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

September/October 2023 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Solace and Sanctuary • Arguments from Appearances
  • Letters to the Editors
  • ‘Look at the Birds of the Air’ – A Sermon by the Rev. Derek P. Elphick
  • Why Some Live Long and Some Not So Long – The Rev. Robert S. Jungé
  • A Nation Under God: Living into our Equality – Leah H. Rose
  • Sex in the Spiritual World: A Paper for the Council of the Clergy – The Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Smoke – The Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • Choosing to Make Bryn Athyn College the Best that It Can Be – The Rev. Eric H. Carswell, President
  • The Most Important New Church Belief – The Rev. Erik J. Buss
  • General Church Education Conference: Reconnect and Rejuvenate – Rebekah Russell and Greg Henderson
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • Announcement

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New Church Life
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Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

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Daily Inspiration

"The Lord forgives everyone their sins, because He is mercy itself. Nevertheless they are not thereby forgiven unless one performs serious repentance, and desists from evils."

Arcana Coelestia 9014.3