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

September/October 2021 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Our Guiding Vision • The Last Judgment and the Sexual Revolution
  • Letters to the Editors
  • Conjugial Love: A Most Precious Gem of the New Church – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • What the Heavenly Doctrines Say About Sex and Gender – the Rev. Christopher A. Barber
  • From the Bishop’s Office: Marriage, Doctrine and Dialogue – the Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • Four Steps to Healing – A Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew M. T. Dibb
  • A Call to Neighbors – the Rev. Thomas H. Rose
  • Young Adults: What’s the Real Problem? – the Rev. Jeffrey O. Smith
  • Finding the New Jerusalem: The Story of John Clowes – Howard Roth (Edited by Marvin Clymer)
  • Declaration of Faith and Statement of Purpose – the Rev. Justin E. Schorran
  • Church News

Daily Inspiration

"[Angels] are upset if anyone attributes to them any wisdom or intelligence at all, for they know and perceive that it would be taking away from the Divine that which is His."

Arcana Coelestia 4295:2