Should You Observe the Sabbath?

October 26th, 2015

The Importance of Resting on the Sabbath The Sabbath day is a day of the week that many religious people observe. It is seen as a day of rest; a time that people can take a break from hectic schedules … Continue reading

The Meaning of Color

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August 31st, 2015

The power of color to influence our behaviors and attitudes has been established by science and magnified by literature. Color plays a tremendous role in all of our lives, and has, since ancient times, been used as a way of … Continue reading

The Fires of Baltimore

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

Grave Concerns

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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

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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

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

Minister Resolutions for the New Year

December 29th, 2014

The New Year is upon us and as we gather to celebrate with our friends and families, you will undoubtedly hear about resolutions. January 1st brings with it a renewed focus on the possibilities for the future. Universal Life Church … Continue reading

Responding to the Death of Fred Phelps

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March 24th, 2014

“God Hates Fags”. The phrase has become synonymous with bigotry in the United States, particularly the fundamentalist Christian cult known as the Westboro Baptist Church. A new chapter in the church’s history began on the 19th of March with the … Continue reading

Do “Hellish Beliefs” Cause Unhappiness?

March 3rd, 2014

Does belief in hell affect your emotional state? Previous research has suggested that countries where there is a strong belief in a punitive afterlife experience less crime and more economic prosperity, but it seems there is a trade-off—people who dwell … Continue reading