Life Questions

Life Questions

Here you’ll find spiritual answers to questions that face many of us in our daily lives.

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.

  • Should we love our country? What if we don’t agree with its policies?

    In our service for Adult Baptism*, we find these words: “The neighbor to be loved is not only individual people, but people in their group relationships. The larger the group, the greater our obligation to it. Our community, our country, the brotherhood of nations are larger neighbors; also our church, and other churches constituting the…

  • What is addiction and how do we overcome it?

    Emanuel Swedenborg believed that a state of addiction is a natural consequence of humanity’s tendency to be self-centered. Addiction goes beyond substance abuse disorders as it can apply to almost anything. We can yearn for many things in life, although some things are more socially acceptable than others. Swedenborg believed that we are generally all…

  • Should gay people be allowed to get married?

    Short answer, yes. Of course!  I was ordained before gay marriage had been legalized in many places. This always struck me as a huge  obstacle to my religious freedom. How could I not be allowed to marry couples who I could see were deeply in love and committed to one another? Couples who wanted to…