The Universe Is Like an Analogy

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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...]

The Deeper Meaning in Tiffany’s Swedenborgian Angels

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On Monday I received my copy of Tiffany’s Swedenborgian Angels by Mary Lou Bertucci and Joanna Hill, currently featured on the Patheos Book Club. I’ve been reading it in bits and pieces over the last few days.  It’s not a long book, but it’s one that invites pausing and reflecting. First and foremost: this is a [Read More...]

Sermon on the Feeding of the 5,000

This is the audio from the sermon I gave yesterday, Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. (Sorry, I haven’t figured out how to embed it on this new blog – but you can stream it from the New Church Audio site.) The lessons are Exodus 16:1-5,13-15, 31; Mark 6:31-44; and [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...]


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