Seminary Program

This is where we post the essays from many of our Universal Life Church Seminary students. When students finish a ULC course, they write a comprehensive essay about their experiences with the course, what they learned, didn't learn, were inspired by, etc. Here are their essays.

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Monday, May 26, 2008


This course was designed to learn how to minister to the scientific community or even to the traditional religious believer.

As quoted in Lesson 4… “When we tap into that universal God energy we can produce any kind of miracle”. I believe this is true. There were many philosophical viewpoints covered in this course. I thought it interesting that science and Marxism, Socialism and Communism was lopped into the same philosophical

thought patterns though it shouldn’t be surprising as most scientist are atheists. I suppose if one was to minister to the likes of these thought systems in a way, would be nailed to the cross as the author of this course purports through his own testimony. I am happy that my ministering work attracts those who are open to the spiritual path and are perhaps looking for their specialty or new levels of growth to enhance their abilities.

With that said, this course was one of the hardest to get through because it was a dark analogy of what a

“spiritual” person is expected to go through as being nailed to the cross. It sounded more like punishment then the rewards of Light and Love and joy that comes with being spiritual, or an enlightened soul. A soul with spirit. My view is that Christ Jesus bore the cross so we wouldn’t have to.

I especially liked the philosophy of Socrates and Plato… Socrates, “ We must learn to accept the world as it is.” And, through the understanding of Plato, we can often know more about what a person thinks than they know themselves.

If “we are part of a unified whole” (page 5, Lesson 5), then we are like a piece of the pie not the whole pie. God is the whole. We are a piece of the whole form. The next sentence states, “However much we want to think of ourselves as individuals, we are not. and when we die we fall back into the greater whole.”

I don’t think God expects us to be like him, just to be the best EXAMPLE that we can be. I am not a purest and certainly no saint. I am human like anyone else. I bring this up perhaps as a reminder to myself that I am not a Savior, and I have no business trying to be. Taking this approach which I have experienced, can

cause a great deal of suffering, heartache, and disappointment. I understand Faith without works is dead. However, there is no amount of works that will gain you favor in Heaven than GRACE. This is the administration that we now live under. All that is expected once again is to be an example of good and honest living. This is a part of spiritual principles.

Knowledge is power but wisdom is even more powerful. I believe that if we live by or follow our God-given talents, God will bring us together with those who can benefit most from our counsel or spiritual nature.

Dr. Rev. Nancy Kimes


The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception

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