is pleased to present
What Roles Can Philosophy Play in the Spiritual Life?
A guided inquiry led by
Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern time USA
12:00 noon Central time USA
The live event is over.
Please visit the TLF Archives page to view
a video recording of the webinar.
About the presentation:
Jeff invites us to prepare for this Forum discussion by considering the passage below from Paper 110 of The Urantia Book. It’s one of the more detailed quotes about love – one more gem that enriches our understanding of the way of simplicity, by providing a path of thoroughness which is inexhaustible.
While reflecting on the passage, bear this question in mind: What roles can philosophy play in the spiritual life?
“You must not regard co-operation with your Adjuster as a particularly conscious process, for it is not; but your motives and your decisions, your faithful determinations and your supreme desires, do constitute real and effective co-operation. You can consciously augment Adjuster harmony by:
Experienced evangelist and retired philosopher, Jeff is now at work on a book that takes a step toward the following goal: “The great hope of Urantia lies in the possibility of a new revelation of Jesus with a new and enlarged presentation of his saving message which would spiritually unite in loving service the numerous families of his present-day professed followers.” (195:10.16/2086.2)
The new book project is Jeff’s most powerfully growth-inducing one ever. It builds on his two earlier books: The Golden Rule and Living in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. The second book fleshes out the philosophy of living sketched at the end of Paper 2.
Jeff’s other passions are worship, getting to know people, Mother’s adjutant mind-spirits, and the powers of the soul.
His websites are:
https://UrantiaBookProjects.org (anonymous, please). This is where, after the September 7 forum, you’ll find additional responses to questions raised during the forum and some material pertinent to the September 7 conversation. To find it, go to the bottom of the Home page to the section titled “Urantia Book Movement” and click on “Find Out More. “
https://UniversalFamily.org - Jeff's ongoing evangelism site
https://ANewPhilosophyofLiving.com - Lots of lively blogposts
https://sites.google.com/a/kent.edu/jwattles/ - An academic site with writings on philosophy and religion.
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The UUI Thought Leaders Forum is a series of online dialogues modeled in part on the Ted Talks concept. The primary distinction is that the UUI Thought Leaders Forum is interactive and has a spiritual context for examining and presenting ideas of progressive, evolutionary value in science, philosophy, and religion that are inspired by The Urantia Book. The Presenters examine and reveal how these three domains of knowledge intersect with human systems and the development of civilization.
Format of the Online Forum:
The 90-minute webinar with Jeff will feature three segments in which Jeff will speak briefly on an aspect of the topic. Following each short talk, Jeff will pose a question and give the audience a few minutes to reflect on it.
The audience will be invited to offer their responses during the discussion period. Audience members may also pose a question to Jeff via the Zoom chatboard.
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1. The knowledge of things.
2. The realization of meanings.
3. The appreciation of values.
4. The nobility of work – duty.
5. The motivation of goals – morality.
6. The love of service – character.
7. Cosmic insight – spiritual discernment.