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

March/April 2023 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: The Glory and the Power • The Theme of Betrayal in the Easter Story
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Palm Sunday: Jesus Wept for the People of Jerusalem – The Rev. Eric H. Carswell
  • 50 Years ago in New Church Life:
  • Putting Off and Putting On - An Easter Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Louis B. King
  • Stretch, Release, Breathe: How My Work Works on Me: Charter Day Theta Alpha Talk – Chara C. Daum
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Doomscrolling – The Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • Finding the New Jerusalem: Part Three of the Story of Robert Hindmarsh Compiled by Marvin Clymer
  • A Harsh God? – Ned Uber
  • Bryn Athyn Cathedral Gardens – Terry Schnarr
  • A New Index to Spiritual Experiences – The Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • Church News
  • Life Lines
  • Announcements

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Divine Providence 151.1