A Heavy Cross or an Easy Yoke?

Is the Christian life supposed to be easy or supposed to be hard? We can probably guess that the answer is “both,” but what does that actually mean? [Read more…]

A New (To Me) Swedenborgian Blog

Lee and Annette Woofenden offer keen insight and pastoral wisdom on their aptly named “Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life” blog. [Read more…]

When Grievers Say the Things You’re Not Supposed To Say to Them

There are a number of things you shouldn’t say to a grieving person. But what do you do when they’re said by the grieving person himself? [Read more…]

A Potential Collaboration?

(Note: this was a post that contained information that was not as public as I thought, and so it has been removed. I hope to repost something in the future.) [Read more…]

Breaking a Few Eggs: Donald Trump and the Toxic Principle of Guilt by Association

We are in danger of abandoning a fundamental principle of justice: that a group should be not punished for the sins of an individual. [Read more…]

The Extraterrestrial Problem

Swedenborgians tend to avoid discussing one of the most engaging, easy-to-read works in the New Church canon. Why? Because it’s also the one with the aliens. [Read more…]

The End of the World As We Know It? The New Church Hope for the Future

The New Church believes that the Last Judgment and the “end of the age” have already occurred. So what is the New Church hope for the future of the human race? [Read more…]

Why Trump Defied the Polls

This is not a political blog, and I am not an expert in politics. That’s why I didn’t post the following when I wrote it five days ago. Now that it actually seems to be happening, I’m posting in case it can give any insight into how the polls could have gotten things so wrong. [Read More…]

What’s Wrong with a Tree of Knowledge?

Swedenborgians celebrate the compatibility of science and faith, of reason and religion. But there’s a serpent in the garden. What does it mean to hold a rational faith but to reject the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil? [Read more…]

Learning from Children

How do little children learn in heaven? The answer might open our eyes to an innate but sometimes hidden spirituality in our own kids. [Read more…]