Online study resources

The following list of websites provide helpful research tools for anyone wanting to better understand the Bible, Swedenborg's Writings, prepare religious instruction for children or find music to accompany a New Church worship service.

For those seeking a more precise understanding of Swedenborg’s books, or the inner meaning of the Lord’s Word, online resources make it easy to find specific passages and learn correspondences.


offthelefteyeThis YouTube channel is loaded with wonderful, short videos exploring Swedenborg’s Writings and New Church theology. It also includes weekly live broadcasts (which can be seen live or in the archives).


whatthebiblesaysRev. John Odhner has provided a look at “What the Bible Says”, exploring a multitude of topics within the Bible.


New Christian Bible Study

newchristianbiblestudy-iconIn this one site you can read all of Swedenborg’s Writings, as well as read the Bible in a number of translations. It also provides insights into the meaning of popular Bible stories. Capabilities are being continually added, and the developers welcome you to provide feedback on how to improve the site.


Spirit and Life Bible Study

Spirit-and-Life-Bible-Study-logoRev. Dr. Jonathan Rose offers a weekly Bible study called Spirit and Life Bible Study (also known as Nunc Licet Bible Study), exploring a multitude of topics within the Bible. You can watch the class live every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm Eastern Time, or watch previous sessions at any time at your convenience.


begin-a-new-life“Begin a New Life” leads you through four universal steps for life change and spiritual transformation. It’s a faith-based process that helps you make and sustain any life change that you want or need to make—one or two changes at a time. It doesn’t matter how big or small the change is, this process can help.


New Church Music

newchurchmusic-iconThe New Church Music website is a fantastic resource for enhancing worship services of any kind. Use an easy topic-search to access liturgy music or pieces by New Church musicians. Download accompaniment files for songs, learn new music, and create songbooks for congregations. Musical contributions to the site are welcomed, especially compositions or altered versions of existing songs. Note: Music copyright laws require a login and password for this site.


New Church Vineyard

publications-vineyard-iconAn online magazine promoting spiritual learning for people of all ages. There is a rotating theme for each month which provides direction for religious study. Vineyard also offers resources and materials for home, Sunday school, and classroom learning.


Daily Inspiration

"You cannot be spiritually reborn without some knowledge of the new or spiritual life, of the true things that you ought to believe and the good things that you ought to do. You cannot learn these things on your own, because on your own you can comprehend things only through your physical senses. Your physical senses give you information about the material world and yourself, not about heaven and God. Spiritual knowledge comes only from revelation."

New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 177