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.
How can you help establish the roots of a new revelation, nourish living spiritual values your life, and come to exemplify the principals of universe unity to the world. Read More of The Temple of Spiritual Brotherhood and the Greater Meaning of Study Groups.
In recent years, Internet websites have displayed at least five semi-viral videos showing members of a choir and orchestra who had surreptitiously infiltrated 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 site for shopping so … read more of The Hallelujah Aftermath.
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.
Presented in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., June 11, 2016 Song You’ve got to know this Jesus well You’ve got to know this Jesus well, You got to study and pray and walk in his way You’ve got to know this Jesus well Coming from Northeast Ohio, I can tell you that one thing that gives … read more of How to Participate in Jesus’ Gospel Movement.
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.
Dear Urantia-Community, I would like to report on my experience of the 2016 US National Conference (UAUS) and Summer Study Session (Urantia Book Fellowship) that took place at the Trinity University in San Antonio. I arrived right on time at the Trinity University Campus after an 18-hour trip with three flights from Cologne to Berlin, … read more of Reporting Conference Experiences.
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 big decision to enter into the kingdom … read more of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Muslim friend of mine contested the absence of any clearer teaching regarding the Trinity in the Bible and it prompted me to investigate. In his mind Islamic tradition has taught him there is no such thing as the Trinity for the particular chronic translation he studies there from teaches him so. Though I … read more of Evolution of the Trinity Concept.
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.
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.
“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.
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.