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The Lord God lowered me into my evils, then introduced me to Swedenborg

God gave me just enough rope in my early life to let me hang myself. As a younger man I enjoyed good looks, a good job and great freedom to act like a self-centered asshole. I lived my asshole-ness to … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I was getting more spiritual, the Lord God gave me a deeper look at my flaws!

It happens to me all the time. I have reason to feel good about my life, but it is just that kind of thinking that always gets me into spiritual trouble. Just when I succeed at some spiritual challenge, the … Continue reading

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Borrowed interest

The term “borrowed interest” is something I learned when I was working for an advertising agency. It is a tactic used when there is little to tout about a product or service’s actual distinctive benefits that you are trying to … Continue reading

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Do angels pee?

Of course they do!!! After all, angels are fully living forms—not hollow or empty forms, devoid of inner complexity. They have all the vital organs we humans on earth have, except that their organs are constructed from spiritual substances rather … Continue reading

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Worship on steroids!

According to the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg “all worship has as its end that man may be purified from evils and falsities” (Arcana Coelestia n 10022). Without the removal of these character flaws, the Lord God’s goodness and wisdom cannot … Continue reading

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A prince finds humility in heaven

In his work called The Spiritual Diary, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg began to record his experiences with spirits and angels in the other world. He claimed to have received this gift of second sight directly from the Lord—a gift that Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Beyond thermodynamics

Thermodynamics means “heat” dynamics. The term is used to express the physics of various structural systems and their relation to heat energy. The more energy in a system tends to determine the degree of organized complexity of a physical system. … Continue reading

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God created the universe through spiritual rules

One of the biggest mysteries for the reasoning and inquisitive mind is how divine action in the world is to be understood in the light of today’s science. We have to sincerely question whether current scientific and religious doctrines are … Continue reading

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Fasting for Lent

I have been fasting during Lent for several decades. When I was in Seminary I was surprised that many of my fellow students found this to be unusual. I personally found this reaction strange since fasting is widely associated with … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s change in diet

I have studied Swedenborg’s scientific and theological writings for over 35 years. Having a creative background, I began to make efforts to read Swedenborg with fresh eyes quite early in the process. As a result, I began looking for new … Continue reading

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