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.

  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • Why are we experiencing this pandemic? Is God furious with us?

    Everything in the natural world is potent with spiritual meaning, and the Covid-19 Global pandemic is no different. We are having a global experience, like at no other time in history. And in the most practical and necessary ways, we are doing what we do in a crisis. We are seeking to protect ourselves, our …

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