Recently, a few bricks were hurled at the Wall about a fallout in the noted Robert Schuller camp – well, for both of them. As noted:
“For this lack of shared vision [between Pap Schuller and his grim-lipped kid] and the jeopardy in which this is placing this entire ministry, it has become necessary for Robert and me to part ways.“
As the two Schullers decide who gets the China and who gets the pearls, we discover a new – and quite ridiculous – fashion to pastoring a church: Musical Preachers, thanks to the Los Angeles Times.
The schism between the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his son at Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral arose over a disagreement about broadening the church’s long-running television show, “Hour of Power,” beyond a single personality — a move opposed by the younger Schuller, pastors involved in the matter said Sunday.
Makes sense, right? Papa Schuller is getting more advanced in years so he can’t read the holy writ like as he accustomed. The kid is younger, a little spry so he thinks, “Shoot, I can rock this joint and ALL those cameras with my dad’s gridiron jaw and uber-lukewarm pablum.”
Eh, not so much, grasshopper. The pebble is still in the old man’s hand.
The show will now be hosted by different pastors, and even businessmen, from around the country and Latin America.
Ah! Nothing says “Salvation” quite like a live infomercial on Six Sigma work efficiencies, promoting those lovely motivational posters and house flipping in industrial markets. In Espanol, no less!
You know, this could be a good thing. If folk don’t get saved in the famed Crystal Cathedral, they will at least walk out with a gimme bag of household products, “As Seen on TV” brochures and some inspirational quotes from Anthony Robbins.
Either way, that’s life improvement. Right?