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Right-wing fundamentalist Pat Robertson has been known to say some downright odious things on behalf of his faith. No doubt many of our own ministers ordained online are familiar. Recently he said that divorcing a spouse ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

A curious story was covered in Sunday's edition of the CBS Morning Show--an emerging art and literary movement called "steampunk". The movement might be described as a re-imagining of Victorian Britain which includes Vic ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation Morality Science Spirituality Technology

Conan O'Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O'Brien ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Freedom of Religion Social Equality Weddings

Jesus said: "No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth." Matthew 6:24 Here in Seattle, we are ...

Category: Morality Politics

This last week was a tough one for those who oppose the death penalty on moral grounds: i.e. thou shalt not kill. We saw two very different men put to death in two southern states. These men and their circumstances cou ...

Category: Social Justice

Like the controversial "moral" issues of abortion and gay marriage, the debate concerning the usage of stem cells is not likely to subside any time soon. The argument pits two deeply-entrenched parties with firm ideolo ...

Category: Politics Christianity

History was made on July 24th, 2011 by the Pop Up Chapel and the ULC got to be there for it. Though we ordain hundreds of people every day, the Universal Life Church rarely gets to witness the weddings performed by our ...

Category: Equal Rights Gay Weddings

The Universal Life Church has been intrigued by "phantom Bible verses" and other phenomena that exemplify using religion to further human ends, here is Bart D. Ehrman's take on it. Prolific and provocative Bible Scholar ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation ULC Books Christianity

Ministers as young as four spread the word of God on new TV show At the age of just 21 months, Kanon Tipton of Grenada, MS spoke the word of God in front of his father's Pentecostal congregation, or at least according t ...

Category: Spirituality

Online-ordained ministers of the ULC are helping to make gay marriage a reality While straight men and women from across the country have become lawfully married thanks to the services of Universal Life Church Ministrie ...

Category: Gay Weddings