Articles Tagged Faith - ULC Blog

People of most faiths believe in the power of God or some other cosmic power to provide the things they need or want in life. The phrase "God is in control" is bandied about among churchgoers, often intended as comfort. ...

Category: Religion Superstitions

Many communities of faith have feast days and yearly rituals that they observe. For Christian denominations that follow the liturgical calendar every year, each season has its own color, significance and traditions. The ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Faith communities, particularly in Western cultures, tend to focus on aspects of spiritual well-being. While strengthening faith is certainly a noble pursuit, it is also important to keep a broader view of the whole pers ...

Category: Spirituality

Having new people attend your worship service is exciting. It tells you that people are saying good things about what you are doing or at least that your advertisements are working. If you have been in church leadership ...

Category: Religion

Learning how to pray takes practice. Even people who grow up in a strong faith community often have seasons when they don't know what to say or how to relate to God. There are many guides on how to pray effectively and m ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Getting married comes with quite a few benefits, but that doesn't mean that joining your life with someone else's is going to be easy. Having a partner who practices a different faith can add both an extra layer of intri ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

In Galatians, the Apostle Paul lists joy as one of the fruits of the spirit, or one of the ways you can know the spirit of God is present. It makes sense, then, that believers would pursue joy in their own lives. What i ...

Category: Spirituality

Many believers fear doubt. This feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction can certainly be unsettling, particularly when no one with whom you worship seems to have the same struggle. It can be especially upsetting if ...

Category: Religion

The buying and selling of goods and services ideally allows those who work to earn a livable wage that supports all their families' needs. This is not always the case, though. Supporting fair trade practices both individ ...

Category: Morality Religion

Western cultures often separate the body, mind, soul and spirit, focusing on the things that are good for each as different practices. Research shows, however, that they are more connected than people often realize. Fait ...

Category: Science Spirituality