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.

Current Issue

May/June 2024 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The New Church: Between Dream and Destiny • Calling People Together and Sending Them Out
  • Letter to the Editors
  • All Things New – A New Church Day Sermon, by the Rev. W. Cairns Henderson
  • The Seven Thunders – A New Church Day Sermon, by the Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Gathering Together New – The Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • The Purpose and Value of Worship Services for the General Church of the New Jerusalem – The Rev. Prescott A. Rogers
  • True Love – The Rev. Todd J. Beiswenger
  • Finding the New Jerusalem: Rev. Joseph Proud – A Memoir by the Rev. Edward Madeley Compiled by Marvin Clymer
  • God’s Dice and Human Freedom – Ned Uber
  • Life Lines
  • Church News
  • Announcements

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New Church Life
PO Box 45
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

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