Presidential advisor Jared Kushner
January 4th, 2018

In an explosive new book titled “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” author Michael Wolff reports that Jared Kushner, one of the president’s senior advisors and husband of Ivanka Trump, is a ULC minister. Anyone who feels so-called … Continue reading

Pope Francis speaks with reporters on the papal plane.
September 14th, 2017

In the wake of the White House’s decision to end the DACA program, Pope Francis had a sharp message for Donald Trump. If the president is truly “pro-life”, said Francis, then he cannot allow the children of immigrants – known commonly as “Dreamers” – to be thrown out of the country. Continue reading

A Bible with an American flag
August 10th, 2017

President Trump’s nominee for “Religious Freedom Ambassador” is causing extreme consternation among the LGBT community and its advocates. The president’s pick is Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a man who critics say poses a distinct threat to LGBT rights. If confirmed, … Continue reading

Transgender members of the military in other countries
August 8th, 2017

The recent decision by President Trump to ban all transgender people from the military caused quite the stir. Social media immediately lit up with passionate responses on both sides of the issue. Supporters of the ban were thrilled that the … Continue reading

Christians protest the government's plan to deport refugees.
July 17th, 2017

Throughout President Trump’s political campaign he made countless references to the dangers of Islam and the threat it posed to Christians around the world – especially those living in the Middle East. In Iraq, Egypt, and other countries around the … Continue reading

President Trump signing an executive order on religious freedom
May 4th, 2017

President Trump marked the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order making it easier for churches to take an active role in politics. The order gives churches much wider leeway to engage in political speech and endorse specific candidates. Continue reading

Church collection plate being used for political contributions.
February 2nd, 2017

President Trump told a gathering of religious leaders that his administration will “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment – an IRS rule which prevents churches from endorsing specific candidates running for office. Some people think the rule change will have unintended consequences. Should churches be allowed to get involved with politics? Continue reading

Border walls are one sign of isolationism.
January 30th, 2017

In countries all around the world today there is a growing movement urging a retreat from “globalism” – the focus on global issues and international relationships. These feelings have clearly been lurking under the surface for some time, but proponents of this ideology have become increasingly vocal – and influential – over the past few years. Continue reading

August 11th, 2016

Athletes from around the world gathered in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Most had trained for years, overcoming obstacles in their struggles to finally set foot in Maracanã, the primary stadium and home of the … Continue reading

Those who propagate anger claim to have all the answers
June 8th, 2016

This 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. We are lucky enough to live in a society … Continue reading