The AP reports that the massive Crystal Cathedral and its television ministry is having financial trouble. “Members often tie their donations to the pastor, not the institution, said Nancy Ammerman, a sociologist of religion at Boston University.”
If I were a Christian, I would wonder whether such fancy spending is really what Christian living is all about. I mean, have you seen the place?
People should be free to give away their money to whomever they please. But the fact that many seem to give it away to a forceful personality raises questions about their motives. It’s pretty sad if you’ve got nothing better to do with your l life than sit around watching some demagogue ask for your money to do “God’s” work.