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Saturday
Jan052013

Editor's Box | Digest: Articles 123 through 132

April 6, 2012 through June 8, 2012. Catch up on any of the articles you've missed!


April 6, 2012
“Forgiveness By Any Other Name” by Vaishali.
Vaishali condenses Swedenborg's writings into one compact statement of purpose. She encourages everyone to identify themselves with Divine Love and Wisdom, and explains how this is the key that unlocks heaven within us. What can stand against this love? If you'd like more on the topic of forgiveness, check out the brand new issue of New Church Connection magazine.

April 13, 2012
“Appearances of Reincarnation” by Ian J. Thompson.
Ian takes arguments for reincarnation and views them through a Swedenborgian lens. He changes the question from 'does reincarnation exist?' to 'how could one's experience appear like reincarnation?'

April 20, 2012
"Meditate | There Ain't Nothing Like a Sound Mind" by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. You could write for Meditate, too! Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

April 27, 2012
“The Most Powerful Phrase I Know” by Ronald Schnarr.
Ronnie shares a phrase, originally recorded by Swedenborg, that has the power to overcome the negative states we struggle with. He has experienced it's transformational strength, and encourages everyone to use it for their own benefit.

May 4, 2012
“Failure is Not a Detour” by Lori Odhner
Lori peers over her shoulder at all that failed to thrive in her life, despite her clear intentions and decisive actions. Though many of her dreams have not been realized, she is reaping where she did not sow.

May 11, 2012
“Divine Providence Reveals that Trial and Tribulation only Appear to be a Curse (Pt. 1)” by Cortland Bell.
This is part one of Cortland's honest account of where he came from and how he found (or was found by) the Lord. He lays out the exterior and interior facts of his life with abandon. It's a remarkable story. Part two.

May 18, 2012
“Divine Providence Reveals that Trial and Tribulation only Appear to be a Curse (Pt. 2)” by Cortland Bell.
You'll be surprised read, here in part two, that Cortland had farther to fall. Miraculously, he can see that all he went through was a direct expression of his spiritual state. Through it all, the Lord was revealing his inner state for what it was, calling him to love the truth for the right reasons. Part One.

May 25, 2012
“Meditate | Receiving Life” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. You could write for Meditate, too! Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

June 1, 2012
“Spiritual Sustainability” by John Frost.
John writes about the form and content of New Church worship practiced today and explains why he feels these must change if the church is to grow and thrive in the next century. What would the church need to look and feel like for you to enthusiastically invite acquaintances to come? Here is one response.

June 8, 2012
“Spiritual Sustainability, a Response” by Derrick Lumsden.
Derrick responds to John Frost's article published here last week. Rather than focusing on changing the forms of worship in the General Church to attract a wider, younger audience, Derrick feels our relationship to, and confidence in the values behind the forms we currently have is the crucial place for our attention. Ultimately, he feels the laity has the power to change the church for the better.