UrantiaUniversity Thought Leaders Forum Archives

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February 25, 2017

Claire and Angie Thurston

How Do We Do the Will of God in This Moment of Our Planet’s Evolution?

Video Presentation:  Click the link below to view a short, pre-recorded video of Claire and Angie's 15-minute dialogue:  http://www.screencast.com/t/N53EvEorWTt

Recording of Complete Thought Leaders Forum:   Click the link below to view a full-length recording of the 80-minute Thought Leaders Forum (includes both Claire and Angie's 15-minute dialogue and 65-minute Q&A session):  http://www.screencast.com/t/qK6CHkyO4

Video Transcript:  Transcript_Claire_Angie Thurston_How Do We Do the the Will of God_Feb 25 2017 UUI Forum.pdf

July 1, 2017

David Kantor

Personal Religious Experience and the Quest for Cosmic Citizenship

Video Presentation:  Click this link to view a short, pre-recorded video of David's 15-minute presentation on "Personal Religious Experience and the Quest for Cosmic Citizenship" 

Recording of Complete Thought Leaders Forum:  Click this link to view a Full-length Recording of the Thought Leaders Forum with David Kantor (includes both David's 15-minute video and the Q&A session)

Video Transcript:  Video Transcript_David Kantor_Personal Religious Experience and Quest for Cosmic Citizenship_TLF_07.01.2017.pdf

Supplemental Educational Materials from David Kantor on the Topic:

1.   A Roadmap of the Journey Through the Psychic Circles, by David Kantor.  This material is derived from the work of Dr. James Fowler as set forth in his book, "Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning."  Fowler's work is based on the stage theories of psychological and social maturation developed by Erick Erickson, Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg.  This study attempts to correlate their work with The Urantia Book's material on faith and spiritual growth, in particular the ascent through the psychic circles of consciousness of progressive kinship with the cosmic actuality of the Supreme Being. 

2.  Seraphic Ministry in a Personal Universe, by David Kantor. This study reviews the way in which seraphic ministry is conducted in the context of interpersonal relationships at multiple levels in the universe.

3.   Spiritual Genetics, by Stephen Dreier.  We accept the notion that God is our Father but do we appreciate some of the qualities we inherit from him as his children?  This essay by Steve Dreier provides an overview of qualities derived from the Father which form the foundations or our personalities.

Additional Suggested Reading

Rolnick, Philip A.; Person, Grace, and God.  If you’re a Urantia Book reader who enjoys scholarly but readable expositions in theology, you might find this to be an extremely helpful book related to your understanding of personality.  Dr. Rolnick provides a well-informed overview of the history of the development of the concept of personhood and in his concluding chapter integrates concepts of personality from The Urantia Book with current leading-edge thinking on the topic, resulting in a significant degree of revelation.  Highly recommended.

March 24, 2018

Marvin Gawryn

"... This Higher Symbolism of a Higher Civilization ..." 87:7.6

Video Presentation:   Click this link to view the video of Marvin Gawryn's 22-minute presentation on "... This Higher Symbolism of a Higher Civilization ..."

Recording of Complete Thought Leaders Forum:   Click this link to view a full-length recording of the complete Thought Leaders Forum with Marvin Gawryn (includes both Marvin's 22-minute video and the Q&A session with the audience)

Video Transcript:  Video Transcript_Marvin Gawryn_This Higher Symbolism of a Higher Civilization_UUI Thought Leader Forum_3-24-18.pdf

Supplemental Educational Materials from Marvin Gawryn on the Topic:

  1. Marvin Gawryn_TLF Handout_Toward a Broader Socialization of Our Religion (2).pdf
  2. Marvin Gawryn_The Formation of Spiritual Culture - Intentional, Unconscious, or Both_TLF Handout.pdf


February 16, 2019

Dr. James Perry

“The Mission of Adversity and the Spiritual Value of Disappointment”

Moderator:  Dr. Gard Jameson

Panelists:  Dr. Steve Dreier, Katharina Becker, Sherry Cathcart Chavis

Jointly sponsored by UrantiaUniversity Institute and the Urantia Foundation Education Committee

Video Recording of the Thought Leaders Forum:   Click this link to view a full-length recording of the Thought Leaders Forum with Dr. James Perry and Panel.

Transcript:  Click on this link for a full-length transcript of the talk given by Dr. James Perry:   Dr. James Perry_The Mission of Adversity and the Spiritual Value of Disappointment_UUI Thought Leaders Forum_Feb 16, 2019.pdf

Click on this link for a copy of Rumi's Poem: The Guest House.pdf

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