Course Schedule and Registration Information
Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS)
September 2014 Trimester
Registration opens on September 1 and runs through September 14.
Courses begin on Monday, September 15.
1. Course Title: The Origin and Evolution of Life on Urantia
In this course we shall study how life was initiated on our planet and shall follow its progression from a pre-life stage to a stage where life evolved into a creature capable of making free-will decisions. We shall gain a perspective on both the biological and geological progression of our planet's history.
Teacher-Facilitator: Larry Leskovic
Level: All Readers
Papers: Paper 36 (section 5), Paper 57 (section 8), and Papers 58, 59, 60, 61, and 62.
2. Course Title: Time and Space
This course discusses the following: 1) two different types of space, 2) space respiration, 3) curved space paths, 4) Paradise gravity, 5) the four absolute-gravity circuits, 5) motion in space, 6) some limitations of time-space creatures, 7) some concepts involved in transcending time and space, 8) how the time-space viewpoint differs from the eternity viewpoint, and 9) why Jesus was never in a hurry.
Teacher-Facilitator: Stacey Jackson
Level: All Readers
Papers: 11, 12, 118, 106, and 130 (section 7).
3. Course Title: The Evolution and Administration of the Local Universe
Evolution and administration are constantly working together and growing the local universes. These essential, dynamic forces are active at the spiritual, mindal, and material levels. We shall explore the divine purpose of these forces as well as the creative plan that began at the dawn of our local universe—the creative plan of our Creator Son in liaison with the local universe Mother Spirit and several orders of divine Sons. Even our own destiny includes some form of administration in the universe.
Teacher-Facilitator: Bruce Johnson
Level: All Readers
Papers: 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36.
4. Course Title: Living a Religious Philosophy
Wisdom is essential to become and to be a good thinker in order to use our mind properly to develop our soul in our inner life. Higher thinking is essential to living religiously and to living our lives in relation to God and to his divine presence within each of us. This course explores the great challenge of integrating philosophy and religion in our life. In this way we can truly experience God and attain the higher realms of unexplored ideas and undiscovered ideals by transforming our basic human urges and desires into higher spiritual longings.
Teacher-Facilitator: Guy Perron
Papers: 160, 161, 196; and selected sections from Papers 39, 48, 101, 102, and 103.
5. Course Title: Personality: A Unique Gift from God
This course is an in-depth study of what personality is by defining its attributes, how it functions, where it originates, and its destiny. It is a fascinating probe into the realities of eternal individuality. Participation requires a devotion and perseverance towards newly revealed concepts. A good knowledge of The Urantia Book is helpful.
Teacher-Facilitator: Ray Gardini
Papers: 1, 56, 112, and sections from the Foreword and Papers 12 and 16
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,
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.