Happy New Year and I sincerely hope you have all had a good Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season. As one year draws to a close and and another one starts, and as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, let’s hope we will start moving towards some semblance of normality. However, now that the new … read more of President’s Report – Summer 2021.
(Summary of Julian Martin’s opening presentation of ANZURA’s Virtual 2021 Annual Conference) Julian opened his presentation by acknowledging that he felt privileged and humbled to be a part of this wonderful group of Urantia Book students. To set the tone of the conference theme he asked everyone to join him as he read a passage … read more of Living In the Flesh.
(Presentation from ANZURA’s Virtual 2021 Annual Conference) There’s an old insight about village life: “I am because we are.” I, as an individual, get to live a worthwhile life because of the security and relationships that my village provides. “I am because we are.” I think we’d all agree there’s truth in this very human … read more of We Are, Because I AM.
(Presentation from ANZURA’s Virtual 2021 Annual Conference) How Is Goodness Stabilizing? The time-space creation is one vast fragmentation of an infinite God into individual expressions of which we are but one (and our great universe adventure is one of reunification back with that God). Yet the oneness of God persists. All his constituent parts are … read more of The Stability of Goodness.
The Urantia Book presents a cosmology that stirs the soul: a central and perfect universe, fringed by spacetime shallows in which finaliters are born—finaliters, destined to launch from this cosmic continental shelf into oceanic depths, seeding the light and life of personality throughout nested levels of outer space. Soul stirring indeed! A cosmology pervaded by … read more of Video Part 4D: Ancient Orvonton, and a Young Cosmic Web.
Recently, an article in Mighty Messenger, Spring 2021 attracted my attention. Written by Gary Tonge, an American reader, it was pointing out that the Lucifer Rebellion did not claim any of the ascendent personalities who were Jerusem citizens at the time. These numbered 187,432, 811. It was over two years of system time from the … read more of Where Are They All?.
How to describe 2021 in New Zealand? I have seen it described as a year of two halves. January to July was almost normal — we went about our daily lives with very few restrictions. We had face-to-face meetings of our study group in Auckland once a month, we met online once a fortnight with other readers … read more of New Zealand Corner.
The “Tree of Life” is one of many images that I love, such as rainbows, and lightning and a magnificent sunrise or sunset, or eagles soaring. Without reading anything about the tree of life for some reason it always appealed to me as ‘The Family of Mankind’. It was akin to, but not the same … read more of The Tree of Life – Myth or Fact.
The Australia and New Zealand Urantia Association (ANZURA) is made up of individuals who desire to assist in fostering the study of The Urantia Book and the dissemination of its teachings throughout Australia and New Zealand. It seeks to do this by providing interactive learning environments in which students may deepen and broaden their knowledge of the book and … read more of About ANZURA.
When ANZURA arranges a Study Day, the hope is to provide an opportunity for students of The Urantia Book to participate in a specially formed study group in their regional areas so that reads are meeting on the same day studying the same paper. The value of meeting with other readers is not to be underestimated—after all, … read more of Study Day 2021 – Reflections.