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Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power: Robert H. Schuller Fires Son Robert A. Schuller

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Robert H. Schuller, 82, the founder of the Crystal Cathedral and patriarch of the Sunday morning Hour of Power broadcast, has removed his only son Robert A. Schuller, 54 from his preaching duties on the weekly televised program.

In a prepared statement that was read by church president Jim Coleman to the 450 member congregation, it appears father and son have had a serious falling out.

"Robert H. Schuler and Robert A. Schuler 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 them to part ways."

The Hour of Power will move away from just one or two voices and will now "serve as a platform for the greatest preachers in the world."

The elder Schuller turned over the Hour of Power and the Crystal Cathedral church ministry to his son Robert A. Schuller in January 2006.  The father and son have always had divergent preaching styles.   The senior Schuller is said to be heavier on psychological reference and lighter on scriptural reference.  The younger Schuller emphasizes scripture as a 'primary teaching' that often veers from Christian to secular.

He founded his own church in Orange County before joining his father at the Crystal Cathedral seven years ago. It is yet to be determined if Robert A. Schuller will continue in his role as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral church ministry in Garden Grove, California.

John Charles, a church spokesman, was asked what had happened to create the rift between father and son.  He responded, "I tried to get that answered today and there's really no answer.  The two principals would have to explain that and they're not."

UPDATE January 31, 2010 -- The Hour of Power has been canceled in some areas of the country as part of a cost cutting measure by Crystal Cathedral.

UPDATE July 11, 2010 -- Rev. Robert H. Schuller retires again - turning things over to daughter Rev. Sheila Schuller Coleman.

UPDATE:  October 17, 2010: The Crystal Cathedral has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after struggling with debt for the past two years.  The church is estimated to be $50-$100 million in debt.  Their immediate problems involve $7.5 million owed vendors for advertising and services.  They have attempted to make repayment arrangements but many have filed lawsuits.

According to a church spokesman, Crystal Cathedral's Sunday services and weekly-telecast Hour of Power will continue for now.

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ROBERT SCHULLER SENIOR IS SENILE. IT IS ALL ABOUT HIS BOOKS AND MONEY GRABBING. HE WANTS THE HOLLYWOOD STYLE FAME AND CREDIT TO HIM

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I am at a loss as to what is happening with the Hour Of Power.  We both loved Robert Jr. and his sermons and when he left, it was never the same. Now with thier financial troubles, who knows what the future holds?  As long as they show the older sermons with Robert Jr., we will continue to support this ministery.,

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The younger SCHULLER made the right move in separating from his father. The senior SCHULLER had better preach from GOD'S WORD the HOLY BIBLE, and stop his portrayal as a motivational speaker. Dont be afraid to mention sin for fear it might offend your parishoners. The BIBLE mentions it 613 times.ROMANS 3;4.Let GOD be true and every man a liar.

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I hope this giant of ministries and the father and son still believe in repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation. My heart is saddened by this and i hope enough time has passed, where they can see, life is too short, come together again. Bless them both.

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So sorry to lose youngRobert. He had found the way to the cross and that does not always appeal to the Old Robert s need for $$$$$$ Many non christians have donated and toes are tender. I pray that young Robert will still come back some day
George

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Will the Hour of Power Stand with Israel as the US and UN attempt to divide Jerusalem againgst biblical prophecY?

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i will keep robert schuller jr in my prayers and his family candacewhite

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I MISS ROBERT A SCHULLER JR ON YOUR SHOW,I STILL WATCH IT EVERY SUNDAYS ON TV,CANDACEWHITE

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My serious concern for Robert H. is that he is condoning the unbelievable "Chrislam" heresy and by doing so, is promoting a one-world religion. This is clearly spoken of in the Bible as a sign of end times for our world as we know it. That this man would stray so far from Christian teachings is scary. I am appalled and disappointed.

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Sorry to have the split in the family. We have been members for over fifteen years. Wish they would forgive and forget. What has happened to the choir and music lately? It is not as good as it was.. Sounds more like spirituals. Joe & Shirley Cox
Houston Texas

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