In this issue we tackle a big topic…What is a New Christianity—the New Church? This question reminds me of the litany of questions I get daily from my three-year-old. These are often simple, profound, and almost always difficult to answer definitively and concisely.
To me, the New Christianity is the Lord’s message born anew in my life. It is the living presence of the Lord revealed through the Bible and through my heartfelt efforts to bring the Bible’s message to life. New Christianity is where God is one, heaven is possible, and hope is alive.
I like to think New Christianity is not so much new as it is old. It puts aside the dogmas, bureaucracy, and formality that separates individuals from interacting with and embracing the Divine. A New Christianity is a movement, a message, a possibility that transcends any human organization.
I hope this issue leaves you inspired, enriched, and perhaps filled with even more questions. May you continue to approach sacred texts familiar and new to you for insights on your journey.
& Creative Director
Articles in this issue
What's new about the New Church?
What new perspectives are present in the New Church?
A church for the world
Is the New Church a universal religion, accepting all faiths? The Rev. Jeremy Simons suggests that all people can be saved if they live according…
What is the New Church?
New Church teachings paint a beautiful picture of the Lord's presence on earth with all people. Here is a selection of passages that explain this…
How many baptisms does a person need?
Dr. Sylvia Montgomery Shaw has been baptized three times. Why do the teachings of the New Church mean so much to her?
Participate in a New Christianity
Here are three ways to make the beautiful promises of the New Church a reality.
Prophecies of the apocalypse
Is the end of the world coming? Does God only save 144,000, as the book of Revelation seems to imply?
Small group study: You Can Believe!
Utilize this small group outline as structure for small group study. This month we focus on "You Can Believe!", an introduction into a New Christianity.