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.

Journal Editorial – February 2016

Greetings fellow Journal readers, In this first edition of the Journal for 2016 we have four intellectual and spiritually challenging essays for the edification of your mind, body and spirit.  Our opening essay God the Great Supervisor is by Marc Belleau, Canada.  Marc takes on the worldwide held belief that God is responsible for everything man … read more of Journal Editorial – February 2016.

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.

Journal Editorial – December 2015

Greetings fellow Journal readers, In this Edition of the Journal for 2015/2016 we have five remarkable articles on the perspectives of faith to assist us in rounding out 2015 and begin anew 2016 from a global perspective. Our first edifying piece “The Evolution of the Trinity Concept” is from second time contributor John Zavala, Jr., … read more of Journal Editorial – December 2015.

The Eternal Quest

The Sixth Parliament of World Religions – Claiming the heart of our humanity …through loving kindness A few months ago, a seed was planted in my soul by a friend when he asked me if I was going to the Parliament of World Religions. “You couldn’t miss such an opportunity to have a foretaste of what … read more of The Eternal Quest.

Cultivating Mind: Choosing The Right Tool

A personal account of faith as a tool of mind cultivation (Presentation made at the last Urantia Association International Conference in 2015) A very good day to everyone! Let me first say that I’m happy to be here with you, to see my old friends, and to make new friends, hopefully. It is quite challenging … read more of Cultivating Mind: Choosing The Right Tool.

With Respect To Adversity

“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfilment.”   Augustine Mandido II, author. … read more of With Respect To Adversity.

The Door is Open, Let Whosoever Will, Come

Such is the embracing generosity of the Father, he extends his welcome to each of us to accept the gift of eternal life and the ever increasing capacity for experiencing the joy of existence…true adventure! Many readers have savoured the words “whosoever will,” for which a search results in seven quotes as follows. whosoever will … read more of The Door is Open, Let Whosoever Will, Come.