Dove carrying peace symbol
February 14th, 2019

A guest writer to the ULC blog encourages fellow ministers to join in regular spiritual gatherings to promote a peaceful future. Continue reading

Indiana Superintendent Casey Smitherman
January 25th, 2019

Religious teachings often press us to help those in need if we are able to do so. The Bible famously includes a parable dedicated to this very idea. But what happens when assuming the role of Good Samaritan goes terribly wrong? One Indiana woman found out the hard way. Continue reading

Members of the Universal Life Church
January 11th, 2019

Membership in the Universal Life Church represents the invaluable right to freedom of religion, and we must defend this right when challenged by traditional bodies who view the ULC as illegitimate, argues guest writer Mark DeFillo. Continue reading

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