Official ULC Sermons

By sharing thoughts and ideas from all across the religious and spiritual spectrum, we hope to educate, enlighten, and inform our ministers. As an interfaith church, we strive to find common ground that unites us across any divide. The sermons posted below draw from the inspirational teachings of a wide variety of faiths and belief systems.

However, there are so many sermon topics worthy of discussion, and we simply don’t have the resources to cover them all. Therefore, we'd like to invite our ministers to contribute to this growing forum of ideas.

If there is a topic which interests you, and that you think others would enjoy reading about, we encourage you to write your own sermon and submit it to us! To do this, please email sermons@themonastery.org. All submitted sermons will be considered for publication. If you’re interested in submitting something but need help getting started, we offer some helpful tips on how to write a sermon.

December 7th, 2015
No matter which direction you look anymore, it seems like you're staring straight at death. As the attacks seem to increase in frequency, so too does the familiar refrain we hear in response. "Pray for Syria" "Pray for Paris" "Pray for San Bernardino"  Continue Reading »
November 2nd, 2015
The final week of October, hosting Halloween, Samhain, and Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, has been associated with the dead for hundreds of years. During this pivotal week in Autumn, millions of people around the world pause to remember, honor, respect, and Continue Reading »
June 1st, 2015
This is written from a conservative Christian perspective Demons have been portrayed in various ways in human culture and media, but the biblical understanding of a demon is a supernatural being who is subservient to Satan. They, like Satan, were once a Continue Reading »
March 2nd, 2015
From a Christian perspective, there are many elements in Fifty Shades of Grey that are alarming. The movie has made its way from the printed page to the big screen this past Valentine’s Day. The film has enjoyed large success, earning more in it’s opening Continue Reading »
February 24th, 2015
"By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you." - 1 Corinthians 15:2 What is the Gospel? Most of us have a general idea of what the gospel is, but for the most part, the term “gospel” has various meanings. In a general se Continue Reading »
October 27th, 2014
Of all the religions of the world, Islam is perhaps the most often misunderstood, especially by Western audiences. Yet Islam is the closest, both ideologically and geographically, to the major Western religions. Islam falls in the Abrahamic family of reli Continue Reading »
May 22nd, 2014
At last we have come to the center, the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins: Pride. “Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads t Continue Reading »
May 1st, 2014
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read the word? You probably thought of a lazy person, or the animal that shares the name. It's true that lazy people are slothful, but the true definition of the word is a bit more complicated. Back duri Continue Reading »
April 17th, 2014
“Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, inasmuch as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.” So wrote Thomas Aquinas, the immensely influential philosopher and theologian. This is an excellent summary of what happens whe Continue Reading »