About

My name is Coleman Glenn (yes, really – it’s not Glenn Coleman).  I was ordained into the ministry of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in May of 2009.  After serving as pastor of the Dawson Creek Church of the New Jerusalem in Dawson Creek, BC, I moved with my family to the opposite side of the world in July of 2014, and I now serve as associate pastor at New Church Westville and as chaplain at Kainon School in Westville, South Africa (a suburb of Durban). My amazing wife Anne Grace and I occasionally post on our family blog with updates on life in South Africa with our two wonderful (and occasionally terrifying) young children.

About this blog (and the name of it in particular): in New Church (AKA Swedenborgian) theology, good and truth (or love and wisdom) are the essence of God, and everything in the universe has its origin in good and truth.  (And incidentally, because of this it’s known to students in New Church schools as the answer that will give you the best shot at half credit if you don’t know the right answer on a theology test…)  That gives this blog a pretty wide range, since everything in the universe falls under the umbrella of its title.  Mostly, it will be scattered thoughts on theology, pastoring, culture, and maybe a little bit about my life, from one New Churchman’s perspective.

Header image courtesy of Robert Strickland on Flickr via CC license


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