Spiritual Topics

Many struggle with questions about life and death, how the bible relates to us today, and so much more. We hope these answers can give you clarity and help you along your journey.

These answers are written by ministers of our church and are written in the hope that they can guide you or give you peace through understanding. They are not meant to represent the beliefs of our church as a whole. If you want to talk with a minister directly, go to our contact us page and select “Spiritual and Theological Questions” as the subject line.

Life Questions

  • Why is there so much political turmoil and what can I do about it?

    We can all agree that when humanity first populated the earth–whether through a long, slow process of evolution or all at once in a garden–there used to be less of us than there are now. That in those early days we had plenty of space. Different civilizations formed with different gods, styles of dress, languages, …

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Spiritual Concepts

  • What is God and how are we connected to God?

    God is the source of all things, and Swedenborgians often define God broadly as love and wisdom, the source of consciousness, life, and all being. We can come to get a glimmer of God’s great love in those in our lives who show love best, without neediness or judgment, and especially within ourselves when we …

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Core Beliefs

  • What happens after we die?

    Swedenborg’s countless visions of the spiritual world–including life after death–have fascinated and inspired many of his readers, and continue to be a source of comfort and insight. His bestseller by far, Heaven and Hell, includes detailed accounts of his journeys. Swedenborg believed that he witnessed and underwent the process of transitioning into the afterlife. Swedenborg’s …

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  • What does Emanuel Swedenborg say about scripture?

    The Bible says that Jesus always spoke in parables, which are stories crafted to have a deeper meaning, and this is exactly how Emanuel Swedenborg viewed all of scripture. He believed that scripture is meant to have multiple levels of meaning, like a parable, using similar symbols as he saw used in heaven in his …

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