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 2017 (View pages)
May/June 2017 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Revelation as a Mirror • The Marriage Supper of the Lamb • Religious Feelings: Yearning and Hope
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Progress and Development of the New Church – The Rev. Willard L. D. Heinrichs
  • What News From Earth? – A Sermon by the Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • Go and Sin No More – A Sermon by the Rev. Grant H. Odhner
  • Bryn Athyn College Extends Its Reach
  • Swedenborg and the Arts International Conference
  • Indexing His Way into Further Enlightenment: Discovering Swedenborg’s Process Through Translation – The Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose
  • A Daily Reading Schedule for the Arcana Coelestia
  • Finding Hope: Talking About Addiction, Suicide, Domestic Violence and Mental Illness – Bronwen M. Henry
  • Charity Works: Carrying the New Church Mission into Service in El Salvador – Tara Dugan
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"Nobody can be joined to the Lord except by means of love and charity. Love is spiritual conjunction itself."

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