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

September/October 2020 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • New Spiritual Editor for New Church Life
  • Editorials: How Long, Lord? • Racism and the 250th Anniversary of the New Church
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Trust in the Lord and Do Good – A Sermon by The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Declarations and Revolutions – A Sermon by The Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • The Roots of Racism – A Sermon by The Rev. Mark D. Pendleton
  • Racism: What Can I Do? – The Rev. Howard A. Thompson
  • Nurses, Sacraments and True Worship in the ICU – The Rev. Jay Barry
  • The Character and Quality of Governors – The Rev. Michael D. Gladish
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Who Does the Lord Invite to Participate in the New Church? And Why Does He Invite Them? – The Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • Statement of Faith and Purpose – The Rev. Richard M. Glenn
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"The Lord Himself is present with those in temptation, both immediately, and mediately by angels."

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