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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“Thoughts in my Garden” – Rev. Jane Siebert

    In this sermon, delivered at the New Jerusalem Church in Bath, Maine, Rev. Jane Siebert reflects on a little known treasure of Swedenborgian literature: “Thoughts in my Garden” by Mary G. Ware, first published in 1863, which is a profound reflection on the correspondences of nature.   Click...

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