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The Universal Life Church Monastery is the only interfaith ministry worldwide that opens its doors to all who seek to become an ordained minister or wedding officiant. We enable all faiths; Christian, Jew, Mormon, Pagan, Wiccan, Baptists, and Atheists to join our Church. We are a non-denominational congregation of children from the same universe.

Summoning the Demon

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November 20th, 2014

Elon Musk has been a thinker and innovator his whole life. He cofounded the online service of PayPal in his twenties. He built the luxury electric car company, Tesla Motors, where he now serves as CEO and chief product architect. … Continue reading

Take the Babies?

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November 10th, 2014

A common adage reminds us that it takes a village to raise a child. It follows that when a parent or parents are unable (for whatever reason) to adequately care for that child, the village becomes responsible for rearing him or … Continue reading

God Made Gays

Pope Protests
November 10th, 2014

Vatican City, Vatican – This month, Pope Francis recently sent tremors through the Catholic Church. Bishops and other religious leaders gathered to discuss issues concerning families at the Synod. Though in the end, hardly any official doctrine was changed, one … Continue reading

Tradition vs Inspiration: On God, Gays, and Divorce

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October 20th, 2014

For progressive Catholics, it was yet another resounding victory—or so it seemed. The pope had issued a statement seeking even greater acceptance of gay people and remarried Catholics. Before the media fanfare had died down, though, conservative Catholics responded to … Continue reading

Heaven’s Bloodlust

Pakistani Talibans get military training at the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan
October 6th, 2014

A recent ISIS video begins with a group of men as they come into focus, beating on the door of a Syrian policeman’s home at midnight. He answers and is grabbed, shackled, and blindfolded with a bag over his face. … Continue reading

Religious People Aren’t More Righteous, Study Says

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October 1st, 2014

Religious people might not be the paragon of virtue and morality that some think they are, according to a recent study. The study suggests they are just as likely to behave badly as secular people. Whether they like it or … Continue reading

If God Destroyed the Universe

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September 17th, 2014

It sounds like something straight out of a science-fiction novel—a shockwave rips through space, obliterating all matter in its path and re-constituting it in new and bizarre ways. In fact, it is not a work of science-fiction, but the musings … Continue reading

ISIS’s Genocidal War in the Middle East

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September 17th, 2014

As each day brings more terrible news from the Middle East, a war-weary American public may be tempted to look the other way. This is understandable because of the brutal and unusually evil nature of ISIS, even by middle-eastern standards. … Continue reading

Mars Hill and Minister Integrity

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September 10th, 2014

Ministers are central figures in the lives of many. Parishioners look up to their local clergy for wisdom, guidance, and advice on spiritual matters. To say the least, it comes as a shock, then, when the moral integrity of a … Continue reading

A Ballot or a Bullet?

Ferguson Protest, courtesy of Elvert Barnes
September 8th, 2014

America continues to quiver in the aftermath of the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier in August. The non-stop media coverage of the ongoing protests in the small St. Louis suburb only serves to perpetuate the … Continue reading