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The Urantia Book teaches that through balance in our lives we are able to grow in spirit, and it does so in a way that makes sense in modern times. While fully embracing the scientific drive to learn about our material world, The Urantia Book urges people to reach up toward our creator while also reaching out toward our fellows to provide them with loving service.

Studying The Urantia Book has been one of the most formative experiences of my life, but complementary to that is time spent with people who share their thoughts and experiences that are formative to them. As such, our group is composed of people who believe in the revelation of the book as well as those who simply appreciate it for the thoughts that it provokes.

At Urantia Discussions, we ask ourselves questions such as:

• What is a religious experience?

• Why did God create an evolutionary planet?

• How does serving one’s fellows grow our spirits?

• What was the purpose of Jesus’ time on Earth?

• Why are people allowed to suffer?

• Do our personalities continue to grow after death?

The Urantia Book approaches these questions in a way that is eloquent, specific and reasonable, and it provides us with a great jumping off point for our discussions.

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Upcoming events (3)

The Life and Teachings of Jesus

De Pere

Most weeks, our group has a topical discussion and then spends the remainder of the time reading through a section of the book titled, “The Life and Teachings of Jesus.” This week, we will dedicate the entire time to reading and discussion about Jesus’ teachings. The excerpt that we read through will depend on where we leave off the previous week, but upcoming topics in that section include: *why people misperceive God as wrathful *evolution of the God concept from the Old Testament *assurance of the loving nature of God *difference between the family of God and the kingdom of God concepts You do nDe Pereot need to be familiar with The Urantia Book to attend. All people from all backgrounds are welcome to share their thoughts in conversation. A book will be provided. This discussion group is a wonderful opportunity to talk about things that don’t come up in normal conversation. I hope you will join us. **This week’s group takes place at the host’s home in De Pere. Please send Alice Wood a message, or comment on the page, to get the address.

Field Trip to a Taize Service

Old St. Joseph Catholic Church

Join Urantia Discussions as we take a break from our normal conversation and participate in a contemplative Taize service held at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College. We'll meet outside the church at 6:15 so that we can chat briefly and go in together. This service is open to all faiths. Not sure what Taize is? Here is a link with a nice description. https://cruxnow.com/faith/2014/12/03/the-quieting-mystical-experience-of-taize-prayer/

Valuing a Distant Time Perspective

Seth's Coffee

So many of our misunderstandings are brought on by a perspective that is too narrow--we don’t understand the whole picture. How does our perception of time change as we get older, as we--hopefully--get wiser? What does our perception of time say about our own maturing personalities? How can our understanding of time help us to understand God’s creation? You do not need to be familiar with The Urantia Book to attend. All people from all backgrounds are welcome to share their thoughts in conversation. After our topical discussion, we will read through a section of The Urantia Book titled, ‘The Life and Teachings of Jesus’ and we will continue to discuss as points come up. A book will be provided. This discussion group is a wonderful opportunity to talk about things that don’t come up in normal conversation. I hope you will join us.

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Valuing a Distant Time Perspective

Starbucks

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