University.if4.us – New site

March 8, 2006

This site and my mission are growing. With thanks to Matt and everyone at WordPress.Com, I am moving this site to a self-hosted version of WordPress.

University.if4.us

The hosting I have received from WordPress.Com has been fantastic, and is getting better. This introduced me to WordPress and won me over. This has been a learning experience for me, a lot of trial and error. The problem is that I am getting happy with how my Spiritual University site is growing, I have a lot of good information posted that will be need to be recreated in this move… better to move it now while it is still possible. Moving to my own domain and hosted version of WordPress will allow me to take this site and my mission to a greater level. It will still be a growing experience, but it is OUR new home.

I am grateful for the loyal following I have gained –With No Advertising – for this site. I hope that you follow me to the new one.

University.if4.us

This site is part of my mission, to guide those who are being turned away from individual Faith and Spirituality by the false teachings of self-serving religious groups. We are all loved by God, and have our own path to spiritual development.

Faith in an Individual thing, between YOU and our Source God. Spirituality is Universal, no one religion or group has control of your development in this lifetime.

Individual Faith for Universal Spirituality – IF4.US

University.if4.us is the continuation of this site. A place for you to explore your path.

In Peace and Love,
Rev. Scott L Newkirk


Spiritual Balm for the Sexually Variant

March 5, 2006

San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) March 5, 2006 — Rod Brannum-Harris’ new book, The Pharisees Amongst Us, is a spiritual guide for anyone, gay or straight, who wants to better understand how the Divine hand behind the world encourages our differences.

The Pharisees Amongst Us is not only replete with assurances for homosexuals in America, but for all the sexually variant who feel oppressed and marginalized by fundamentalist Christians who parade the media with judgment as a God-given right. Using the Gospels as a measure-mark, The Pharisees Amongst Us pinpoints the hypocrisy cloaked as the Christian Right in contemporary politics and daily life.

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Wildmind Buddhist Meditation – Link

February 8, 2006
http://www.wildmind.org/

Windmind

Our mission is to benefit the world by promoting mindfulness and compassion through the practice of meditation. Meditation techniques can help you develop calmness and tranquility, reduce stress, and have a richer, deeper, experience of life.

We offer a wealth of free information on meditation techniques that you can work through at your own pace. This includes many guided meditations in RealAudio format that will lead you through the process of learning to calm your mind.


Don’t Quit

January 26, 2006
Sent to me by a friend,
Thank you.


When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.


WHICH BIBLE TRANSLATION IS BEST?

January 23, 2006

By: L. Ray Smith

I am continually asked which Bible Version is the best? My answer is: There is no best. There are good and better, but how does one know just which one is the best? I use many, and I find them all helpful at times.

Many people believe that understanding the Scriptures has to do with having a “perfect translation” of the Scriptures. I try to tell them that there is no such thing as a “perfect” translation. And even if you read Hebrew and Greek fluently, it is still no guarantee that you will understand what you are reading.

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Wisdom for Urantia – Wednesday 1/18

January 18, 2006

In the physical universe we may see the divine beauty, in the intellectual world we may discern eternal truth, but the goodness of God is found only in the spiritual world of personal religious experience.

[The Urantia Book, p. 40, par. 5]

Tags: Eternal, God, Intellectual, Religious, Spiritual, Urantia Book, Wisdom

On 20th Anniversary of King Federal Holiday

January 16, 2006

Advocates Cite New Challenges to Civil Rights Leader’s Social Justice Vision

By civilrights.org staff January 13, 2006

What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have made of the dramatic images of tens of thousands of poor families abandoned at the Superdome and in the Convention Center in New Orleans, and of thousands of families stranded on Interstate-10 without food or water?

How would he have responded to a ballot initiative that would end affirmative action initiatives in higher education, employment, and contracting in the name of a “colorblind” society?

What would he say to those who claim that what is widely viewed as the most successful civil rights law ever functions now as punishment for the South’s past crimes? >>More

Tags: Accomplishments, Challenges, Civil Rights, Dream, Equality, Hurricane Katrina, Leaders, Love, Martin Luther King, New Orleans, Spiritual