Articles Tagged Spirituality - ULC Blog

A welcoming church is one that not only accepts everyone but celebrates who they are. No matter how inviting your website or welcome packet is, visitors are unlikely to return if they don't feel like they will be underst ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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

The process of finding a new church is very different than it was ten years ago. Nowadays, most people research online rather than in person, so churches need to make sure that information is conveyed effectively.

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Trying to bridge the gap between people of different faiths can be a daunting task. Even if you can identify some shared core values, the way you express those values may appear to be in opposition with another's express ...

Category: Religion Christianity

Goats get a bad rap in the Bible, both metaphorically and literally.  But goats can represent a shortcoming of Christianity; picking out groups to be shunned and ostracized does not embrace the message of Jesus.

Category: Religion

Most church leaders would love to stay focused on the organization's mission and helping others in the community. The reality, however, is that without adequate numbers of regular attendees, some of those projects wouldn ...

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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

New believers are often enthusiastic and inspired as they learn how to incorporate faith into their lives. After a while, though, your practice can get stale as the simple answers that comforted you in the beginning no l ...

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 ...

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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