A hand erasing the word faith on a black board
October 1st, 2019

A new report from two Christian organizations shows that Millennials are leaving Christianity in droves. Calling it “the largest single generational loss of faith in American history,” the report’s authors are suggesting Christians mobilize fast if they want to hold on to some of those young believers. Continue reading

an LGBT pride flag flying in front a church
June 14th, 2019

The Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study found that LGBT adults are losing their religion- and those that still believe often feel unwelcome in church. Is a lack of Evangelical acceptance driving LGBT adults away from church pews? Continue reading

Clackamas Church of Christ sign
June 11th, 2019

The Clackamas United Church of Christ in Milwaukee, Oregon has managed to unite Muslims, African Americans, the LGBT community, and many more groups in its quest to build up a dwindling congregation. The magic ingredient: eye-catching and uplifting messages on its roadside sign. Continue reading

A person reading a Bible verse on a smartphone
May 15th, 2019

Life in the digital age revolves around smartphones and internet connections. Now some tech-savvy churches are using unique approaches to capitalize on our digital dependence. Continue reading

Gaming preacher
July 31st, 2018

Video game preaching is taking the world of online gaming by storm, with some individuals gaining thousands of followers. Now the question becomes: will the future of worship involve sitting on a couch? Continue reading

April 12th, 2018

By almost every measure, women are more religious than men. They have stronger beliefs, pray more frequently, and even go to church more often. With churches struggling to get men back in the pews, some experts worry what the future may hold. 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

Facebook icon towering over other major religions.
August 31st, 2017

Regardless of their religious beliefs, people are worshiping more and more – just not in the manner you might think. They don’t worship by going to church, praying to God, or reading a religious text. They do it by opening Facebook. Continue reading

A sign promoting Pokemon outside a church
July 25th, 2016

If you own a smartphone, watch the news, or are active on social media, then you have undoubtedly heard about the new craze that’s sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go. The popular franchise’s latest release takes the form of an augmented-reality … Continue reading