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 2019 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Deliver Us From Evil • Gaining Wisdom
  • Letters to the Editors
  • What Does the Academy Mean to Me? The Hope of the Future (Reprinted from 1968) – The Rt. Rev. Willard D. Pendleton
  • Becoming an Angel – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • The Idolatry of Logic – A Sermon by the Rev. Scott I. Frazier
  • A Brief Exposition and the Scarlet, Flowery Skies in Heaven – The Rev. Kenneth J. Alden
  • 200 Years and 100 Miles: Doctrine’s Failure to Settle the Slavery Debate in the New Church – The Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • Book Review: Intelligent Default by the Rev. Dr. Reuben P. Bell – Reviewed by the Rev. Walter E. Orthwein
  • The Academy Yearbook Tradition – Marvin Clymer
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

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