Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What do we need to learn from the Crystal Cathedral?

As many of you know Robert Schuller's famous Crystal Cathedral filed for bankruptcy last year. Now a developer is purchasing the campus for the purpose of building apartments on the site.

Check out the story HERE.

I can't help but wonder what we need to learn from this. Is it just an unfortunate and embarrassing story? Is it simply a sign of our current economic times? Or, does the Cathedral debacle tell us something about the fate of the modern mega-church? Is it a morality tale on the impotency of Schuller's feel-good messages that proclaimed the power of positive thinking rather than holding forth the Gospel?

1 comment:

Greg said...

If mega-churches everywhere were going into bankruptcy I think we might have a larger lesson here. As it is, I think it was just a group of people spending more money than they had and doing so stupidly at that.