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“The Master’s Program”

Tuesday, April 02, 2013    

    “If the Christian church would only dare to espouse the Master's program, thousands of apparently indifferent youths would rush forward to enlist in such a spiritual undertaking, and they would not hesitate to go all the way through with this great adventure.” (Urantia Book, 195:10.10, pg. 2085) Read More

I First Reviewed “The Shack” in June 2009 …

Saturday, March 09, 2013    

   This is a brave and wonderfully written book by William P. Young, a graduate in Religion from Warner Pacific College, Portland OR. Although “The Shack” is a great contemporary presentation of the Trinity concept, God in three persons, it may disappoint Urantia Book (UB) readers that Mr. Young’s version still portrays Jesus as the Son in the Holy Trinity. The UB is careful to distinguish between Jesus/Michael as the Creator Son of the local universe of Nebadon, and the Eternal Son, 2nd person of the Paradise Trinity of the Central Universe of universes. I realize that it may be a long time before this UB depiction finds acceptance among world religions. Read More

What Does It Mean Spiritually to be a High Achiever?

Monday, February 25, 2013    

   “The great achievement of mortal life is the attainment of a true and understanding consecration to the eternal aims of the divine spirit who waits and works within your mind.” (Urantia Book [UB], p. 1206; 110:3.4) Read More

Lessons of Faith: Great Grandfather, Buddha, Ganesha, and Jesus

Friday, February 08, 2013    

   The Ojibwe Indians of Canada have a tradition of prophecies given by the elders known as the Seven Fires. I discovered I was a participant in these prophecies—they were an instinctive part of my being. One of the Grandfather Prophets accurately foretold what I stumbled over in my life journey: The cup of life will almost become the cup of grief. This was the stage known as the Sixth Fire in our Ojibwe “American Indian” tradition. Read More

The Nature of Thought Adjusters and Our Contact With Them

Wednesday, January 23, 2013    

Encourage yourself to form a “favorable liaison” (110:7.6, p. 1213) with the gift of spirit that dwells within you. There is perhaps no better collection of passages describing the fruits of our attempted contacts with indwelling spirit than what is found in the Urantia Book (UB). These are concrete, literal experiences, no longer mere symbols of an all-pervading “Force,” or the personifications of poetic metaphors other texts may have provided.  Read More

The “Divine invasion”

Thursday, January 17, 2013    

   One evening in a poetry workshop, I said the spiritual insight in my poem was the result of “a divine invasion.” I didn’t share that it was a phrase I’d read in the Urantia Book (UB). One of my fellow poets, an avowed atheist, asked me what a divine invasion was.  I found myself a little tongue-tied, and didn’t want to quote the Urantia Book in my poets group. I’d never done so before, especially because none of the others were familiar with it.  I think Joe wanted me to demonstrate that this “invasion” was observable in some way. Like many nonbelievers, he was looking to logic and reason to validate my idea of the reality of God. But as the philosopher, Kant, reminded us, “Religion cannot be proved by theoretical reason.” Read More

Language: Choosing the Right Ways to Speak About God

Friday, January 11, 2013    

The revelations in the Urantia Book (UB) are truly mind expanding and we are encouraged to learn an expanded language to accommodate them. “Today, there is a great need for further linguistic development to facilitate the expression of evolving thought.” (81:6.16; p. 908, Old Ed.) Read More

Welcome to Dave Holt’s Friendly Universe Conversation!

Friday, December 28, 2012    

Welcome to Dave Holt’s Friendly Universe Conversation!  Read More

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