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

November/December 2021 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Christmas Counterpoint • Alone for Christmas: Is there Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”?
  • Letters to the Editors
  • The Shepherd’s Way – A Christmas Sermon by the Rev. Philip B. Schnarr
  • Why it is So Important to Turn to the Lord as Both Human and God – A Christmas Season Sermon by the Rev. Eric H. Carswell
  • Creating True Spiritual Impact in a Troubled World – Charter Day Address by the Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • Young Adults: Solving the Problem – th Rev. Jeffrey O. Smith
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Musings on Mercy and “Hard” Truths – the Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • Book Review: Prayer and Providence by the Rev. Michael D. Gladish – Reviewed by Kathy Simons
  • Book Review: Exploring the Path, Walking the Path by the Rev. Erik J. Buss – Reviewed by the Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • Redemption’s Wondrous Plan – the Rev. John Elliot
  • Two Baptisms, Two Babies, One Story – the Rev. Chuck Blair
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"The activity of the will is the real person, not thought or utterance of that which they do not will."

Arcana Coelestia 379