How the Lord is the living Word

The Lord is the living Word made Flesh. This is a phrase Christians often say, but how is it to be understand. Swedenborg describes this process in a way I have never seen

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Lets Hang Out

I have found working with groups as a chaplain very valuable. It helps patients to grow and transform in a way that doesn’t happen sometimes in one on one session.

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Episode of Geek Spirituality

A good friend of mine and I visited a comic store resently. He is a genuine geek in the best sense. He is young, good at tech, super knowledgable about comics and

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The Great Purpose of John the Baptist

When we look into the spiritual/historical purpose of John the Baptist a deep sense of God’s wisdom emerges. When pressed by the priests John identifies himself as the fulfillment of Isaiah

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The History and Nature of the Bible (The Word)

What distinguishes the Word (the Holy Scripture in the Bible) from all other written material is that it contains an internal sense. The words of Holy scripture have a real connection with heaven through correspondence.

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What was your greatest day in high school?

I was a good student but not close to being straight A. I was very un-confident in much of high school. When I was a junior my brothers friends who were seniors told me horror stories about Bissell’s American

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Fighting For the Soul of America

I don’t think Obama and Hillary will be remembered well. They appeal to the dissociative impulse, that is, they tend to give the illusion that they will give people a free ride

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Jesus and Judgment

Here Jesus says He has come into this world for judgment. Elsewhere he says that He ‘judges no one’. Both of course are true.

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MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit, the fire that proceeds from God, and that kindles in our breasts a spiritual passion for God to win; it is a marriage of awareness and love that together creates a burning thirst that only He can satisfy.

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Meditation On Hate

When I was about seven I remember having the first experience of hating. We had recently moved back to the town of Barstow after living in LA for a year.

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photons

A photon of light does not accelerate to light speed. Rather, a photon is already traveling at light speed c when it is created. It’s not like a photon jumps from a speed of zero to light speed instantaneously.

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Deepest Trial

Jesus promised that he is closest when we are most in the trials of life. During these trials, we are apparently left completely alone, although in fact we are not alone

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Integration Psych and Religion

In doing this work we are with people at a very vulnerable time, when a lot of emotions, feelings of loss and the past come up. It can also bring up feelings of joy

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Zechariah

5In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron

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Principle

Here is an extraordinary passage from Swedenborg that explains profound principles in concrete detail. This passage describes in depth points which I seek to elucidate all the time in my writing

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A Poem: The Inheritance of the Meek

How vain of me, my Lord, to think I could do, do without you I look out in the world and see the signs, with the very eyeballs, you gave to me I see the earth and the sky, body and soul, distinct, but work together in union; 

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Meditation on Truth

I sit near the tree. It is the tree of life. Truth is not one megalithic thing, but of infinite variety and has the power to regenerate.

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Bed

Behold I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great affliction, signifies that thus they will be left in their doctrine with the falsifications

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2nd day

And God made the expanse, and made a distinction between the waters which were under the expanse, and the waters which were above the expanse, and it was so.

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Stand for the Lord

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. 9 But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

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Preaching the gospel

For preaching the gospel involves declaring the truth about the Lord, about His Coming, and about the things of which He is the author, namely things that belong to salvation and eternal life.

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Visions of Jesus in the Bible

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up

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Poem

When two people meet and form a bond in the infancy of love, It can be awkward but exhilarating. At times  challenging, yet rewarding. In the early days of love it can be like bumping around in the darkness, 

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THE END OF THE AGE IS NOT COMING BECAUSE IT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. This is a Brief Description, a Great Understanding, of What An Apocalypse Really Is And How Evangelicals Misinterpret the Second Coming; And, How it Is that In Truth We Are Now In the Good News of the New Jerusalem

A time of Loss of equilibrium, otherwise known as an apocalypse, has happened three times in history – at the flood in the time of Noah, before and at the Incarnation of Jesus, and at the time of the second coming.

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HOW IT IS THAT JESUS CHRIST GOVERNS HEAVEN AND HELL

Jesus Christ governs both heaven and hell. Satan governs nothing. It is very important to understand that Hell only has power over falsity by the use of falsity; it has to deceive the good to have any control. So in itself evil has no power over good except by deception.

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Amazing response

I’ve spent the last weeks crying and suffering with you as I went along the pages. Your experience echoed my own past of being bullied at school and other un-speakable soul aches. 

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A Poem: The Apocalypse Dissolved

You will not speak the words, But I hear the words well up I must face Follow, follow that vein to its end! NO…. Hide? Hide! Hide at all cost… No, no more

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Hidden Manna

That this signifies that to those who conquer in temptations will be given the delight of heavenly love from the Divine Human of the Lord is evident from the signification of him that overcometh

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OPEN LETTER TO THE SWEDENBORG CHURCH

Among all the churches of the World the Swedenborg Church the Swedenborg church possesses a great treasure that religion and the world are in great need of. Yet most don’t use it, much less promote it.

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