Blogs by Urantia Book Community Activists
Dave Holt was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of Irish, English, and Ojibway (Chippewa) Indian ancestry. He was accepted into San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program (B.A. ‘93, and M.A. 1995). He's published in several journals: Tiger’s Eye Press, Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review, Pedestal Magazine, and won a Thomas Merton Foundation’s Poetry of the Sacred prize. He is a regular contributor at Examiner.com and has published in an anthology of Bay Area poets, My Dreaming Waking Life (2009). Currently he performs songs, traditional American Indian stories, and gives readings at bookstores, elder’s homes, day camps, schools and galleries. Dave is descended from a great story telling family, the Debassiges of West Bay First Nation. They are notable on Manitoulin Island (Ontario) for preserving the history of their leaders, elders, and warriors for over 300 years. The oral history of his Ojibway ancestors has woven its spell over Dave. His book, Voyages to Ancestral Islands, tells his story, and also honors them.
Daniel Love Glazer was reared Jewish, became an agnostic in high school, and later a yogi—almost a swami. A fervent search for truth led him, in 1977, to a realization of his sonship with God. Shortly thereafter he discovered The Urantia Book. He is active in his local Methodist Church and occasionally preaches sermons. Daniel is a member of the Fellowship Education Committee. He and his wife Karen are blessed with two children, Andrew Michael and Rachel Rebecca.
As a consistent Oklahoma Urantia Book Society reader since 1973, Tom became inspired to compare quotes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with Urantia Book quotes. (available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org) This project led naturally to a love of comparing any truth filled quote with comparisons to similar concepts in the Urantia Book. Tom's hobby has produced over a thousand such comparisons and he will continue this hobby as long as the Spirit of Truth gives rise to the inspiration to do so. You may enjoy these comparisons here, or receive them by email almost daily on request at the above email address.
I was introduced to the book in 1977. Ever since I have been reading with the help of study groups, growing, and trying my best to live the teachings. My three sons are grown and I now have time to devote to The Urantia Book Fellowship as their Outreach Committee Chairperson. My passion is to share this revelation with the world and continue to read and study. I find a never-ending unfoldment of truth in this amazing book.. I am deeply grateful for this book. It satisfies my intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs. My main interests are outreach, public speaking, reading and sharing with friends.
Stephen Zendt was introduced to the UB in 1971. He has been deeply involved with the Urantia Book and Fellowship activities ever since, serving for many years in various leadership capacities. In 1994 he was engaged by Urantia Foundation to record the entire UB on tape, handling quality control and personally recording many of the Papers. The tapes were digitally mastered and are now available from UF in digital format. He has had articles published in movement journals, and he continues to participate in the Society Administration e-list discussions. Stephen works in financial services in the Bay Area of Northern California, and has one eye on retirement, some day.
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