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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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Defining Spiritualism

 We have seen many differing theories of Spiritualism during our studies here and are now at the gates as it were of our Final time. Does this make us "Masters" of Spiritualism? I believe that it has helped increase our knowledge a small bit and helped us to be able to answer a few more of the probing questions with the differing philosophies we have seen.

 Often times on certain sites we see the words "Spiritual but not Religious" now we have a better knowledge of what this may mean, being "Spiritual" may mean to someone that they have the feeling of a Faith or Belief but not be a typical "Religious" person. Most times being a "Religious" person is defined as someone whom goes to Church many times a week, always speaks of "The God factor and is trying to live what they define as a clean and good life.

 One can have the feeling of a Faith or belief without the practice of going to Services often or even for that matter having a particular Denomination to follow in my humble opinion.
This gives a much broader acceptance of those that are still on the fence as it were or choose to follow their own path. Many Pastors may use the Old timey tent revival method of "If you don't believe what I believe, you're going to hell." however it is hoped that even they shall be more accepting of a "Spiritual" person.

 Also this has helped to answer some of the questions of what Prayer can do or not do, how some of the differing belief systems have come about even. I believe that as long as Humankind is curious we can continue to grow vastly and Graciously together and hopefully become as one in due time so we can all live harmoniously.

 I do find this study to be a huge eye opener and shall use the knowledge gained to enhance my own answers and help spread even more the Messages of the Heavens as we know them each personally.

 Thank You all and as always continue to Take Care and Be Well,

The Universal Life Church offers free online ordination and an extensive seminary program where we offer a course in Wiccan Studies, one on the Four Gospels, several courses that are based on A Course in Miracles, several Christian Studies courses and a variety of courses on Spiritual Awareness and Spiritual Development.

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