Churchgoers exchanging gossip.
December 2nd, 2016

This guest sermon was written by an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. All ULC Ministers are invited to contribute their own sermons for consideration/publication. To do this, please email sermons@themonastery.org. “You shall not bear false witness against your … Continue reading

Playing the blame game can lead to shame.
November 16th, 2016

If you’ve ever had kids, you know the oldest argument in the book. “He started it.” “No, she started it.” Or maybe you left the stove on and burned dinner. You might try to find someone else to blame it … Continue reading

Westboro picketing Kim Davis.
October 27th, 2016

Westboro Baptist Church is picketing the workplace of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. The virtually universally loathed group, known for protesting anything from the funerals of American soldiers to the San Diego Comic-Con, leveled a new accusation that Davis was … Continue reading

An alien being interviewed in a short film which warns about the dangers of religious dogma.
September 1st, 2016

There’s a video that has been circulating recently online that purports to show an interview with an alien in a dark room of Roswell’s Area 51 in the year 1964. A man off-camera poses several questions to the creature about … Continue reading

smart tattoos could lead to mark of the beast
August 18th, 2016

Nowadays technology is getting smaller, more powerful, and more convenient. If there’s one thing to be said about this generation, it’s that we love our gadgets. From smart phones to drones, we’ve come a long way in just the past ten years. On … Continue reading

Map of Middle East showing potential location for the Garden of Eden.
August 12th, 2016

The Garden of Eden is a well-recognized name in the religious world. Although it features prominently in the Bible, parallel examples are found in other religions, too. Due to its notoriety, the Garden of Eden has immense significance to many. … Continue reading

Evangelical voters supporting Trump
August 1st, 2016

  When voters go to the polls, they tend to look for a politician who “shares their values”. In America, these values are often centered around religious beliefs. Thus, a candidate’s faith can have a significant impact on how people … Continue reading

bible
February 29th, 2016

Republicans in Idaho are looking to use the Bible as a classroom reference tool. Senator Sheryl Nuxoll is introducing a bill that will allow public schools to refer to the Bible as a reference in a wide variety of subjects, … Continue reading

the Focus on the Family technique
February 18th, 2016

When we see a screaming kid at the grocery store, we almost reflexively start questioning the disciplinary bona fides of the parents. We are all so sure that if that were our kid, it wouldn’t be acting up like that, … Continue reading

syringe, death penalty, religion, church, Bible, execution
April 27th, 2015

For many years, lethal injection has been the preferred method of state-sanctioned executions in America’s prisons, but that may not be true for long. The ethics of lethal injection have been called into question multiple times in the past decade … Continue reading