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May 21, 1993
For a brief moment, Schuller was a courageous man of God. Now he's just another politician. DOUGLAS INGOLDSBY Santa Barbara
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February 11, 2014 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly. Arvella Schuller, who served as a producer of the television show and was one of the main creative forces of the Crystal Cathedral, died Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after a brief illness. She was 84. In a statement, her grandson, Bobby V. Schuller, said she died "peacefully of natural causes.
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September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced. The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who shared the news first with worshipers during a sermon in late August. Physicians initially told her father he had three months to live. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, "he is a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life for another two years," according to an online update via the Hope Center of Christ, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
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September 6, 2013 | By Anh Do
The family of Robert H. Schuller was "surprised" by the diagnosis that treatment for life-threatening cancer could give the famed evangelist another two more years, according to the church headed by his daughter. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially told he had three months to live, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who first shared the news with worshipers during a sermon in late August. In follow-up exams, an  oncologist  advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, he was "a good candidate for  chemotherapy  and radiation treatment that could extend his life," according to an online update on the Hope Center of Christ's website, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Anh Do
The family of Robert H. Schuller was "surprised" by the diagnosis that treatment for life-threatening cancer could give the famed evangelist another two more years, according to the church headed by his daughter. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially told he had three months to live, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who first shared the news with worshipers during a sermon in late August. In follow-up exams, an  oncologist  advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, he was "a good candidate for  chemotherapy  and radiation treatment that could extend his life," according to an online update on the Hope Center of Christ's website, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors say Robert H. Schuller has life-threatening cancer and that with treatment he could live another two years, the famed evangelist's family has announced. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially told he had three months to live, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who first shared the news with worshipers during a sermon in late August. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, he was "a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life," according to an online update on the Hope Center of Christ's website, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
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February 11, 2014 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly. Arvella Schuller, who served as a producer of the television show and was one of the main creative forces of the Crystal Cathedral, died Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after a brief illness. She was 84. In a statement, her grandson, Bobby V. Schuller, said she died "peacefully of natural causes.
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August 14, 1988 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Since arriving in Southern California from the Midwest in an old car more than 30 years ago, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the silver-haired Garden Grove minister with the mellifluous voice and the megawatt smile, has risen steadily. From an itinerant preacher--holding forth on the roof of a drive-in movie refreshment stand--Schuller grew to become the pastor of the spectacular, glass-walled Crystal Cathedral and a nationwide television pulpit, together worth an estimated $75 million.
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June 3, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller initially courted the secular world in 1955 by starting his church in a drive-in movie theater. Now, the reverend's spreading the word through a less beloved American tradition: telemarketing. Over the past few months, the recorded voice of Schuller has been heard in hundreds of thousands of Southern California homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
A fast-growing Korean Christian congregation in Los Angeles plans to unveil a $15-million church complex Sunday with a distinctly Southern California touch--a drive-in area where some worshipers can remain in their cars and listen to services on the radio. The drive-in feature was pioneered decades ago in Garden Grove by the Rev. Robert Schuller, pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, and imitated by at least two other Southland churches to accommodate hesitant visitors who prefer anonymity.
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September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced. The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who shared the news first with worshipers during a sermon in late August. Physicians initially told her father he had three months to live. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, "he is a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life for another two years," according to an online update via the Hope Center of Christ, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Anh Do
Doctors say Robert H. Schuller has life-threatening cancer and that with treatment he could live another two years, the famed evangelist's family has announced. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially told he had three months to live, said his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman, who first shared the news with worshipers during a sermon in late August. In follow-up exams, an oncologist advised Schuller that although the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, he was "a good candidate for chemotherapy and radiation treatment that could extend his life," according to an online update on the Hope Center of Christ's website, the church headed by Schuller Coleman.
OPINION
November 30, 2012
Re "Church family loses court ruling," Nov. 27 Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller and his family will receive "only" about $700,000 from their bankrupt ministry, an amount Schuller's daughter calls a "travesty. " Matthew 6:20 states, "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. " Mark Stephen Mrotek Carson ALSO: Letters: Wastewater isn't 'waste' Letters: Exporting hate to Uganda Letters: On the other hand on Deasy
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April 1, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Once the signature of Robert H. Schuller's worldwide television ministry, the "Hour of Power" will be chopped to 30-minute episodes in some markets when it returns to the air Sunday. The 42-year-old television ministry, filmed at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, announced the format change Thursday as it detailed plans to return to the airwaves. The show has been in reruns since Schuller abruptly cut ties to the ministry last month. "We've been considering this move for years," John Charles, president and chief executive of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, said in a statement.
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March 12, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor announced Sunday that she was leaving to start a new church, a move that appears likely to split the congregation. "This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building," Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman told congregants during an emotional 11 a.m. service in the 10,000-pane glass cathedral, designed by architect Phillip Johnson. Schuller Coleman's announcement came one day after her parents, church founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors, which oversees the ministry's trademark "Hour of Power" broadcast.
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March 10, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Embroiled in a legal dispute with the church he founded, Robert H. Schuller and his wife have resigned from the international board of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. The resignations are a result of a breakdown in negotiations over financial claims against the church that the Schullers filed in Bankruptcy Court. FOR THE RECORD: Crystal Cathedral: An article in the March 11 California section about Robert H. Schuller's departure from the board of the Crystal Cathedral said that he founded the church 42 years ago. The television ministry began 42 years ago, but Schuller founded the church 57 years ago, in 1955.
NEWS
September 3, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a massive outpouring of support for the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, President Bush and hundreds of well-wishers nationwide bombarded the Crystal Cathedral with telephone calls Monday expressing their concern for the ailing televangelist and offering prayers for his speedy recovery. Dozens of church volunteers filtered into the Crystal Cathedral administrative offices throughout the day to handle the flood of inquiries about Schuller's condition that jammed church phone lines.
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December 8, 2001 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world of televangelism is stained by audacity, bad taste and greed. Then there are the harder-to-pin figures like Robert Schuller. The bubbly, respected preacher--a socially conscious optimist who has held court with presidents and foreign leaders--is about as controversial as a beagle puppy. Yet even Schuller has taken his lumps, particularly for building the impressive and expensive Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.
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March 6, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Time
Vendors who have been waiting for years to be paid after Crystal Cathedral Ministries fell into bankruptcy could see further delays because of a financial dispute involving church founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and some family members. Schuller; his wife Arvella; daughter Carol Schuller Milner; and her husband, Timothy Milner, have filed a number of claims in Bankruptcy Court alleging that the church owes them money for copyright infringement, intellectual property violations and unpaid contracts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Whenever clergy from Asia, South America or Europe visit Roman Catholic Bishop Tod Brown in Orange County, they all want to see one church, but not one of Brown's. They want to see the Crystal Cathedral. For decades, the architectural landmark — famous for its 10,000 panes of glass and 236-foot bell tower — has been synonymous with the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his "Hour of Power" broadcasts. That is about to change. Last month, the Crystal Cathedral property became the future home of the diocese after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale for $57.5 million.
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