Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spiritual versus Worldly Art

One of the little talked about revelations concerning angels and heaven made by scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s three-decade exploration of the spiritual world is the topic of angelic art. Swedenborg tells us that angelic art is far superior to that of … Continue reading

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Is it important to show that Holy Scripture is both a theological and scientific document?

Yes and no. For much of the faithful who embrace traditional religious doctrine, no other proof of the sacredness and inerrancy of God’s Word is required than the literal meaning of its narratives (and strong faith.) So they are happy … Continue reading

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Infinity, Schminity…

A goofy thing usually happens when physicists try to combine the equations of general relativity with quantum mechanics. The mathematics of such a combination begins to spin out of control, yielding infinite answers. Scientists hate it when infinities show up … Continue reading

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How did God impregnate the Virgin Mary?

The virgin birth of God into the world is perhaps the most amazing event ever described in any spiritual document. The notion of a virgin birth from an “immaculate conception” is so unfathomable to the human mind that it has … Continue reading

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A Spectral Analysis of Holy Scripture

Warning: This blog post represents an advanced distillation of Swedenborg’s theology by which one can find rational evidence that God’s providential activity in the universe and a final scientific theory of causal process are actually identical. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg disclosed … Continue reading

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Zero-Point Energy and Love

Current science (and quantum physics) describes zero-point energy as that which suggests a vacuum is not empty but that something always fluctuates or “jiggles” at any tiny point within a vacuum. If God created the world and God’s infinite activity … Continue reading

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Why this Swedenborgian likes Gurdjieff

I am a Swedeborgian Christian who has also embraced the ideas of George Gurdjieff. Allow me to share with you one big, big reason. Perhaps Emanuel Swedenborg’s most shocking theological claim is that there was once a more ancient Word … Continue reading

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The Theology of Nature

In his book When Science Meets Religion, Ian Barbour suggests that traditional religious doctrines need to be reformulated in light of current science. It makes rational and theistic sense that if an involved and caring God created a law-bound universe, … Continue reading

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Does the human mind work like the universe works?

I have a calendar on the door of my office that shows beautiful color photographs of various nebulas and nurseries for star formation in outer space. As I meditate on a particular picture of cosmic gases cohering into new stellar … Continue reading

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Evolution is the exaltation of Love

From the phenomena of the quantum world to the ecological interrelatedness of all things in the biosphere, we can conclude that nothing exists alone. On the smallest seemingly inorganic scales to the largest observable organic scales of the biosphere, things … Continue reading

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