Editorial

Greetings fellow Urantia Book readers, In this November edition of Journal we have several essays that focus on the personal understandings gleaned from studying The Urantia Book. Our first essay, The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation, was written by members of the Sunshine Coast Study Group, Queensland Australia in 1990. A prominent member of … read more of Editorial.

The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation

Is it the Recruitment of Genuine Apostles? What is the specific purpose of the fifth epochal revelation on this planet? While this may seem obvious to very many readers of The Urantia Book, to others who are familiar with the finest concepts and teachings of Christianity as well as the best in several other of … read more of The Purpose of the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

The Personal Experience of Revealed Truth

Our Urantia Book Internet School Pedagogy  This essay is offered as a context exploration of our Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS) pedagogy and methodology in response to a provocative question: can our encounter with newly-revealed, epochal truth be facilitated successfully by employing evolutionary techniques of education or can revealed truth be comprehended using the interpretive … read more of The Personal Experience of Revealed Truth.

The Eyedropper, Spoon, and Shovel

This article is adapted from a plenary speech delivered at the 2018 Netherlands conference. The conference theme of the 10th Urantia Association International conference in The Netherlands was “Jesus as a Teacher.” When I was asked to be one of the plenary speakers I thought it would be a great opportunity, even though I had … read more of The Eyedropper, Spoon, and Shovel.

Family Crises

(Adapted from a presentation given at Midwest Conference 2018) All of us have faced a family crisis at some point—actually multiple points—in our lives. Some we create; some we fall victim to; and some that just happen. This article is going to look at family crisis. The goal here is to help you look at … read more of Family Crises.

ANZURA Conference Queensland 2018

On the Cosmic Background: “God Does Not Play Dice” If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still space available at ANZURA’s upcoming annual conference that’s being held on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia 5 – 8 October 2018. Theme Update: The theme for this conference is inspired by that ever-topical question by Albert Einstein, “Does … read more of ANZURA Conference Queensland 2018.

Reflections – Volunteers at Book Fairs

Peru 2017 Mairam Durand from Peru says: The main objective of the book fair was not to sell books—even though each one of them was sold—but to disseminate the teachings of The Urantia Book. It is only by experience that we truly comprehend that there are people searching for answers, seekers of truth. And who … read more of Reflections – Volunteers at Book Fairs.

Andrés’ Book Fair Story

A true story of a life that was changed: I have been a reader of The Urantia Book who read alone since 1995 until April 2001, when I attended the Bogotá International Book Fair. It was there for the first time I met other readers of The Urantia Book at a booth some volunteers had rented. … read more of Andrés’ Book Fair Story.

Esther’s Book Fair Story

Global seeding of The Urantia Book and its teachings at book fairs is changing lives. It was a Saturday afternoon in April of 2015 when my brother invited me to visit the Bogotá Book Fair. We toured various booths without much interest and without much eagerness, until we were almost leaving at the end of the … read more of Esther’s Book Fair Story.

Urantia Association Educational Activities

Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book, It is a pleasure to inform you about the latest activities of Urantia Association’s Education Committee. We are organizing a cycle of monthly live webinars. On March 24, the Association’s Study Groups Committee Chair, Gaetan Charland, presented the theme “Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Study Groups.” … read more of Urantia Association Educational Activities.

Journal Editorial May 2018

Greetings, fellow Urantia Book readers. In our May edition, we have several essays that focus on the personal spiritual experience between man and God that The Urantia Book so eloquently tries to convey. Seek and you shall find, and as you read these incredibly introspective epiphanies perhaps you might feel what the authors felt as … read more of Journal Editorial May 2018.

A Jesusonian Calling to Go the Third Mile

A proposal for the development of a curriculum based on The Urantia Book for the certification of teacher/scholars, and the certification of community, regional, and international leaders. In winning souls for the Master, it is not the first mile of compulsion, duty, or convention that will transform man and his world, but rather the second mile of free service and … read more of A Jesusonian Calling to Go the Third Mile.

Doing the Will of God

The Urantia Book unequivocally declares: The doing of the will of God is nothing more or less than an exhibition of creature willingness to share the inner life with God . . . [Paper 111:5.1, page 1221.2] What? Seriously? That’s it? When I began The Urantia Book journey so many years ago, that was my initial … read more of Doing the Will of God.

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.

Lessons From A Revelation

Lessons From A Revelation is a series of educational brochures published by Urantia Association International. Each brochure is a brief topical study inspired by The Urantia Book, drawn from the creative writing of students who have agreed to remain anonymous. Read More of Lessons From A Revelation.

Lifting Together: The Future of Urantia Association

The Association’s Education Committee organized a live Webinar titled “Lifting Together: The Future of Urantia Association” presented by President, Chris Wood. This presentation was developed to share with the growing Global Urantia Community the goals, plans and vision for the Urantia Association International for the next three years and beyond. The Webinar was held on … read more of Lifting Together: The Future of Urantia Association.

Online Workshops “Teaching and Leadership According to The Urantia Book”

Since September 16th, 2017, the Urantia Association International Education Committee has been organizing a weekly online Zoom Worksop series about “Leadership and Teaching According to The Urantia Book,” with the purpose of studying the guiding principles that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ and the revelator’s instructions to serve the revelation. We are told in The … read more of Online Workshops “Teaching and Leadership According to The Urantia Book”.

Items of Interest from the Website

Have you seen Urantia Association International’s Study Aids & Resources section of the website? Many students of The Urantia Book produce study aids and derivative works—creative tools that can help others understand the complexity of The Urantia Book. * The Association has developed a resource library where many of these works are available. The full index of subjects … read more of Items of Interest from the Website.

Journal Editorial November 2017

Greetings fellow readers. This year brings changes to our Journal format, which is now an online publication and will be produced twice a year, with an occasional Special Issue containing articles and presentations from the many outstanding conferences around the world. This issue focuses on time and space, distance and destiny. Our first “out of … read more of Journal Editorial November 2017.