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Meaningful Wedding Vows

Ministers in the Universal Life Church will often be asked to participate in wedding planning as well as perform the ceremony itself. Writing vows can be tricky for some folks; while it may take some time for inspiration ...

Category: Weddings

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Gluttony and the Age-old Battle Against Excess

Many of us are relieved at the prospect of Lent ending on 19 April. It means the end of ritual fasting and the chance once again to indulge the senses. Although gluttony has traditionally been regarded as one of the Seve ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation

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The Real Noah’s Ark, $73 Million

There are many different ways for people to celebrate their faiths, whether they are Jewish, Mormon, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim or anything in between. Those who chose to exercise their beliefs in the context of an orga ...

Category: Religion

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Weird Wedding Rings

You found your soul mate, the one person you are destined to spend the rest of your life with. However, between planning your wedding, sending out invitations, deciding upon your cake, and other food, you still have one ...

Category: Weddings

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The Boundaries of Religious Liberty

The recent anti-gay bills in the Arizona and Kansas legislatures purport to defend the ancient concept of religious liberty, or more broadly, "freedom of conscience". This is a misunderstanding, if we can use that word t ...

Category: Equal Rights

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Survival of Fittest: Evolution vs Creation

Earlier this week, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" debated Creation Museum founder Ken Ham at Ham's facility in Kentucky. The two discussed if creationism as a literal interpretation of the Bible is a viable model for explain ...

Category: Science

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Man of the Year: Pope Francis

Since Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome in February, he has been drawing a younger crowd to the Catholic faith with his more moderate and even liberal views on controversial political topics. Since he began his pap ...

Category: Gay Weddings Religion

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Where Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Went Wrong - Universal Life Church

In this past month's news the patriarch of beloved reality television family of 'Duck Dynasty' publicly spoke against the gay lifestyle. He cites the bible as his main source of information about his own ethical represen ...

Category: Morality

LGBT Discrimination

Threats to the American Family

64551407](/assets/ulc/blog/scaled/red-blue-usa.jpg){.alignleft .size-medium .wp-image-7542 width=300 height=294}As a wedding officiant, you may be asked to perform a ceremony of which you disapprove. You are encouraged t ...

Category: Religion

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How to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year has somewhat mystical origins; it is based on the ancient lunar-solar calendar and is a time to honor heavenly deities and ancestors. Along with the general day off of work and traditions of feasting w ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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