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

May/June 2021 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Our Role in Church Growth • the Long Arm of Eschaton
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Sent Out and Sent Out Again – A 19th of June Sermon – the Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • What If? – A Sermon by the Rev. Mark D. Pendleton
  • Evil From Birth? – the Rev. Daniel W. Goodenough
  • Church Growth: Expect Persecution (Last of a three-Part Series) Again – the Rev. Michael D. Gladish
  • Finding the New Jerusalem: A Mysterious Writer in England Again – Marvin B. Clymer
  • From the Bishop’s Office – New Church Education Continues Uninterrupted Despite the Pandemic – the Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • Johnny Appleseed Education Center and Museum Needs Nurturing Again – the Rev. J. Clark Echols Jr.
  • The Divine Allegory – Michael A. Brown
  • Church News

Daily Inspiration

"Useful deeds are the principal ways of exercising charity and the principal means of worshipping the Lord."

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