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 2017 (View pages)
July/August 2017 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The Simple Truth • Religious Feelings: Contentment
  • Letters to the Editors
  • The New Understanding of the Word – The Rev. James P. Cooper
  • The Divine Inspiration of Emanuel Swedenborg – The Rev. Geoffrey S. Childs
  • Discerning Love: The Best Way to Help – A Sermon by the Rev. John L. Odhner
  • Finding Our Lost Sheep – A Sermon by the Rev. Solomon J. Keal
  • Bryn Athyn College Commencement: Always the Right Answer – Good and Truth – Erin Glenn Busby
  • Academy Secondary Schools Commencement: Preparation for Wise Choices – Leann P. Hill
  • Conjugial Love Study in the Academy Girls School – Kira Schadegg, Principal
  • It’s Okay to be a Space Cadet: Appreciating the Power of Forgiveness – Sasha Silverman
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"Spiritual power is to desire the well-being of another, and to desire to give to another as far as possible what is within you."

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