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Friday
Jan042013

Editor's Box | Digest: Articles 113 through 122

January 20, 2012 through March 30, 2012. Catch up on any of the articles you've missed!


January 20, 2012
“Meditate | Trust to Transform” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.

Meditate is a monthly column in which Chelsea shares insights she has gained from meditating on the Word. You can too! Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

February 3, 2012
“How I View The Writings Part I” by Coleman Glenn.
In this essay, the first of two, Coleman shares principles for how one might approach the Writings most successfully. He advocates carrying an affirmative attitude toward what the Writings literally say, a watchful eye for weighing the larger messages in scripture against any apparently incongruent truths, and an openness to being found incorrect.

February 10, 2012
"How I View the Writings Part II" by Coleman Glenn.
In part two, Coleman addresses what the Writings tell us about themselves. For reasons laid forth below, he takes them at their word. Find the first part here.

February 17, 2012
“Meditate | Where There's a Will, There's a... Choice?” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which Chelsea shares insights she has gained from meditating on the Word. You can too! Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

February 24, 2012
“Chapmancast | Leadership with Derrick Lumsden” by ChapmanCast and Derrick Lumsden
Pearse and Derrick discuss leadership from two angles - how the Lord leads the individual, and how an individual can model his actions after the Lord in order to lead effectively. They liken good leadership to creating circumstances that inspire people to rise to the occasion, committing the best in themselves to the task at hand. They affirm that an effective leader will focus on the positive qualities, the strengths and virtues, in the people around them, and intuitively work to draw these qualities out. Are they talking about mind control? Listen and discern for yourself.

March 2, 2012
“In Defense of Man” by Fran Raymond.
Fran takes issue with feeble substitutions for the word 'man' when it is used to represent our collective humanity. She argues that this fixation on the literal, gendered meaning of the word is the result of a narrow reading. She asks that we invoke a higher perspective and thereby restore to 'man' its proper significance.

March 9, 2012
“Why Swedenborgians Need to Pay Attention to the Emergent Movement or Similarities Between New Church and Emergent Church” by Bronwen Henry.
Bronwen became aware of the Emergent Movement in 2010. She brings the reader up to speed on what this movement is and then draws connections between it and the New Church. There is a lot to learn by engaging in this conversation.

March 16, 2012
“A Church That Appeals to Young People” by Sasha Silverman.
Sasha shares her perspective on what drives young people to reject religion. She believes the solution lies in our living the religion we embrace with our lips, wedding truth to compassion and forgiveness.

March 23, 2012
“Meditate | Mindfulness and Most Ancient Breathing” by Stephen Muires.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. This month Stephen Muires writes about the subtle breathing that ensues during periods of mindfulness and its potential to connect us with heaven. You could write for Meditate, too! Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

March 30, 2012
“One Experience of "The Shack"” by Abigail Smith.
Abigail offers a personal response to the novel The Shack. While confounding influences tainted her lasting appreciation of the book, she was uniquely fed by it at a time when she was sincerely hungry.