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

July/August 2023 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Change and the Church • Free Speech and the First Amendment
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Resurrection for the Rev. Robert S. Jungé – The Rev. Lawson M. Smith
  • Can Science Help Those Who Doubt the Existence of God? – Don Ridgway
  • Our Relationship with God – or How to Comprehend the Infinite – A Sermon by the Rev. Michael D. Gladish
  • When the Righteous Cry Out: The Hope and Challenge of Psalm 34 – A Sermon by the Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Messages from the Lord that Shift Our Perspective – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Bryn Athyn College Commencement Address: The Power of Story – Susan David de Maine
  • Academy Secondary Schools Commencement Address: Resilience and ‘Failing Forward’ – John Thygeson
  • Euthanasia: Is there a New Church Answer? – The Rev. Todd J. Beiswenger
  • Declaration of Faith and Purpose – The Rev. Justin Schorran
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • Announcements

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Daily Inspiration

"It is a law of the divine design that the closer and closer we come to God, which is something we have to do as if we were completely on our own, the closer and closer God comes to us. When we meet, God forms a partnership with us."

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