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

May/June 2022 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • Editorials: Playing to the Crowd • Deliver Us from Evil
  • Responses to “Standing for Marriage in Today’s World” – A Message from the Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Jr., plus letters sent to New Church Life
  • A Pastor’s Message on Healing – The Rev. Derek P. Elphick
  • Letters to the Editors
  • The Value of the New Church and Its Teachings – The Rev. Mark D. Pendleton
  • Making Peace – A Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew M. T. Dibb
  • “Choose for Yourselves This Day”: Reflections on Divine Love and Sensing Life as Our Own (Part II) – The Rev. Daniel W. Goodenough
  • From the Bishop’s Office: The Beautiful Vision of the Holy City New Jerusalem – The Rt. Rev. Bradley D. Heinrichs
  • A Demon in the Air – The Rev. Howard A. Thompson
  • Update on the New Church Teacher Competencies Program – R. Scott Daum
  • The New Church Career Network: Helping People Where it Matters – Aaliya Gunther
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

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