a flame burning representing spiritual renewal
July 22nd, 2019

How do you know your spiritual beliefs are the right spiritual beliefs? What if there is more out there than you know? The following guest sermon was submitted by ULC Minister Lori A. Mongillo. Continue reading

Amazon prime day deals
July 16th, 2019

It’s no secret that Americans love to spend money on things. From the latest-model smartphones, to flat screen TVs, to fancy blenders that make the best margaritas (or so the packaging claims), we daily fight the urge to buy shiny new products that promise to improve our lives. It’s worth considering: has shopping replaced other faiths as America’s biggest religion? Continue reading

A barbed wire fence at the U.S. Mexico border
July 11th, 2019

The treatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Trump Administration’s treatment of them is spurring discussion across the country. Two ULC ministers recently weighed in on the issue, from different sides of the aisle. Their comments are reproduced here. Continue reading

The interior of a Catholic cathedral
June 14th, 2019

Abuse allegations against Catholic clergymen seem never ending. We invited two ULC ministers to debate if the church deserves to lose the public’s trust. Continue reading

An old bible open on a desk
June 7th, 2019

Nearly everyone has heard of the seven deadly sins. But many might be surprised at their origin. Continue reading

Angry Christian man
April 24th, 2019

Some Christians have been known to call their political opponents “snowflakes.” But when offended themselves, their skin seems to become surprisingly thin. What gives? Continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI sitting
April 15th, 2019

In a recent letter, Pope Benedict sought to pin the epidemic of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on the sexual revolution of the 1960s. We examine the veracity of
this head-scratching claim. Continue reading

Winter wedding ceremony
March 6th, 2019

A wedding planner details how an experience with a tardy wedding officiant prompted her to get ordained online. This decision paid off not long afterward when another officiant bailed last-minute and she had to step in and save the day. Continue reading

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