The Importance of Context

Phew.  It’s been a busy summer.  Now that school has started up again and I’m starting to have a regular schedule, I plan to start blogging more again. I’ve been researching in the Writings for a sermon on humility.  In my research I was reminded of a passage on humility that used to really bother [Read More...]

Sermon: Dwelling with the Lord

I delivered this sermon on August 15, 2010, at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. DWELLING WITH THE LORD A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn 15 August 2010 Olivet New Church, Toronto Sometimes the Word is hard to read.  In the books of Moses, we find histories that might seem irrelevant to our modern [Read More...]

Another Critique of Calvinism

There’s another fine critique of Calvinism, and especially the idea of double-predestination (God pre-ordains who will go to heaven and who will go to hell), over at Evangel blog.  Read it here.  This one’s by Adam Omelianchuk; a few months ago I linked to two similar posts on the same topic (here and here; my [Read More...]

Sermon: Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem

I preached this sermon at the Carmel New Church in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 18, 2010. BRINGING THE ARK TO JERUSALEM A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn This morning we read the story of David taking the ark to Jerusalem, and the sad story of Uzzah touching the ark.  But the story actually begins [Read More...]

“Love in Human Form”

From Arcana Coelestia n. 4735: The Lord’s Human, after it was glorified or made Divine, cannot be thought of as human, but as the Divine love in human form; and this so much the more than the angels, who, when they appear (as seen by me), appear as forms of love and charity under the [Read More...]

Sermon: Bitter Waters Made Sweet

I preached this sermon on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. BITTER WATERS MADE SWEET A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn “And they came to Marah, and they could not drink the waters for bitterness, because they were bitter; therefore he called the name of it Marah.” (Exodus 15:23) [Read More...]


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