The ‘Good Idea’-Driven Church is An "Idea Problem"
Via Al Mohler, I learn this:
In his 1986 book, Your Church Has a Fantastic Future, [Robert] Schuller provided what he called “A Possibility Thinker’s Guide to a Successful Church.” The book is a manual for a ministry built on pure pragmatism, sensationalistic promotion, a therapeutic message, and a constant and incessant focus on thinking positively.
His message about money was simple: “No church has a money problem; churches only have idea problems,” he asserted.
As most of those who keep up with the headlines know, Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral has declared bankruptcy.
I guess he ran out of ideas.
Any church founded on a pastor’s good ideas will ultimately fail; but it is spiritually bankrupt from the start.