble the one in their family as well. We are given the hierarchical example of wives, being submissive to their husbands, husbands loving their wives as Christ loves the church and Christ being the head of the church.

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.

31 posted on 07/11/2010 10:02:24 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: boatbums
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.

There is NO requirement for woman to submit herself unto a man IF the man is NOT fulfilling his role. Now it takes a learned woman to know IF that man is fulfilling his role.

32 posted on 07/11/2010 10:49:27 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: vladimir998; P-Marlowe

Positive thinking is not what anyone would consider to be the historic Christian gospel.


36 posted on 07/12/2010 4:05:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: boatbums
"Call me old fashioned, but I don’t believe women should be pastors of churches."

If you look at recent history, female Pastors are one of the first steps toward total apostasy. All of the old mainline protestant denominations which have gone apostate (ie. pro gay marriage and gay pastor, pro abortion, denial of Jesus as exclusive path to salvation) started by allowing female pastors. This downward spiral mirrors what Paul describes in Romans 1 perfectly.

37 posted on 07/12/2010 6:05:03 AM PDT by circlecity
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...and in 20-40 years, Sheilas kids are inline to take over the family business...ah,er, ah ‘Church’.


38 posted on 07/12/2010 10:23:33 AM PDT by Sporaticus
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