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

January/February 2020 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Fear Not • Laying the Foundation
  • Walter Orthwein: A Fond Farewell
  • Letters to the Editors
  • From The Bishop’s Office: Mission and Values – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Prayer for Others: New Church Teachings About the Effects of Prayer – The Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • Answers to Prayers – The Rev. Jared J. Buss
  • Family Ties – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • The Life-Changing Power of Order – A Sermon by the Rev. Philip B. Schnarr
  • A Reflection for the New Year on Thought, Rationality and Freedom – The Rev. Howard A. Thompson
  • Who is Swedenborg?
  • It’s Not Swedenborg’s Skull: A True Story – The Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • As We Retreat into the Future Let Us Not Forget the Past – Michael A. Brown
  • How to Keep Young People in the Faith? – Olaf Hauptmann
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"The Lord forgives everyone their sins, because He is mercy itself. Nevertheless they are not thereby forgiven unless one performs serious repentance, and desists from evils."

Arcana Coelestia 9014:3