Making Truth Accessible

 What is it that makes something feel true?  In our “mind arena of choice”, when we choose to believe that something is true, what’s really going on? Let’s discount the gullible (who fall for whatever they’re told) and think instead about the best of our scientists and philosophers, the most inspiring of our poets and … read more of Making Truth Accessible.

The Age of Light and Life – and how to get there

The term “light and life” refers to the final stages of  planetary evolution when the kingdom of God becomes actual in an advanced world civilization. This talk describes our glorious planetary destiny and two paths to it, as set forth in several quotes on light and life. The first one defines light and life as … read more of The Age of Light and Life – and how to get there.

Effectively Teaching the Religion of Jesus

How can we effectively teach the religion of Jesus today?  How does today’s world differ from the world in Jesus’ day? In what way is today’s world similar to the world in Jesus’ day? The following are some possibilities: There are more people today People lead busier more complex lives People are more guarded, careful, … read more of Effectively Teaching the Religion of Jesus.

Jesus’ Teaching Methods

…and How He Organised His Apostles and Disciples to Teach Jesus was not only a master teacher; he was THE Master Teacher. He was the fountain head of knowledge and inspiration for the Fourth Epochal Revelation to our world. How did he do it? How did he manage to touch people’s hearts so beautifully and … read more of Jesus’ Teaching Methods.

Historical Demise of the Religion of Jesus

What Happened? The midwayers tell us that the gospel of Jesus was not the central message of the Christian religion.  Jesus tried to impart his religion to the apostles and other followers. What we got from them was a religion about the person of Jesus.  What happened?  Why did the simple truth of God as … read more of Historical Demise of the Religion of Jesus.

Equipped to be Teachers of the Religion of Jesus

 Are You Willing? Are You Ready? We are standing on the brink of a spiritual renaissance, the likes of which, has never been seen before…. It is easy to become discouraged when one looks at the divided and factionalized state of this world. How on earth, we might ask, is this planet Urantia, and its … read more of Equipped to be Teachers of the Religion of Jesus.

Why the Need to Teach

Loyalties are not exercised in behalf of the great, the good, the true, and the noble without a struggle. Effort is attendant upon clarification of spiritual vision and enhancement of cosmic insight. [Paper 100:4.2, page 1097:6] Before we attempt any task, before we become anything at all – in a professional or private arena we … read more of Why the Need to Teach.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

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 of … read more of Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

To Catch a Fraud

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 fear responses and pointed out that they … read more of To Catch a Fraud.

The Path of Faith

        Introduction Faith can be looked on in many ways.  Being a fundamental element of any consideration of religion, it receives the attention of the revelators in so many ways that the word is mentioned 543 times in The Urantia Book.  You are all familiar with the importance of faith, so I am … read more of The Path of Faith.