In this sermon, Joy Barnitz explores the biblical narrative of “doubting Thomas”, and the role doubt can play in healthy spirituality.
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The Touch of Doubt
Joy Barnitz earned a Master of Divinity and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Theology, both from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is a certified Veriditas labyrinth facilitator and is currently very involved in the Tri-Cities Interfaith Council’s work in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, Joy earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and consults in the area of product development in the biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
This sermon explores the theme of Mercy in Swedenborg, and a more recent controversial Christian mystic, Padre Pio of Pietrelchina. What do these two holy men have to say about the concept of a “merciful God”?
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Ex Divina Misericordia
Rev. Thom Muller is pastor at Hillside, an Urban Sanctuary/Hillside Swedenborgian Church in El Cerrito, California, as well as co-editor of Our Daily Bread. His passions include the intersection of religion and psychology, interfaith spirituality, comparative Mysticism, and the Western esoteric tradition. He was ordained into the ministry of the Swedenborgian Church of North America in 2016, upon receiving his theological education at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church and the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
In this sermon, delivered at the 218 Annual Convention of the Swedenborgian Church of North America, Rev. Kit Billings, convention preacher, explores the inner sense of the Book of Revelation, and how its surprisingly positive and inspiring message can take shape in our lives as individuals and communities.
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Eating from the Tree of Life -Rev. Kit Billings
Rev. Kit Billings, his wife Penny and their daughter Julia moved to LaPorte, Indiana in 2012, where he is Pastor of the LaPorte New Church.
Kit enjoys ministering with people of all ages, and supporting others in their journey of growth with the Lord.