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

January/February 2019 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The Gift of an Understanding Heart • Does God Know the Future?
  • Letter to the Editors
  • Memorial Address: The Rt. Rev. Alfred Acton II By the Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Sr.
  • Read the Word, Change the World – The Rev. Alan M. Cowley
  • A Yoke on the Neck: Vastation for the Sake of Good A Sermon by the Rev. Kurt Hyland Asplundh
  • The Next Generation of the Church A Sermon by the Rev. Brett D. Buick
  • Just What is the Lord Up To? – Council of the Clergy 2018 The Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • Interviewing the Revelator – The Rev. W. Cairns Henderson (Reprinted from 1949)
  • Book Review: A Companion to Divine Love and Wisdom by the Rev. Prescott A. Rogers. – Reviewed by the Rev. Walter E. Orthwein
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"It needs to be recognized that all evil flows in from hell, and all goodness from the Lord through heaven. The only reason evil is ever assigned to us as ours is that we believe and convince ourselves that we think it up and do it on our own."

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