Current Topics
'Supernanny' Jo Frost -- I Can Help Adrian Peterson ... Contacts NFL Execs
by Ardy
Today at 07:12 PM
The GOP’s ‘not a scientist’ meme keeps spreading
by Scoutgal
Today at 06:18 PM
Defense of the GOP
by Scoutgal
Today at 06:14 PM
The Round Table For Week Of September 14th-September 20th, 2014
by Scoutgal
Today at 06:10 PM
Chocolate Milk Isn't Just For Kids: How The Drink Helps Your Workout, Brain, And
by Scoutgal
Today at 01:11 PM
P. J. O'Rourke: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster
by NW Ponderer
Yesterday at 12:44 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2014
by Golem
09/18/14 09:56 PM
Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge
by california rick
09/18/14 09:51 PM
The Ten Commandments
by california rick
09/18/14 09:48 PM
Happy Birthday, United States Air Force
by california rick
09/18/14 09:25 PM
Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day
by NW Ponderer
09/18/14 10:22 AM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
09/17/14 06:32 PM
Another Day, Another Quote Fabricated By Neil deGrasse Tyson
by rporter314
09/17/14 03:12 PM
The more inept you are the smarter you think you are
by rporter314
09/17/14 02:58 PM
War... what is it good for?
by Ardy
09/17/14 11:01 AM
Forum Stats
6003 Members
55 Forums
14350 Topics
247655 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 01:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#266604 - 12/19/13 02:17 PM Where Are the People?
Ardy Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 11656
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA


Quote:
Where Are the People?

The american Scholar

This is a longish article about the "Crystal Cathedral"
A mega church in Orange county. It's ministry is no longer self sustaining, and so the complex has been purchased by the Catholic Church.

The article sets this example as part of a broader trend where evangelical Christianity, mega churches, and mass media preachers are slowly waning in importance.
_________________________

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

Top
#266609 - 12/19/13 05:08 PM Re: Where Are the People? [Re: Ardy]
california rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 36148
Loc: Bay Area, California
Originally Posted By: Ardy
...article sets this example as part of a broader trend where evangelical Christianity, mega churches, and mass media preachers are slowly waning in importance.

Where are the people, indeed, to support the lavish lifestyle of these "preachers." Great article, Ardy, thanks for the link. smile
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#266615 - 12/19/13 07:36 PM Re: Where Are the People? [Re: Ardy]
pondering_it_all Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 4290
Loc: North San Diego County
Evangelists with their mega-churches are just pyramid marketing scam artists, selling Jesus instead of vitamins. I think they found the perfect buyer: The Crystal Cathedral will be a perfect example of what's been wrong with The Catholic Church for the last 1500 years.

I think they could have made a much better use of the building by adding multiple floors inside the glass shell, and sold it as high-tech office space.

Top
#268194 - 02/06/14 01:00 PM Re: Where Are the People? [Re: pondering_it_all]
Joe Keegan Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 8707
Crystal Cathedral Catholic?

Top
#268228 - 02/07/14 09:00 PM Re: Where Are the People? [Re: Joe Keegan]
Bored Member Offline
stranger

Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 112
Originally Posted By: Joe Keegan
Crystal Cathedral Catholic?


Not the congregation but the real estate is. The catholic church bought it a couple years ago. They lease it back to the Young Rev. Schuler.


Edited by Bored Member (02/07/14 09:01 PM)

Top
#268229 - 02/07/14 09:19 PM Re: Where Are the People? [Re: Ardy]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
veteran

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 10508
Loc: Downey, California
The "young" Rev. Schuler?
I worked on a film of his.
Major PITA...
_________________________
"Our options for change range from basically what we have plus a little more Hayek,
to what we have plus a little more Keynes. Why?"

---Benjamin Bratton

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 9 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
xiawei, Marzman, kyleyoung8, Retread, solafeian
6003 Registered Users
A2