(Presented at the Hobart Anzura Conference, October 2010) The Meaning of Worship The urge to worship appears naturally with the activation of the sixth adjutant mind-spirit. In humans, the urge to worship and the capacity for it are innate. Although we all experience this urge as individuals and in our own way, in its most … read more of The Meaning of Worship and Service .
Dear Friends of the Revelation, There are many things I would like to write and share with you that are important to the revelation and to the work we do to promote its teachings, but for me, none of these are as important as study groups. Even if fraternal organizations such as Urantia Association International … read more of More on Study Groups.
It is forty years since Marcelino Ramirez opened his mind and spirit to God in the aftermath of a personal crisis that lasted more than 15 years. After a prolonged period of self-edification, he discovered The Urantia Book in 1991. By 1996, he found that the teachings of the book were such an extraordinary inspiration he decided … read more of Challenges and Loving Service Ministry in Venezuela.
Hello Everyone, We are all keen to see the success of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. Of course, it will be a long journey. It takes place on a time scale that we cannot really understand. Nevertheless, I regularly ask myself the question, what can I do at my scale that will contribute to the enterprise? … read more of Helping the Revelation Succeed.
Richard Keeler passed away peacefully on 16 January of this year after a battling a terminal illness. Long-time servant of the Urantia Revelation, good friend to many, loyal and trusted member and supporter of Urantia Association International, and Trustee of Urantia Foundation for thirty years, Richard was loved by many and will be sorely missed … read more of Graduation of Richard Keeler.
Dear Siblings and Friends, We on the Education Committee are getting in touch with you again through this article to bring you some inspiring testimonials about personal truth-seeking and growth, with thanks to the Urantia Association of Mexico for their service of disseminating the teachings of our wonderful Urantia Book. The truth-seekers and students of … read more of Testimonials of Truth-Search, Growth and Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The plenary presentations held at the 2018 International Conference in The Netherlands were video recorded and are available for viewing here and on Urantia Association’s YouTube channel. These recordings are of a high quality; it’s just like being in the audience so if you were unable to attend the conference, we recommend you take a look … read more of Video Presentations – Netherlands Conference 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 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.
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.