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

March/April 2020 (PDF)
Inside this issue:

  • General Church Retreat Cancelled Announcement
  • Editorials: Joy Cometh in the Morning • Generations of Vipers
  • Letters to the Editor
  • “Touch Me Not . . . “ – An Easter Sermon The Rt. Rev. Peter M. Buss Sr.
  • Hope – A Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Brian W. Keith
  • Why Do Bad Things Happen? – The Rev. Jeremy F. Simons
  • Appropriating Good and Evil – The Rev. James P. Cooper
  • Boynton Beach Retreat 2020: We Are All Sowers (Presentations by Chelsea Odhner, Devin Zuber, Bruce Henderson, the Rev. Alan M. Cowley and Tim Bilger)
  • From the Bishop’s Office: The Grand Human Project – The Rt. Rev. David H. Lindrooth
  • State of Bryn Athyn College Address: Celebrating a Common Bond (President Brian Blair, Dean Wendy Closterman, Dean Suzanne Nelson)
  • Time and Eternity – The Rev. Louis Synnestvedt
  • Church News
  • Life Lines

Daily Inspiration

"Caring and faith are united in the same way that our will and our understanding are united, since our will is the part of us that cares and our understanding is the part of us that has faith."

Doctrine of Faith 18