“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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