2017 FNCE Lectures

  Fryeburg New Church Assembly is a retreat center of the Swedenborgian Church of North America in Fryeburg, Maine. Every year, Swedenborgians from around the country, and all branches of the movement, gather for two weeks of lectures, activities, spiritual practice and contemplation in this scenic New England setting. If...

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“Doubt and Grow Spiritually” -Rev. Hugh Odhner

    In this sermon, Rev. Hugh Odhner, minister at the Philadelphia Society of the Lord’s New Church, discusses the spiritual importance of doubt, as illustrated by a Swedenborgian reading of the Gospels.   Click below for a PDF version of Rev. Odhner’s sermon: Doubt and Grow Spiritually – Rev....

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Audio Sermon: “Making Friends” -Rev. Anna Woofenden

    In this sermon, delivered at the Garden Church in San Pedro, CA (gardenchurchsp.org), Rev. Anna Woofenden discusses a key subject in the teachings of Emanuel  Swedenborg: The intersection of spirituality and relationship, and the idea of friendship as a spiritual state. Click  below for an audio recording of...

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“Mining Swedenborg” – Birrell Walsh, PhD

  In this article, Birrell Walsh, PhD, a religious scholar who recently discovered the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, reflects on the experience of engaging the Swedish mystic’s prolific work, and how it resembles, in many ways, the act of mining, which Swedenborg himself was very familiar with.   Click below...

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