Sermon: Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem

I preached this sermon at the Carmel New Church in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 18, 2010. BRINGING THE ARK TO JERUSALEM A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn This morning we read the story of David taking the ark to Jerusalem, and the sad story of Uzzah touching the ark.  But the story actually begins [Read More...]

The Lord In Everything

Last week I posted a quote that I love from True Christian Religion, which says, “God alone acts; man permits himself to be acted upon, and cooperates to all appearance as if of himself, although interiorly from God” (TCR 588).  To me, everything comes down to this.  When I am able to get some kind [Read More...]

Rev. Jonathan Rose in “Heaven”

In Monday’s New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer reviews a new book by Lisa Miller entitled Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife. The review mentions a few specific views of heaven that Miller explores, including the Swedenborgian view of heaven: Over time, she explains, visions of heaven became more specific. The Book of Revelation is especially vivid. In the [Read More...]

Changes Since Swedenborg: The Rise of Arminianism

Has Christianity substantially changed since the Writings were published in the 18th century?  Are Swedenborg’s condemnation of Christian doctrine still accurate?  It’s a question that I’ve wondered about at least since college, when I wrote my senior paper on the topic.  My conclusion in that paper was that by and large, the official doctrines of [Read More...]

God Alone Acts

“God alone acts; man permits himself to be acted upon, and cooperates to all appearance as if of himself, although interiorly from God.” (True Christian Religion n. 588) [Read more...]


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