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.

Current Issue

January/February 2023 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials:
  • The Celestial Fire of Conscience • Five Thoughts About the Future
  • The Woman at the Well – A Sermon by the Rev. Scott I. Frazier
  • Hard Sayings: The Slow Growth of the Church – A Sermon by the Rev. Daniel Fitzpatrick
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Our Part: Living According to the Commandments – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Our Traveling Bishops: Reports from the Rt. Revs. Peter Buss, Brad Heinrichs and David Lindrooth
  • Artfully Academic: A Profile of Bryn Athyn College – Dean Jonathan Kline
  • Marriage for Eternity? – A Paper by Bryn Athyn College Student Alisha Reid
  • Conjugial Love Study in the Academy Girls School – Kira Shadegg, Principal
  • As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord – A new book by the Rt. Rev. Brad Heinrichs (Reviewed by the Rev. Dr. Ray Silverman and the Rev. Walter E. Orthwein)
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • Announcements

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Daily Inspiration

"When we know what is true from our faith, understand it in our own way, and then want it to happen and act on it, we build up a conscience."

New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 131