Skip to comments.Rev. Schuller retiring from Crystal Cathedral
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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Haven’t been following the Rev. Schuller - would he have picked a New Age’r as a replacement?
what happened to his son?
Did not know that, but I don't follow closely. Nice man, but kind of boring. They did not have a very large attendance.
big split a few years ago...he is now part of new-life I believe in DFW area.
From what I understand he’s a Norman Vincent Peale “Power of Positive Thinking” guy.
It will be interesting to see what his daughter does.
I once bumped into him at a liquor store in Orange CA.
Interesting. Reminds one of the Armstrongs years ago - Herbert and son Garner Ted.
He has not been a preacher of the gospel ever ...
He did build an interesting church.. but so did Donald Trump and he is no spiritual leader either
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.
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.
I got more out of him before I was saved.
=> 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.
“What is the Good News Vladimir?”
79. What is the Good News for humanity?
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?
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?”
What happened to the son?
Maybe you might read about Deborah, there apparently were no men around to usurp.
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.
I hope his son is a real Christian, unlike his father.
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.
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.
Positive thinking is not what anyone would consider to be the historic Christian gospel.
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.
...and in 20-40 years, Sheilas kids are inline to take over the family business...ah,er, ah ‘Church’.