Course Schedule and Registration Information

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Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS)

Registration for the January trimester will begin on Monday, January 5, and will end on Sunday, January 18.

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1. Course Title: The Son of Man―A Focus on the Human Jesus (ages 14 through 29)

Course Level: New Reader

Papers: 126, 127, 128, 129

Course Description: While living on Urantia, Jesus was both human and divine, the Son of Man and the Son of God. In this study we will focus on the human Jesus, the Son of Man, from ages 14 through 29. We will examine how Jesus lived from his teenage years up to the time before he achieved total union with his Thought Adjuster just prior to his baptism.

Teacher-Facilitator: Susan Flacks

A children’s librarian living in New Jersey, Susan is married and has one son. She discovered The Urantia Book in 1974, and has been reading it ever since.

2. Course Title: Our Next Universe Home

Course Level: All Readers

Papers: 45, 46, 47, and 48

Course Description: This course will review and investigate the local system, its administration, its physical headquarters, the Mansion Worlds (our next stop), and life on the worlds of morontial existence, the vast level intervening between the material and the spiritual.

Teacher-Facilitator: Tom Hansen

Tom lives in the Bronx, New York. He is a retired medical equipment salesman, a Vietnam veteran, and has been an active reader and student of The Urantia Book since 1972. Over the years he has participated in many different study groups in the NYC metro area.

3. Course Title: The Family and Home―Mankind's Greatest Human Achievement

Course Level: All Readers

Papers: 82, 83, 84, and selected sections of 72, 74, 142, 160, and 177

Course Description: In this course we will explore many concepts concerning the origin, history, and central role played by the human family in the march of civilization on our planet. We will seek to discover the wisdom and advice offered in The Urantia Book to assist us in all phases of family life, including establishing a home, rearing children, and ongoing parenting and grand parenting.

Teacher-Facilitator: Ralph Zehr

Ralph, a retired radiologist, spent his entire career at a teaching hospital. He and his wife, Betty, have been students of The Urantia Book since 1967. They have a daughter and a son who are also students of the book. Working together on Urantia activities is one of the family's greatest joys.

4. Course Title: The Lucifer Rebellion―Adversity and the Triumph of Love and Mercy

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Papers: 53, 54, 66, and 67

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to examine how the origin and development of the Lucifer rebellion has contributed to the adversity experienced on this planet. The Urantia Book offers us a description of the events of the rebellion, the problems that emerged, the individuals responsible, and in the end, the resulting consequences impacting Urantia.

Teacher-Facilitator: Charlene Lutes

Charlene is a retired college director with additional careers as a journalist and communications specialist. She is an avid reader and writer. She and her husband have five children living in five different states. She has been a reader of The Urantia Book since the 1970s.

5. Course Title: Jesus’ Approach to Teaching Living Truth

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Papers: 130, 141, 157, 174, section 4, and 180

Course Description: We will analyze Jesus’ masterly approach to teaching living truth during the various stages of his life. Special emphasis will be placed on the various questions he used so effectively to reach people’s souls. The course will encompass the truth he taught, the interaction with truth seekers, and the way his questions lead the seeker into living truth, the soul felt experience that changed people’s lives.

Teacher-Facilitator: Betty Zehr

A retired teacher, Betty and her husband, Ralph, both students of The Urantia Book since 1967, have a daughter and son who are students of the book. Working together on Urantia activities is one of our family’s greatest joys.

6. Course Title: The Soul―Offspring of Divine Spirit and Material Mind

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Papers: Foreword, Section V, and sections from Papers 34, 100, 101, 103, 108, 110, 111, 112, 132, 133, 160, 193 and 196

Course Description: One vital creative and divine process during our short journey on Urantia is the birth, evolution, and development of our souls. Jesus commented to an inquiring Greek scholar, "The soul is the self-reflective, truth-discerning, and spirit-perceiving part of man which forever elevates the human being above the level of the animal world. " We shall spend the next several weeks deepening our understanding of the experience of our own souls, as we consider their origin, nature, and destiny.

Teacher-Facilitator: Marta Elders

Marta has been a student of The Urantia Book since 1970. It informs and inspires every aspect of her life. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Dave, where she is wife, mother, grandmother, friend, seeker, and clinical psychologist.


A message from the director of UBIS

Dear students of The Urantia Book,

Thank you for your interest in taking an online course with UBIS. If you are considering applying for one of the courses next semester, we ask you to carefully read the following information.

Thank you in advance,

Georges Michelson-Dupont

Each UBIS course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students of The Urantia Book. Before you subscribe, please ask yourself if you have the interest, the time, and the commitment to follow the entire session, which is ten weeks long and requires a weekly minimum commitment of five hours.

Teacher-facilitators are all volunteers and have dedicated a large amount of their time preparing these courses. It is expected that each student attend the course regularly.

Class size is limited so if you are not sure of your ability to fulfill the requirements, please refrain from registering at this time. You can always attend a future course. UBIS offers courses three times a year: January, April, and September.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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