Swedenblogian!

Swedenblogian is active again!  After a long hiatus, Susan has started posting again, beginning yesterday with a post entitled “I can’t shut up“.  I’m glad she can’t.  Susan has described herself as a Catholic fan of Swedenborg, and I love her outside-the-organized-New-Church perspective on the Writings.  A little more about her, from a post earlier [Read More...]

Swedenborg the Evangelist?

It’s fairly often that I hear people say, “Swedenborg never intended to start a church.”  For the most part, I think I agree with this statement – he never gathered people to himself, and he never actively encouraged priests or lay people to break away from their denominations to form a new one.  Still, I [Read More...]

What Will We Do In Heaven?

C. Michael Patton has a great series over at Parchment and Pen called “Questions I Hope No One Will Ask.” The latest question he addresses is, “What will we be doing in heaven?” Obviously, as a New Church person, this is the FIRST question I hope to be asked. The Writings have answers – entire [Read More...]

Sermon on the Feeding of the 5,000

This is the audio from the sermon I gave yesterday, Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. (Sorry, I haven’t figured out how to embed it on this new blog – but you can stream it from the New Church Audio site.) The lessons are Exodus 16:1-5,13-15, 31; Mark 6:31-44; and [Read More...]

Thoughts on Egypt

I’ve been following the protests in Egypt and praying for the Egyptian people – for their safety, and for a birth of greater freedom.  A few passages from the Writings that come to mind: A king who has absolute power, and who believes that his subjects are such slaves that he has a right to [Read More...]

What’s In A Name?

First of all, welcome to my blog, and welcome to the new site for those who’ve already been following me!  I’m excited to work with Patheos – they host several of my favourite blogs (e.g. Jesus Creed, The Deacon’s Bench, The Bible and Culture), and I look forward to getting involved in the conversations that happen [Read More...]


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