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

July/August 2020 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorial: What Does the Lord Require of You?
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Those Who Are With Us – A Sermon by The Rev. N. Bruce Rogers
  • Laughter – A Sermon by The Rev. Derek P. Elphick
  • Resurrection Address for The Rev. Kurt Horigan Asplundh – The Rev. Kurt Hy. Asplundh
  • From the Bishop’s Office: ‘A Very Present Help in Trouble’ – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Graduation Celebration Address: Bryn Athyn College Class of 2020 – President Brian Blair
  • The Reach of New Church Education: An Institute for Swedenborgian Studies at Bryn Athyn College – The Rev. Dr. Thane P. Glenn
  • Adventures in Evangelization on YouTube – The Rev. Todd J. Beiswenger
  • The Minecraft Academy of the New Church: Coping with Quarantine Through Creative Construction – The Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"The delight from good and the pleasantness from truth which cause blessedness in heaven, do not consist in idleness, but in activity; ... in activity, delight and pleasantness are permanent and constantly uplift, and cause blessedness."

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