The ‘Power’ of Positive Thinking: Robert Schuller Ousted by Daughters
Robert Schuller who positively insists that everything will go positively positive if you are positively just positive enough has been ousted from the board of the church he helped create… by his daughters!
GARDEN GROVE – The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who started his ministry in an Orange drive-in theater more than five decades ago, has been voted off the board of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, which has been torn apart by debt and familial disharmony for the last several years.
The church has not released information about the board meeting where Schuller, 84, was ousted, but his son Robert A. Schuller, who was himself forced out of the cathedral by his sisters and brothers-in-law three years ago, confirmed it Sunday.
The church’s financial travails, including a significant drop in donations and dwindling membership, culminated in its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The church still owes about $7.5 million to unsecured creditors, many of whom are vendors for the cathedral’s “Glory of Christmas” pageant. According to a reorganization plan filed by church last month, they have an offer from Irvine developer, Greenlaw Partners LLC, to buy the core buildings for $46 million.
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Any person who tries to convince you that by the power of your positive attitude, or by the power of your positive mind, that surely, things will always turn out well for you are imbeciles. There is simply too much evidence to the contrary, and it is hilarious tension when it happens to one of the high wizards of positivity magic like Schuller.
This ‘ministry’ will not last more than 18 months. Shuller’s daughter who now hosts Hour of Power, Sheila Shuller Coleman, is horrible. Sure she has degrees in administration and leadership, but on stage she is grating, pointless, and about as charismatic as watching paint dry: those degrees are worthless for what she is attempting now. You either have it or you don’t.
I have seen this before: what they desperately need is some R & D. Not inexperienced, out-of-touch leaders surrounded by ‘yes’ persons and sycophants.
Doomed to failure.
For example: Shuller Coleman, in all of her hipness, decided to update the worship music–which was sorely needed–but instead of updating it to anything from the last couple of decades she decided to go with some 70’s gospel flavor. It is not very good. This has disenfranchised their usual followers and definitely will not attract any new ones.
It is only a matter of time until the debt piles so high they go off of the air and declare bankruptcy. They have nothing to offer anyone. They are finished.