Category Archives: love

Should women be ordained into the Swedenborgian Church?

There are two major branches of the Swedenborgian (New) Church. One is simply called “Convention” and the other “General.” The Convention branch is considered more liberal and currently ordains both gays and women into its ministry. The General Church does … Continue reading

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Throwing your parents under the bus

As harsh as such an action may seem, it is the actual outcome of genuine spiritual transformation. According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, when we transform our lives into spiritual/angelic beings, we then become the progeny of the Lord God. This … Continue reading

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The downside of God’s Love

I love writing about anti-intuitive topics. And this is one of them. The benefit of doing this kind of writing is to create “pondering,” which forces people to think more deeply about things than ordinary existence generally requires. The commonly … Continue reading

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Do angels see things scientifically?

My award-winning book, Proving God, seeks to offer rational and scientific evidence of purposeful and intelligent creation, from the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg (and George Gurdjieff). I take issue with certain promoters of religious belief who feel such exacting evidence … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Contagions

Everything is either evolving or involving. The food we eat evolves in our digestive systems to maintain our health while the things the body cannot make use of involves and is jettisoned out (if our stools remained in our bodies, … Continue reading

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Scientists and Cherubim

Science says one thing about the world, religion another. There is a small but growing movement towards unifying these two paths of discovery. And I admit that I am a serious player in this unique movement. While I have had … Continue reading

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Advanced Digestion

We use digestive metaphors to describe mental processes all the time. For instance, when pondering a thought we will use the words, “I’ll chew on that.” Also, we easily exchange the phrase “ruminating over” for mental activity. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Spiritual flowers

Everything in nature corresponds to an inner quality of the human heart and mind. In this way we can discover many hidden secrets about reality by taking a higher or more elevated view of things we find in the natural … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse science with scientism

In my award-winning book Proving God, I attempt to unify science with theology. While some people would argue that the realm of science only embraces the material world, this limited definition is better called scientism. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (whose ideas … Continue reading

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Gloria Gaynor shares her wisdom

About a week or two ago I saw Gloria Gaynor being interviewed on TV. She had the hit disco-era song, “I Will Survive.” She was asked what she had learned after all these years. One of her answers perked up … Continue reading

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