“When You Pray” -Rev. Robert McCluskey

  In this sermon, Rev. Robert McCluskey of Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Rev. Robert McCluskey discusses the Swedenborgian perspective of prayer, and the importance of inner transformation.   Click below for a printable PDF version of Rev. McCluskey’s sermon: “When You Pray” -Rev. Robert McCluskey   Rev....

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“The Meaning of Baptism” -Rev. Hugh Odhner

  In this sermon, Rev. Hugh Odhner of the Lord’s New Church in Bryn Athyn, PA, explores the meaning of the rite of baptism from a Swedenborgian perspective.   Click Below for a printable PDF version of Rev. Odhner’s sermon: “The Meaning of Baptism” – Rev. Hugh Odhner   Rev....

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“With” – Birrell Walsh, PhD

In this message, delivered at Hillside, an Urban Sanctuary (a ministry of the Swedenborgian Church of N.A.), Birrell Walsh, PhD, invites us to consider the practice of “With-ness” and how “being present” relates to the fundamentals of Swedenborgian spirituality.   Click below for a printable PDF version of the message:...

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ODBlog: “What is Sin?” -Rev. Kathy Speas

“What is Sin?” -Reflections from Rev. Kathy Speas   Sin. No matter what our beliefs, that’s a loaded word. Given the common association of sin with pleasure, maybe I should have titled this sermon, “What Isn’t Sin?” I have never heard “sinfully delicious” used in reference to salad greens. “Sin...

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“All About Eve” -Rev. George F. Dole

    In this sermon, Rev. George F. Dole, professor at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and long-time scholar of the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, discusses some of the esoteric dimensions of the mythological story of Adam and Eve, and how they...

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“Becoming a Living Soul” -Rev. Junchol Lee

  In this Sermon, Rev. Junchol Lee, pastor at the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church, offers a Swedenborgian interpretation of the biblical creation narrative. What might this ancient myth tell us about our own inner life, and our being and becoming a truly living soul?   Click below for an audio recording...

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