Really Living

Yesterday I preached on the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead as recorded in John 11. During the course of the research I was struck by how many times the gospel of John speaks of life. I’m sure it’s partly because I was looking for it, but it seems to be the central message [Read More...]

Sweden-whatsian?

Swedenborg Bust

When I tell people that I’m Swedenborgian, I often get a blank look. Explaining that my church subscribes to the doctrines found in the works of Emanuel Swedenborg doesn’t help a whole lot. Fortunately, the Swedenborg Foundation has just released a video explaining who Swedenborg was and what books to start with if you’re interested [Read More...]

Want to Believe? Start Doing

Rich Man and Lazarus

This past Sunday, I preached on the Lord’s parable of the rich man and Lazarus from the Gospel of Luke (sermon audio available here). At the end of the parable, Jesus describes the rich man in hell begging that Abraham send Lazarus to warn the rich man’s brothers that they need to repent if they [Read More...]

Oklahoma

I have a tendency to turn everything into a philosophical or theological discussion. But right now, I just want to add my prayers to the millions being lifted up for the people in Oklahoma who’ve lost homes, lives, and loved ones in the tornado. May the Lord bring them strength, comfort, and hope. “The Lord bless you [Read More...]

The Universe Is Like an Analogy

Jesus Walks on Water

An article in the New Scientist argues that analogy is the core of human thinking. New Church thought goes even further: it says that the universe itself is like an analogy, in that it is a physical expression of spiritual reality. [Read more...]

New Church Links

A few New Church / Swedenborgian articles and videos that I enjoyed this week: 1.) An article by Joel Glenn (who happens to share my last name because he happens to be my brother) at New Church Perspective on a recent insight he had into the way he’s viewed the Father and the Son. Excerpt: [Read More...]


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