Journal Editorial May 2017

Greetings Fellow Journal Readers, Welcome to the digital age of 2017 and the new digital format for the Journal.  Starting this year, we will be producing two issues of the Journal — one in May and one in November. If there is a conference, we might publish an additional issue with transcripts of the plenaries … read more of Journal Editorial May 2017.

The Hallelujah Aftermath

In recent years, Internet websites have displayed semi-viral videos showing so-called “flash mobs.” This often involves members of a choir and orchestra surreptitiously infil­trating the central court of a large department store or shopping mall, and then—to the surprise and delight of the assembled shoppers, who had merely migrated to their favorite location for shopping … read more of The Hallelujah Aftermath.

Journal Editorial November 2016

Greetings fellow Journal readers, This issue of the Journal is only the second one for 2016. Beginning in 2017 we will be doing only two issues per year with perhaps an additional “Special Edition Issue” like this one with Urantia Association Conference presentations from around the globe. In this issue our presenters will be coming to you … read more of Journal Editorial November 2016.

Considerations for Study of the Human Jesus

Used for the Alabama Urantia Online Study Group; January 10, 2016 The Urantia Book informs us that man is a Paradise origin idea. “Let us make mortal man in our image,” [Paper 6:5.7, page 78:3] is attributed to the First and Second Sources. Condescension details for man were formulated. The Father and the Eternal Son created the … read more of Considerations for Study of the Human Jesus.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

  Presentation from the ANZURA 2015 Conference, Sydney  Introduction We’ve done a lot of talking this weekend about the individual’s journey with faith and about developing the character traits required to stay on that pathway that leads us all the way to Paradise and beyond. I’d like to focus on what believers who’ve made the … read more of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

To Catch a Fraud

Presented at the Sydney ANZURA Conference,  October 2015 I began this presentation with a simple experiment. Without any warning I caused a very loud, totally unexpected noise that startled the audience and elicited the typical gasps, shrieks and jolting movements from everyone as you would expect. I informed the audience that I had just activated their … read more of To Catch a Fraud.

Inspiration & Healing From The Urantia Book

Recently I went online to purchase some sports items for my son-in-law Tim’s birthday. A few years ago I set up an Amazon-Smile account. Every time I need to shop for birthdays, holidays or any special event for my family, I can do something that has been very difficult financially for me to do in … read more of Inspiration & Healing From The Urantia Book.

Video Presentations – Scientific Symposium, Chicago 2016

The plenary presentations from the Scientific Symposium held at Urantia Foundation in Chicago, June 2016 were video recorded and are available for viewing. Presenters were Ralph Zehr, George Park, Nigel Nunn, Marta Elders, Bruce Johnson, Dick Reim, Neal Kendall, Phil Calabrese, Gard Jameson, Marjorie Ray A special thanks to Gaetan Charland and his team for the great … read more of Video Presentations – Scientific Symposium, Chicago 2016.

Video Presentations – San Antonio Conference 2016

The plenary presentations held at the 2016 joint conference of Urantia Association of the United States and Urantia Book Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas were video recorded and are now available for viewing on Urantia Association’s YouTube channel. These recordings are of a high quality and very easy to watch; it’s just like being in the … read more of Video Presentations – San Antonio Conference 2016.

The Path of Faith

Presented at the ANZURA Conference 2015 Introduction Faith can be looked on in many ways.  Being a fundamental element of any consideration of religion, it receives the attention of the revelators in so many ways that the word is mentioned 543 times in The Urantia Book.  You are all familiar with the importance of faith, so … read more of The Path of Faith.

God the Great Supervisor

There is a belief, well spread in many religious movements, stating that the tribulations we experience through the course of our terrestrial life have been sent by God to put us on trial and help us progress in spirituality. Humanity has always attributed to some celestial personalities the account for the extra-ordinary events of life, … read more of God the Great Supervisor.

Reflections for Teachers and Believers in the Fifth Epochal Revelation

The fourth epochal revelation—the one brought by our Creator Son to his world under the human identity of Jesus of Nazareth—is very closely related to the next one, the fifth epochal revelation contained in The Urantia Book. That may be why, when we read Part IV of the book, we cannot help feeling the midwayers in … read more of Reflections for Teachers and Believers in the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

The Rehabilitation of Urantia

Bio—Carolyn Kendall was introduced to the Urantia Papers by her father, Clarence Bowman, in 1951, and has been an avid student since.  She spends her spare time researching special subjects in The Urantia Book. She attends study groups of the First Society in the Chicago area, including one she hosts.   When a new reader asks … read more of The Rehabilitation of Urantia.

On Studying The Foreword to The Urantia Book

During my first several years of study with The Urantia Book, I repeatedly returned to the Foreword to see what I might grasp of its intended, yet daunting meanings. And each time I found my understanding slowly increasing. Until that is, I got to the second page. Here, no matter how intense my intellectual purpose … read more of On Studying The Foreword to The Urantia Book.