Person meditating
December 4th, 2018

In life there will be times that try our patience. There will be that person that cuts you off in traffic. There will be that person that takes 87,000 items into the “express” lane at the market when the sign clearly says 15 items or less. It’s how we respond to such situations that matters, writes guest author Horace Troutman. Continue reading

Death penalty by hanging
November 9th, 2018

Guest sermon: The same Christian politicians and legislators who adamantly support capital punishment keep winning election after election virtue-signalling about their so-called “pro-life” views. How does that work? Continue reading

The Nun poster
October 26th, 2018

Horror flick ‘The Nun’ hit movie theaters this fall, and some critics latched onto the demonic possession scenes in the movie as a metaphor for the plague of scandals infesting the Catholic Church. Continue reading

Transgender athlete racing
August 2nd, 2018

A transgender runner sparked controversy by blowing away her all-female competition. Now, two ULC ministers have asked to weigh in on the heated debate over inclusion of trans athletes. You decide: who makes the better case? Continue reading

New Beginnings logo
July 24th, 2018

Today, domestic violence is understood as a far more complex issue than it once was. Instead of being seen as a couple’s personal business, and thus not worth meddling with, our society now fully recognizes the insidious nature of the problem and how outside assistance can be a lifesaver – literally – for victims of abuse. Continue reading

Preacher receiving money from heaven
June 6th, 2018

After news that another preacher has asked his followers to buy him a private jet, we examine how the “prosperity gospel” aligns with Christian values. Are these preachers truly doing the Lord’s work, as they claim, or simply putting on a “holy act” to squeeze money out of naïve followers? Continue reading

Trump vs. MS-13
May 17th, 2018

President Trump drew swift condemnation across much of social media for his recent remarks about Hispanic gang members that illegally enter the United States. Responding to a question about a notoriously violent gang known as MS-13, he called them “animals.” Did his remarks cross a line? Continue reading

Death of religion graveyard
May 17th, 2018

Religion in America is dying. It’s about time. After being wielded as a weapon to enslave Africans, displace Native Americans, subjugate women, suppress LGBTQ communities and shelter abusers of women and children, we should welcome its decline with celebratory acclaim, writes ULC guest contributor Angela Winkler. Continue reading

Older person reading a Bible
March 23rd, 2018

The following guest sermon was submitted by Jason Lewis. All ULC Ministers are invited to contribute their own sermons for consideration/publication. To submit a sermon, please email it to sermons@themonastery.org. If a loved one or friend is getting older and no … Continue reading

Apocalypse
March 16th, 2018

Hollywood and science fiction have long convinced us that ‘post-apocalyptic’ is a dark and dreary adjective, but it doesn’t have to be, argues our latest guest writer. What if the Apocalypse could actually bring about some good? Continue reading