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 2018 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The Meaning of Christmas • The Christmas Gift: Peace
  • The Levitical Blessing – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • The ONE God – A Sermon by the Rev. Ryan M. Sandstrom
  • Tell Out Your Soul
  • A Christmas Sermon by the Rev. Howard A. Thompson
  • Charter Day Cathedral Address: The Gratitude Effect – The Rev. Dr. Ray Silverman
  • Charter Day Banquet Talks: The Distinctiveness of New Church Education in the Academy Secondary Schools – Martha Hyatt Odhner, Westley Wedell, Camryn Buss, the Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • Evolution and Religion: One Scientist’s Perspective – Justin G. Stroh, PhD
  • Book Review: A New Key to the Bible by Bruce Henderson – Reviewed by Peter H. Boericke
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • Directory of the General Church Clergy
  • Index for 2018

Daily Inspiration

"A person who knows all that is good and all that is true (as much as can be known) - but does not resist evils, knows nothing."

Apocalypse Explained 1180