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 2017 (View pages)
November/December 2017 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Christmas Counterpoint • Religious Feelings: Peace • The Increase of the Earth
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Nothing is Impossible for God A Christmas Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • Timeless Messages in the Word – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Martin Luther, The Last Judgment and the New Church – The Rev. Dr. Andrew M. T. Dibb
  • Charter Day Address: An Opened Door to a Higher Education The Rev. Michael K. Cowley
  • The Remarkable Story of John Bigelow – The Rev. William Hyde Alden
  • New Christian Bible Study Update – Steve David
  • The Symbolism of the Psalms: A Spiritual Commentary Reviewed by the Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • General Church Annual Report
  • Directory of the General Church Clergy
  • Announcements
  • Index

Daily Inspiration

"Heaven consists of... a heartfelt wishing better for others than for oneself, and serving others for the sake of their happiness with no thought of reward, simply out of love."

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