“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...]

New Church Perspective Article

Sorry for the lack of recent posts: I’ve been away at Maple (camp for New Church teens).  Over the weekend New Church Perspective posted an article I wrote on whether the Lord has a sense of humour.  Read it here. I’d love to hear your thoughts! [Read more...]

Sermon: The Plank and the Splinter

This is a sermon I gave June 27, 2009, at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. The Plank and the Splinter A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn [Read more...]

Are My Colors Your Colors?

Is my red your red, or do you see red as what I call “blue”?  It’s a question that most of us have probably found ourselves wondering about, because we have no way of actually sharing with another person how we perceive a color.  But in a post on his blog at Psychology Today, Mark [Read More...]

Helping Others is Good for You

The website inCharacter.org has an interview with Dr. Stephen G. Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. (Call me a cynic, but the name “Institute for Research on [Read More...]

Sermon: David Spares Saul

This was a family talk (i.e. kids and adults together) that I delivered at the Olivet New Church in Toronto on Sunday, June 6.  The actual talk was only in outline form, so this is just a rough write-up of what I remember saying. David Spares Saul A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn This [Read More...]

The Upside of Irrationality

An interesting article from the Boston Globe today about a new book by behavioural economist Dan Ariely called The Upside of Irrationality. Excerpt from the article: On another work-related theme, Ariely shows that people overvalue things they help make themselves. In one experiment, Ariely asks subjects to make an origami animal and then say how [Read More...]

The Law of Retaliation

I’m preparing for a sermon on Sunday on the story of David sparing Saul’s life even though Saul had been trying to kill him (1 Samuel 24).  In the course of my research, I came across a passage from Arcana Coelestia on “the law of retaliation”: The hells, or the evil who are there, are [Read More...]

The Last LOST (Contains Spoilers!)

So much has been written about the LOST finale that it seems almost pointless to add my voice to the din, but it has been my favourite show (i.e. the only show I’ve regularly watched) for the last three years, and I have a lot of thoughts about it.  Plus, it had all sorts of [Read More...]


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