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Jan072013

Editor's Box | Digest: Articles 143 through 152

August 31, 2012 through November 2, 2012. Catch up on any of the articles you've missed!


August 31, 2012
“In a Few Decades...” by Helen Kennedy.
In this essay, Helen offers a brief overview of the order in the spiritual world. She wants us to learn about the place we will live for eternity, not only because it is our final destination, but because we are in subtle communication with it even now. This essay will be complemented by another next week in which she takes up celestial angels as her primary focus.

September 7, 2012
“Under More Celestial Influences” by Helen Kennedy.
Following on the heels of her last essay, Helen focusses on celestial angels in the spiritual world. She relates the various ways that Swedenborg attempted to describe their unique nature and way of life. Even a few words about them, no matter how inadequate, are enough to inspire.

September 14, 2012
“Shitty Days and Living in Integrity” by Bronwen Henry.
Bronwen shares honestly about her personal struggle to integrate her spiritual ambitions with the reality of falling short. Her story is relatable in both the hardship and the hope.

September 21, 2012
“Meditate | Strings Attached” 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.

September 28, 2012
“To Make a Difference” by Stephen Muires
What is the New Church doing? Are there quantifiable results to support all of the claims? Stephen uses direct language, simplifies the playing field, and centers it in the heart.

October 5, 2012
“God Bless You, Part 2” by Wystan Simons.
Wrestling with spiritual themes, Wystan shares her work with readers. Poetry is a rare but appreciated addition to New Church Perspective's publishing fare.

October 12, 2012
“The Presence of the Lord at the Church of Truth” by Isaac Synnestvedt.
Isaac bears witness to his experiences of God, sparked and subsequently set on fire at the Church of Truth. He is positively smoking with a fervent love for the Lord, as his own words make abundantly clear below.

October 19, 2012
“Meditate | Mercy in Life” by Chelsea Rose Odhner.
Meditate is a monthly column in which insights gained from meditating on the Word are shared. This month the insights are shared in the form of two poems. Contact us if you'd like to write a submission for this column.

October 26, 2012
“Dangerous?: A Discussion About the New Church and Politics (Part 1)” by Ronald Schnarr.
With an election upon us, Ronnie takes spiritual principles and superimposes them over our current political system. Are the two more related than one might assume? What can be gained from letting a spiritual perspective influence a political decision? Read on.

November 2, 2012
“Dangerous?: A Discussion About the New Church and Politics (Part 2)” by Ronald Schnarr.
In his second essay, Ronnie takes excerpts from Emanuel Swedenborg's writings where he speaks directly to what makes a good leader. It is Ronnie's hope that people will take this information and let it influence their political decisions in the coming week.