Spiritual Astrophysics – Rev. Dr. James Lawrence

Rev. Dr. James Lawrence, dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies, pays tribute to the late Stephen Hawking by engaging the philosophical implications of his groundbreaking work in astrophysics in comparison to Swedenborg’s scientific as well as mystical insights.   Click below for a printable PDF version of the text:...

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Panentheism: God Within Nature -Rev. Robert McCluskey

Often contemporary debates on matters of religion, philosophy, and spirituality over-simplify both our questions and our answers. Do we have to choose between the interventionist god of theism and scientific materialism or pantheism in our quest to understand the nature of the Divine and humanity? Can either be reconciled with reason?...

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Happy Birthday to a Man of Many Faults -Rev. Coleman Glenn

  January 29 marked the 330th anniversary of Emanuel Swedenborg’s birth (going by the Julian calendar anyway). In my particular denomination of Swedenborgianism, our celebrations of Swedenborg’s birthday are more muted than they once were – we rarely any longer sing, “To Swedenborg, Our Wondrous Seer” (a real song, sung to the...

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Worldly and Spiritual Riches and Poverty -Rev. Susannah Currie

  In this sermon, delivered at the Bridgewater New Church in Bridgewater, MA, Rev. Susannah Currie explores the issues regarding material and spiritual wealth, the reality of poverty, and how they intersect, through a Swedenborgian lens.   Readings: Psalm 49 (https://newchristianbiblestudy.org/bible/king-james-version/psalms/49/) and Luke 18:18-25 (https://newchristianbiblestudy.org/bible/king-james-version/luke/18/)   Click below for an...

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A Sermon for the New Year -Rev. Hugh Odhner

  In this sermon, the Rev. Hugh Odhner discusses some ways in which an exploration of the inner meaning of the Word can be deeply valuable and insightful as we contemplate the changing of seasons and times.   Click below for a printable PDF version of Rev. Odhner’s sermon: A...

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