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

Political protest silhouette
February 20th, 2018

Since the presidential election, a lot of relationships have been sacrificed and things have come out into the open that would otherwise be left hidden in a deep dark closet. These nasty ideas have been given oxygen, and the consequences have been brutal. Continue reading

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles
February 9th, 2018

If God spent Super Bowl Sunday kicking back with platters of divine snacks and enjoying the fruits of His media marvel creation, He did so without as doubt as to who would win.There was no miraculous helmet catch. No immaculate reception. But regardless, his fingerprints were all over this game. Continue reading

Man watching porn on his laptop
December 28th, 2017

Has your husband, father, or perhaps even your pastor experienced a surprising change of mind toward abortion?  If so, you may want to take a peek in his browsing history. Continue reading

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

A rosary hanging around a gun.
November 7th, 2017

Does religion, by nature, breed violent believers? The evidence speaks for itself. Muslims carry out violent attacks in the hopes of furthering a bloody Islamic crusade. Christians commit acts of violence against nonbelievers after receiving messages from God. Every day, blood is spilled in the name of one deity or another around the world. Continue reading