Thinking Out Loud

October 26, 2008

Robert A. Schuller Removed From Hour of Power Telecasts

Crystal Cathedral founder Reverend Robert H. Schuller has removed his son as preacher on the church’s weekly “Hour of Power” syndicated TV broadcast.

Schuller said in a statement read to some 450 congregants Saturday by church president Jim Coleman that he and his son, Robert A. Schuller, “have different ideas as to the direction and the vision for this ministry.”

“For this lack of shared vision and the jeopardy in which this is placing this entire ministry, it has become necessary for Robert and me to part ways,” Schuller said.

Robert A. Schuller will remain as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, though it was unknown whether he will continue to preach, a church spokesman told the Los Angeles Times…

So begins a story on the religion page of USAToday.   Link to that story here, the Orange County Register story here, and a short summary from United Press International (UPI) here.



  1. Wow… that’s really interesting.

    Parts of me wonder if any of it has to do with what happened last spring with Evil Knievel

    Comment by Dave Carrol — October 27, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  2. Nearly 24 hours later, I’m seeing all kinds of suggestions online. Greg, commenting at Beliefnet seems to think the younger RS is a closeted gay, while Zenobia, quoted in an L.A. Times article notes that the younger RS’ sermons are “scripture laden” which reinforces the view of some that the younger RS was taking the thing in a more evangelical direction.

    Haven’t heard how the Las Vegas oddsmakers are calling it.

    Comment by Paul Wilkinson — October 27, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

  3. Here’s another take on this:

    Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — October 27, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

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