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

September/October 2016 (View pages)
September/October 2016 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done • Labor Day
  • Letters to the Editors
  • The Gift of Inspiration – A Sermon by the Rev. John L. Odhner
  • Greater Engagement: A Plan for the General Church – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Friendship – A Sermon by the Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • General Church Religion Lessons and the General Church – Sarah B. Odhner
  • Introducing Our Ministers: Changed by Faith and Paying it Forward: – The Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • Considering Conscience – A Sermon by the Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • Book Review: Growth Pains and Pleasures By the Rev. Frank S. Rose, – Reviewed by Bronwen M. Henry
  • Prayer’s Role in the Salvation of our Soul – The Rev. Kurt P. Nemitz
  • The Character and Possible Uses of the Spiritual Diary/ Spiritual Experiences – The Rev. Willard L. D. Heinrichs
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"To believe in the Lord is to have confidence that He saves; and because only those who have good lives can have such confidence, this too is meant by believing in Him."

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