Tag Archives: the New Church

Sermon: The Lesser Evil

I preached this sermon on October 30, 2011 at the Dawson Creek Church of the New Jerusalem in Dawson Creek, BC. Readings: Genesis 22:1-14; Matthew 19:3-12; Arcana Coelestia 1241 THE LESSER EVIL A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn “Moses, because … Continue reading

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Sermon: Leaving the Land of Our Birth

I preached this sermon on October 23, 2011, at the Dawson Creek Church of the New Jerusalem in Dawson Creek, BC. Readings: Genesis 12:1-10; Luke 9:57-62; Arcana Coelestia 5135 LEAVING THE LAND OF OUR BIRTH A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. … Continue reading

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Sermon: A Little Child Shall Lead Them

UPDATE: Sermon audio available here. I preached this sermon on November 28, 2010 at the Olivet New Church in Toronto. A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn The season leading up to Christmas can … Continue reading

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Sermon: Bringing the Ark to Jerusalem

I preached this sermon at the Carmel New Church in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 18, 2010. BRINGING THE ARK TO JERUSALEM A Sermon by Rev. Coleman S. Glenn This morning we read the story of David taking the ark to … Continue reading

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The Lord In Everything

Last week I posted a quote that I love from True Christian Religion, which says, “God alone acts; man permits himself to be acted upon, and cooperates to all appearance as if of himself, although interiorly from God” (TCR 588). … Continue reading

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Rev. Jonathan Rose in “Heaven”

In Monday’s New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer reviews a new book by Lisa Miller entitled Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife. The review mentions a few specific views of heaven that Miller explores, including the Swedenborgian view of heaven: Over time, she explains, … Continue reading

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Changes Since Swedenborg: The Rise of Arminianism

Has Christianity substantially changed since the Writings were published in the 18th century?  Are Swedenborg’s condemnation of Christian doctrine still accurate?  It’s a question that I’ve wondered about at least since college, when I wrote my senior paper on the … Continue reading

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