New ODB Series: “Service in Action”


We are happy to announce a new ODB series: The “Service in Action” programming will keep you informed about ministries of service, compassion and justice within the Swedenborgian Church of North America and beyond.

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“Feeling the joy of someone else as joy within ourselves – that is loving.”

-Divine Love and Wisdom §47

“Two Waters Separated” – Rev. Junchol Lee


In this Sermon, Rev. Junchol Lee, pastor at the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church, offers a Swedenborgian interpretation of the mythological second day of creation in the Book of Genesis.

Knowing and learning is perhaps the most important activity for a human being for one’s survival, self-fulfillment, having and maintaining relationships, and ultimately spiritual cultivation. However, knowing and learning can also mislead us depending on what we are learning and from whom. I reflect upon the allegorical understanding of the second day of creation – the dividing of waters – in connection with the formation of our inner self which is the true self.


Click below for an audio recording of Rev. Lee’s sermon:



Rev, Junchol Lee is pastor at the historic San Francisco Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, CA. He enjoys integrating Eastern and Westerm philosophy and spirituality, eriching his community with deep insight into the teachings of Daoism and Buddhism. He lives with his family in San Francisco.