The Universal Life Church Blog

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.

The Fires of Baltimore

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May 5th, 2015

Here we go again. What compels people to burn down their own neighborhoods, to smash windows of innocent shop owners, to rampage and set cars ablaze? Are the Baltimore riots just old-school-rioting, or is it the foreboding sign of an … Continue reading

Undermining Traditional Marriage

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May 5th, 2015

Is same-sex marriage part of a redefinition of an age old institution? That’s an easy one: yes. Gays and their allies should just give up trying to combat that charge. Marriage has been around since well before the United States. … Continue reading

Kill ‘Em All?

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April 27th, 2015

For many years, lethal injection has been the preferred method of state-sanctioned executions in America’s prisons, but that may not be true for long. The ethics of lethal injection have been called into question multiple times in the past decade … Continue reading

Grave Concerns

segregated burial grounds
April 23rd, 2015

Is Heaven segregated? Is there one section reserved for blacks and perhaps a separate, but equal section for whites? I think most of us would be quick to say that this isn’t the case, supposing we believe in the afterlife. … Continue reading

Global Meltdown

melted earth
April 21st, 2015

Global warming exists. At least so say the vast majority of scientists. Sometimes called climate change, it is the phenomenon of the overall average temperature of the planet going up as a result of carbon dioxide trapping heat and throwing … Continue reading

Broken Down Politics

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April 16th, 2015

In politics we assume that when we see one side as wrong, the other side must be right. Reality doesn’t always conform to that notion and often times, both sides are wrong. We hear complaints about government from folks of … Continue reading

Death in the Sky, the Pilot Suicide Crisis

Pilot suicide and murder in the skies
March 31st, 2015

Our staff here at the Universal Life Church was profoundly saddened by the revelation that the crash of Germanwings 9525 appears to have been deliberate. According to the New York Times (upon investigator’s review of the cockpit recordings recovered from … Continue reading

Religious Freedom Laws and the New Battle For Equality

Religious freedom laws challenge LGBT equality
March 30th, 2015

Today, a majority of states in the U.S. have marriage equality, but in some states it’s getting harder for LGBT people to go about their lives. In a growing number of places around the country, businesses run by people who … Continue reading

Belief in Hell Linked with Sadness

oddly enough this idea doesn't make people chipper
March 6th, 2015

Is belief in hell bad for your mental well-being? Are we better off if we ditch the concept of eternal damnation altogether? These were the questions behind a recent survey that looked at the link between belief in hell and … Continue reading

The Marriage Fight in Alabama

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February 27th, 2015

Years ago, Alabama, like many states, took a stand for conservative Biblical principles by defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. That’s why for proponents of marriage equality, it was almost too good to be true when … Continue reading