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Pondering Swedenborg’s Doctrines more deeply

I have been studying Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings for forty years. Each year I am becoming more convinced that I have wrongly interpreted Swedenborg’s insights towards spiritual transformation. It is true that Swedenborg pointed out the incorrectness of the Christian … Continue reading

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Should Steve McNair Be Judged?

Apparently, the pastor at Steve McNair’s memorial service has warned everyone not to be judgmental. It is certainly dangerous for us to judge the true inner quality of McNair’s heart (or anyone else’s) but should we ignore the problem of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Contraception

We not only have the means to prevent unwanted births, we have adopted similar means of preventing ideas from inseminating our minds. For instance, the Ten Commandments can be read, stored in the memory as data, but never acted upon. … Continue reading

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Only Dishwashers Go To Heaven

I am not implying that you have to give up your six-figure salary or professional career to reach the gates of heaven. Washing dishes is a lowly job but it contains two important principles behind salvation. One is humility. We … Continue reading

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