Dear friends and students of The Urantia Book, I hope and pray that you are all keeping well and in good spirits. We find ourselves in momentous times! We are constantly confronted with news about the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept our globe in the space of a month or two. We are alarmed at … read more of President’s Report.
(This is a presentation that was given at the 24-hour Online Urantia Event on 21 March, 2020) Few persons live up to the faith which they really have. Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud practiced upon the evolving mortal soul. [Paper 48:7.4, page 556.4] The world is in the grip of fear! People are … read more of Fear Not.
The Challenge of Choice As a clinical psychologist, I often present my clients with the assertion: “Most of our life is spent in a mindless state!” This is usually met with expressions of bemusement or puzzlement, or a knowing nod of the head. But what am I getting at when I make such a bold … read more of Mind Over Matter – Spirit Over Mind.
(Presented at the 2018 Conference at Alexandra Headland, QLD) We live in a troubled world! A cursory glance at the state of things through the eyes of our modern media would suggest that we have plenty to be concerned about. And yet, as Urantia Book students, we are comforted by the promise that our planet … read more of Proclaiming the Religion of Jesus: an Interfaith Perspective.
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.
Presentation at Conference in Canberra, October 2013 The Spirit of Truth is one of the key protagonists in the most amazing love story ever told. He is the spirit of a Creator Son, poured out on the mortal inhabitants of a world belonging to his local universe at the conclusion of a bestowal mission. This … read more of The Spirit of Truth, “This is the Way!”.
The highest levels of self-realization are attained by worship and service. [Paper 140:4.6, page 1572.6] The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality—actuality—of that man. [Paper 117:4.14, page 1285.3] KEY QUESTIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE: Why are worship and service linked together so often in the UB? What is ‘self-realization’? – The realization or … read more of Attaining the Highest Level of Self-Realization.
This is the second in a series of articles dealing with the ultimate human experience. In this article, I wish to explore the central and critical role of prayer and especially worship in both our individual and collective lives. In my last article, “The Ultimate Human Experience”, I highlighted the extraordinary, breath-taking, and mind-boggling fact … read more of Touching The Divine.
This is the first in a series of articles that will bring us face to face with the ultimate human experience. I wish to explore what I believe to be the fundamental life questions: How do we become like God? How do we do the will of God? What is the ultimate human experience? We … read more of The Ultimate Human Experience.
Presentation to ANZURA Annual Conference—Melbourne 2007 My very first contact with The Urantia Book was in 1993 when I walked into my local public library in Perth, Western Australia and, as was my custom, went straight to the “Religion” section. There staring me in the face was this enormous hard-covered blue volume with an intriguing … read more of How I found The Urantia Book.