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

November/December 2020 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: 20/20 Vision Revisited • The Call to Children
  • Letters to the Editors
  • The Sacrifices of Obedience – A Thanksgiving Sermon by Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • Shepherds: Teaching, Leading and a Good Life – A Christmas Sermon by Rev. Mark B. Allais
  • Peace Like a River – A Sermon About the Christmas Prophecies by Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Being Affirmative to What the Lord Says by Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • Charter Day Cathedral Address: Call Upon Him While He is Near by Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr.
  • Why a New Church Translation of the Word? by Rev. Andrew J. Heilman
  • The Gift and the Challenge of Reading and Understanding the Arcana Coelestia – Michael Brown
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"Divine Providence has as its end in view a person's eternal salvation, thus not their great happiness in the world, not - that is to say - wealthiness and eminence which people during their lifetime think real happiness consists in."

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