Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading

Person injection drugs
November 5th, 2018

The Church of Safe Injection is combating the opioid crisis by handing out sterile needles, overdose medication – and bibles, just for good measure. But some say this approach only enables addicts and promotes long-term addiction. Continue reading

Jesus holding a football
August 31st, 2018

Baptist Preacher Ernie Spence was walking by an athletic field on a recent Sunday afternoon and was shocked to discover a youth football game underway. So disgusted was Spence that these kids were not in church, he picked up his cell phone and began filming a wild rant about how football will be the downfall of our God-fearing republic. Continue reading

Men carrying a funeral casket
August 10th, 2018

A Virginia mother is speaking out after her son’s funeral was interrupted by police, who raided the church and arrested her son’s best friend before he could give a eulogy. Should the cops have been more respectful to the deceased? Continue reading

Seth Owen
August 6th, 2018

After two Baptist parents discovered their high school son was gay, he was forced out of the house. Then they refused to help him pay for college. But just when it seemed things couldn’t get much worse, the story went viral – and everything changed. Continue reading

Female victim of domestic abuse
May 10th, 2018

A Baptist church leader has come under fire after old sermons resurfaced revealing backwards views about sexuality, divorce, and domestic abuse. Despite growing pressure to step down, Patterson has only doubled down on his claims. 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

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