New Church Life

New Church Life is a monthly magazine devoted to the teachings revealed through Emanuel Swedenborg. It is the official journal of the General Church of the New Jerusalem and has been published continuously since 1881.

The magazine typically includes:

  • Sermons
  • Doctrinal articles
  • Editorials
  • Book Reviews

Because it has been published for over 100 years, New Church Life is valued by many readers as a resource for study of the doctrinal thought of the church and as a repository of information on the history of the church organization.

Subscribe to New Church Life magazine ($30 per year), to have the magazine mailed to you.

Alternatively, subscribe (for free) to receive email notifications when a new issue is available to read online.

Current Issue

July/August 2016 (View pages)
July/August 2016 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Rights and Responsibilities • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply – The Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • Loving One’s Country and Disagreements – The Rev. Eric H. Carswell
  • Purposefulness: Bryn Athyn College Graduation Banquet Address – Dr. Allen J. Bedford
  • Feeling the Flow of the Lord’s Love: Academy Secondary Schools Commencement Address – The Rev. J. Clark Echols
  • The Future of the Christian Church and a Prediction of its Interaction With the New Church – Craig W. Bostock
  • Book Review: The Abridged Arcana Coelestia – By Dr. Willard Mansfield – Reviewed by the Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Sr.
  • Swedenborg Library: Carroll Chamberlain Odhner – A Retrospective
  • The Sound of Infinity – The Rev. Stephen D. Cole
  • Jonathan Hanford Olds: A Legacy for the Future – Judith A. Lopacki
  • Declarations of Faith and Statements of Purpose
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"A heavenly society is a harmony of many."

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