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

July/August 2022 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The Arc of Providence • The General Church and National Politics
  • Letters to the Editors
  • On Eagles’ Wings: A Sermon About the Lord’s Protection of the New Church - Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • Reading the Word – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • From the Bishop’s Office: The Rock That is Higher Than I – The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Bryn Athyn College Commencement Address: Prepare for Risks; Persistence and Course Changes; Your Values Are Your Best Tool – Charles M. Cole
  • Academy Secondary Schools Commencement Address: “Now It Is Permitted . . . “ – B. Erik Odhner
  • Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes: Fostering Empathy at Glencairn Museum
  • Abuse in Marriage: A Cry Out of the Silence – Susan C. Hill
  • Confessions of Faith
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

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New Church Life
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Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

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Daily Inspiration

"The more we base what we say on sound reasoning and the more we focus on the time we will spend in heaven, the more human we are."

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