This past Sunday was the last service of the ministry that founded the Crystal Cathedral at its Garden Grove home base. Of course, the founding Schuller family was nowhere to be seen, exiled long ago after taking Crystal Cathedral Ministries into bankruptcy. I'm sure someone somewhere is working on a book on the subject, a book that'll be far better than the too-many-to-county self-congratulatory shits produced by Robert H. Schuller over the years—but rather than all of OC having collective schaudenfreude over the downfall of a greedy clan, there's a lesson to be learned.
That was the subject of my "Orange County Line" commentary this week for KCRW-FM 89.9.
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Take a listen, and be amazed at how I didn't turn it into an anti-Diocese of Orange screed. Am I maturing? Was Bishop Tod D. Brown a good man? Anyhoo, enjoy—and heckuva job, Brownie!