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.

Jack O' Lantern in the forest
October 18th, 2019

It’s October, which means that almost anywhere you go, you’ll see signs of Halloween. From spooky decorations around the neighborhood, to carved pumpkins adorning front porches, to giant bags of candy piled high in supermarket aisles, it’s impossible to miss the festivities which culminate on October 31st. But why do we celebrate this holiday in the first place? Continue reading

A Halloween store selling decorations and costumes
October 17th, 2019

A Texas pastor found himself in hot water after publicly urging his followers to ensure Halloween gets a surprising Christian twist this year. Pastor David Grisham Jr. used his Facebook page to spread the word about a fantastic plan he’d crafted to help convert nonbelievers and “lukewarm Christians” who participate in “pagan celebrations like Halloween.” Continue reading

Creepy Haunted House
October 17th, 2019

Every October, churches across the country host their own biblical twist on the haunted house. ‘Hell Houses’ are designed to scare teens into following Jesus by showing graphic depictions of sins like racism, gun violence, and sexual abuse. Now the world’s most controversial hell house is opening its doors for yet another Halloween season, and some are wondering if fear really is the best motivator for belief in Jesus. Continue reading

Protesters at US Supreme Court
October 11th, 2019

For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case about the employment rights of transgender individuals. The case involves a transgender woman who was fired from her job after announcing her transition and refusing to wear male clothes to work. With two new appointees by President Trump, how will the new court rule? Continue reading