Journal Editorial – November 2021

Welcome to the November 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. Our first article, Safe and True by David Kulieke, is a tribute to his life as an educator and a scholar. As presented here, this article is an edited version of the … read more of Journal Editorial – November 2021.

Safe and True

(Editor’s Note: David Kulieke sadly passed away recently and we send our sincere condolences to his wife, family and friends. David was a long-time reader, educator and scholar and will be sorely missed in the Urantia Book reader community. This article is an edited version of a presentation he gave at The Urantia Book Seminar … read more of Safe and True.

A Urantian in Second Life

(Editor’s Note: Jean Ascher is the translator of Urantia Bogen, the Danish version of The Urantia Book. He also assists students of the book by translating their articles and secondary works into Danish. Jean is a talented circus artist and uses his creative talents in unique ways to spread the Urantia Book teachings.) My show … read more of A Urantian in Second Life.

Application of Scientific Thinking to Cosmology in The Urantia Book

Ken Glasziou was a scientist and student of The Urantia Book who took pains to make his reasoning comprehensible to the general reader. As one of those general readers, I was often interested in what he had to say. Recently my attention was drawn to something he wrote in an article in 2002 entitled “Mathematics … read more of Application of Scientific Thinking to Cosmology in The Urantia Book.

A Universal Vision

My reflection began during a reading of the magazine Science & Vie published August 2021 where there was a photograph of the center of our galaxy in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius taken, initially, by the Chandra satellite of NASA equipped with an X-ray telescope. Then, Daniel Wong, astronomer, superimposed another picture of … read more of A Universal Vision.

Journal Editorial – May 2021

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.

No Appointments, No Disappointments

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.

Making Worship and Service the Center of Our Lives

(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.

Preparing for Spontaneity

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.

Millennials and the Church

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.

Journal Editorial – November 2020

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.

Jesus and Politics:

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:.

Living the Gospel and Proclaiming with Power in the 21st Century

(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.

To Be as Masterful a Teacher as the Master

(Editor’s note: This is from a presentation given at the 2018 Urantia Association International conference in the Netherlands) Everyone knows the futility of preaching about things that are desirable, yet the general helplessness in this situation is so great, and the need so dire, that one prefers to repeat the old mistake instead of racking … read more of To Be as Masterful a Teacher as the Master.

Comprehension – Advancing Brilliance from Insight

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.

Implantation of Life on a Planet

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.

Journal Editorial—May 2020

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.

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 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.

The Benign Virus of Love

(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.