Why I Don’t Say “Swedenborg Says…”

Why the only Swedenborgian blogger at Patheos avoids citing Emanuel Swedenborg by name. [Read more…]

The Best Things: Swedenborg Foundation Videos and Blogs

Three insightful, funny, and practical resources for engaging with the ahead-of-its-time theology of 18th-century visionary Emanuel Swedenborg. [Read more…]

Family First or Vocation First? A New Church Challenge

In a faith that puts a high value both on vocational work and on marriage and family, it can be hard to find a balance. [Read more…]

Does the Trinity Matter? A Swedenborgian View of The Shack

There’s a lot to love in The Shack, but can its portrayal of the Trinity be reconciled with New Church theology? [Read more…]

The Best Things: Marriage Moats

How a daily mini-blog about chickens, children, and carrots can make your relationships stronger, whether you’re married or not. [Read more…]

“Repent” Does Not Mean “Wallow in Self-loathing”: An Ash Wednesday Reflection.

Repentance is not about making yourself feel miserable – but it does require spending some time in the ashes. [Read more…]

How La La Land Failed to Earn Its Ending

A spoilerful critique of a very good movie that could have been great. [Read more…]

Imperfect Courage: A Sermon

We fear that that we will never be good enough. Moments of despair and failure confirm that fear. But they also teach us something new. [Read more…]

Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

And does it count as handling it if we weep, shout, and completely fall apart? [Read more…]

Eternal Love in Heavenly Bodies

Why I intend to keep hugging and kissing my wife in heaven – even if we might spend some time in the ultimate long-distance relationship first. [Read more…]