The world is changing fast and Urantia Association International is in a unique position to foster the Urantia revelation in so many ways. With localized teams in the form of associations springing up across the globe, we are ready to help anyone, anywhere, to study and spread the teachings that we all hold so dear. … read more of Ways to Donate to Urantia Association International.
Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Urantia Association’s Journal, a publication dedicated to the thoughts, observations, and experiences of Urantia Book students from around the world. This edition offers a broad scope of ideas and reflections, including spiritual insights gained from personal tribulations, approaches to worship and service, tactful ideas for spreading the … read more of Journal Editorial – May 2021.
Adversity and the Authentic Self (Adapted and updated from a presentation given at The Mission of Adversity and the Spiritual Value of Disappointment Virginia-Carolina Association Annual Mini-Conference, 2018.) “That Saturday night the Master talked for more than an hour to the assembled groups on ‘The mission of adversity and the spiritual value of disappointment.’ This … read more of No Appointments, No Disappointments.
(Adapted from a presentation given at the Australia and New Zealand Association Annual Conference in Tasmania, 2010) We spend a lot of time getting a good grip on the definition of worship and service. And if I’m to write about “making worship and service the center of our lives” then I’d better concentrate on exploring … read more of Making Worship and Service the Center of Our Lives.
The Necessary Work to Avoid Sounding Crazy (Adapted from a presentation given at the first 24-hour online event in March 2020.) We have a problem in the Urantia community. We are in danger of becoming an isolated tribe on an isolated world. If we do not constantly adapt the language we use to the cultures … read more of Preparing for Spontaneity.
An Important Lesson for the Urantia Movement The internet is full of articles, research, and advice concerning the serious loss of the millennial generation to the Christian church rosters around the world and in North America and Europe in particular. The exodus of young adults from churches is nothing new, but it has become increasingly … read more of Millennials and the Church.
Greetings fellow Urantians and welcome to the final Journal of 2020, and my final editorial for the Journal as Chief Editor. I have been extremely fortunate to have been the Chief Editor in for this publication for over a decade and have enjoyed every minute of it. There have been so many wonderful and enlightening essays from around the world that we have shared … read more of Journal Editorial – November 2020.
How Do We Reconcile Living in the Kingdom and Living in the World? (Editor’s note: This is from a presentation given at the 2018 Urantia Association International conference in the Netherlands) Politics are an intense and unavoidable part of being human. Each day, politics intrudes into our news feeds and our daily lives. Political awareness … read more of Jesus and Politics:.
(Editor’s note: This is from a presentation given at the 2018 Urantia Association International conference in the Netherlands) Stand under the waterfall … Allow yourselves to be drenched in the beauty of Jesus’ many-sided gospel. We can know God as a loving and merciful Father, who has sent his spirit to live within us. We … read more of Living the Gospel and Proclaiming with Power in the 21st Century.
The Swiss psychiatrist and father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, reminds us that the world needs fewer preachers and better teachers. Students of The Urantia Book know as well that the mass of humanity progresses one person at a time, not by teaching them en masse, but as they are ready to grow. Youth are often “inartful” in teaching all … read more of To Be as Masterful a Teacher as the Master.
Ability to comprehend is the mortal passport to Paradise. Willingness to believe is the key to Havona. The acceptance of sonship, co-operation with the indwelling Adjuster, is the price of evolutionary survival [26:4.15]. Comprehending God to enter Paradise? We have little idea what Paradise is and what to expect and now we are informed we must comprehend to … read more of Comprehension – Advancing Brilliance from Insight.
What exactly is life plasm? To my knowledge, blood plasma does not carry the genotype of an individual or a race. So, what else transmits genetic information if not the genes in the chromosomes of the ovule and sperm? Having said that, what did the Life Carriers implant on our planet when we read that they developed the model of life right here … read more of Implantation of Life on a Planet.
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Greetings fellow Urantians, and welcome to the first edition of Urantia Association International’s 2020 Journal. These are truly trying times during the coronavirus pandemic and I’m sure the following insight and wisdom offered in the five incredible essays will provide guidelines for living in the 21st Century and will bring peace and enlightenment to your … read more of Journal Editorial—May 2020.
(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is likely to go down in the history of our planet as the moment in which most of us were urged to understand that Urantia is a self-contained living ecosystem, where anything occurring … read more of A Positive Shift in Planetary Consciousness.
(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) The name of my presentation is The Benign Virus of Love, which I thought was fitting since we are here in large part due to another type of virus. We are certainly not making light of the seriousness … read more of The Benign Virus of Love.
(Transcribed and edited from an online presentation given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event, March 21, 2020) It was early afternoon in mid-January, A.D. 27, when Jesus called the apostles from their fishing nets near the shores of Galilee and led them into the highlands north of Capernaum. The chosen twelve were about to be … read more of The Beatitudes Revisited: A Philosophy of Living.
The phenomenon of mortal death—that transaction on the borderland of the physical and morontia realms—remains a supernal mystery to humankind. Clearly, the revelators of truth have been restricted by the celestial governing authorities of Urantia from disclosing to us its full exposition in The Urantia Book: There are many interesting details which might be presented, … read more of Soul Rebirth and Morontia (Soul) Mind.
I feel like sharing a concept heard from a Sunday school teacher about 30 years ago. Not recalling the topic, I do remember the concept—people develop a personal model of life and relationships, including religion, financial management, child rearing, jobs, free time, food, sex, well… everything. Many live according to what parents and grandparents modeled … read more of Managing Your Model.
Greetings Fellow Urantia Book Readers, The second production of the Urantia Association’s Journal for 2019 highlights articles and presentations about study groups and how they are viewed by readers around the world. We have an overview of “The Study Group,” by Agnes Lazar, Belgium, “Study Groups Revisited” by Gaétan Charland, Canada, and both “Dynamic and … read more of Journal Editorial November 2019.