Begin Your Free Ordination

Universal Life Church Blog

Calendar reads May 29

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

May 23rd, 2017

Peacemaking is one of the key themes in the Bible. In Matthew 5:9, Jesus tells his followers, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” In Romans 12:18, Paul writes, “If possible, so far as it … Continue reading

A doctor in a medical environment

Faith Groups Respond to GOP’s AHCA

May 23rd, 2017

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in hopes of replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The AHCA is waiting for the Senate to act on it. Time magazine believes that the AHCA faces … Continue reading

A Christian man deep in thought

Taking a Day of Rest Without Feeling Guilty

May 20th, 2017

If you’re like most people, you probably find it hard to take a day off. And when you do take a day for yourself, you might feel guilty because you have so many things on your plate. What you may … Continue reading

Stop homophobia sign

IDAHO for LGBT Rights

May 17th, 2017

On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

A poster of the Oklahoma City skyline

Historical Churches in Oklahoma City

May 10th, 2017

Last month, Oklahoma remembered the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah bombing. On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At about 9:02 a.m., the truck … Continue reading

A silhouette of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Clergy Stand Up Against Predatory Lending

May 8th, 2017

Predatory lending is defined as “any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a … Continue reading

A sample of halal food

Christians in Kenya Choosing Halal Food

May 6th, 2017

Many countries in Africa have a high percentage of Muslims, but Kenya is an anomaly. In this country, Christians are the predominant religion. It’s estimated that almost 85 percent of the population identifies as Christian. Islam is the second most … Continue reading

A crown of thorns representing Christian suffering

Christian Persecution

May 5th, 2017

The University of Notre Dame released a report in April called “Under Caesar’s Sword,” which outlines a global investigation into Christian persecution. Not only did 17 scholars examine Christian persecution around the world, they also examined how Christians respond to … Continue reading

An elderly person praying

Elderly Americans in the Church

May 3rd, 2017

The Administration for Community Living designates May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud,” a commitment to listening to what the older generation has to say. ACL recommends taking time this month to listen to the … Continue reading

South Carolina churches

Enjoy a Historic Tour of Charleston Through the Churches

May 1st, 2017

In 2015, Charleston, South Carolina, made headlines when nine people were killed in a church by a white supremacist. The shooter targeted the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is one of the oldest black congregations in the U.S. Charleston … Continue reading