Thursday, April 29, 2010

More New Church/Swedenborgian Blogs

Back in September I was celebrating the fact that I'm not the only New Church blogger and the New Church blogosphere (I use that word just to annoy the people who wrote this collection of definitions) has continued to expand since then.

I've mentioned MacFrazier.com, Dave Lindrooth's church growth blog (www.newchurchweblog.org), and my theological school classmate, Stephen Muires' blog (muires.wordpress.com) before. And they continue to be some of the most active New Church bloggers. (Far more active than me, in fact.) But they've also been joined by a couple of others that I want to tell you about.

Coleman Glenn's Blog

Rev. Coleman Glenn used to have a blog when he was in theological school and now he's started blogging again as a pastor at colemanglenn.wordpress.com. He's been blogging quite a bit—on an article from the New York Times about marriage, on the question of whether men and women can be "just friends", and, most recently, a fascinating discussion of the similarities and differences between New Church teachings and Arminianism.

Theologi-Keal

Solomon Keal, another guy I'm in theological school with, has started a blog called Theologi-Keal (theologikeal.blogspot.com). It looks like it's mostly a place where he posts the papers he writes for school (like one on "Why was Jesus a man and not a woman?") and so the posts are pretty lengthy but he also has posted some short reflections on community and what a pastor's flock eats, for example.

Solomon and his wife Tirah also have a marriage blog called Loving Marriage (healthymarriages.blogspot.com).

Swedenblogian

I had to mention this blog because it's got such a great title—Swedenblogian (swedenblogian.blogspot.com). The author of the blog describes herself as
a wanna-be expert on Swedenborg.
a big fan of his.
happily Catholic.
happily married.
a grandmother.
turning out to love getting old, for some odd reason.
Her posts are usually a pleasant length and often have a picture and a couple of interesting reflections on Swedenborgian ideas.

Heavenly Doctrines Quotes

I found out about this blog from Swedenblogian. It's called Heavenly Doctrine Quotes: Words from the Lord to help us discover His Way (hd-quotes.blogspot.com). It's very simple and pleasant. Each day whoever updates it posts a short quotation from the Writings/Heavenly Doctrines, formatted in poem form.

TheGodGuy's Weblog

Swedenblogian also reminded me of this blog. I've come across it occasionally when I've done a search for Swedenborg on Google blog search. The tagline of TheGodGuy's Weblog (thegodguy.wordpress.com) is "Love is the Ultimate Science" and that gives you a pretty good idea of the stuff he likes to talk about—love, science, religion, philosophy, psychology. TheGodGuy is Edward F. Sylvia. He's the author of a book called Sermons from the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating an Inner Garden and a book coming out soon called Proving God: Swedenborg’s Remarkable Quest For The Quantum Fingerprints Of Love.

What I've read of his hasn't really grabbed me yet. (The main problem may be that I haven't read that much of it.) Maybe it's just not my particular blend of religion, philosophy, and science. Regardless, I'm glad that he's doing what he's doing and I hope you like it.

Others?

For more New Church blogs check out my blogroll and the posts I have categorized as blog. And, if you have or know of an awesome New Church/Swedenborgian blog that I've failed to mention, please leave a comment.

5 comments:

Coleman said...

Thanks for the updated list, Malcolm! (And for including me on it). I just added these blogs to my reader, and I'm about to add them to my blog roll.

Doug Webber said...

Hello - I do have a blog, and several posts do cove Swedenborg. I have also published books of Swedenborg on Amazon and Barnes & Noble...here is my link: http://dream-prophecy.blogspot.com/

Hendrik said...

Start from blogging we can introduce our capability in some field even for hearing our faith. Keep touch in a spirit of peace and love by blogging :)

leewoof.org said...

Here's my Swedenborgian blog, active since September, 2012, and currently packing over 200 articles!

Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life

Roger Keith said...

Folks,

You may or may not be aware of my Swedenborgian blog

http://amentojoy.blogspot.com/

You might want to take a quick glance at it. You might like it.

Cheers

Roger