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

Cross made of money
April 10th, 2018

Two prominent religious leaders are facing charges of embezzlement and fraud. In both cases, it seems these holy men – widely admired in their respective communities – managed to exploit the faith of their followers while using God and their own reputations as cover. 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

Penn. Church leaders holding a blessing ceremony for guns
March 1st, 2018

Worshippers gathered yesterday at a Pennsylvania church to participate in a “mass blessing ceremony” for their AR-15 rifles. Attendees wore crowns fashioned from bullets, drank holy wine, and clutched firearms during the worship service. Continue reading

Adam holding a rifle
February 22nd, 2018

Some say that we should strive for a peaceful society that’s less obsessed with guns. Others argue that gun rights are a mandate from heaven. In the wake of another mass shooting, we pose the question: is gun ownership a God-given right? Continue reading

December 28th, 2017

Another year in the books! As we inch closer to January 1st, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on all that happened in 2017. From revelations of sexual abuse by people in powerful places, to intense debates over … Continue reading

News headlines in the aftermath of the Texas church shooting
November 9th, 2017

26 churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas were slaughtered when a gunman entered the building and opened fire. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting online conversations were dominated not by the topic of gun control, but prayer. Continue reading

Javier Flores
October 16th, 2017

Countless people report being “saved” by Christ each year, but one Philadelphia man took the opportunity quite literally. When a deportation order was issued in his name, Javier Flores sought refuge from ICE agents in a local church. The pastor … Continue reading

Washington National Cathedral in D.C.
September 11th, 2017

In the wake of a national discussion about controversial monuments and statues, Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital has decided to remove two stained-glass windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Church leaders agreed that … 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