Are you looking for a place to discuss the Bible, Swedenborg, and issues of spiritual life with other people in an open format? If so, please check out these two new online Swedenborg discussion groups:
New Church Discussion Group
Swedenborgian Community Online
The first one is moderated by an independent Swedenborg reader from New Zealand.
The second one is moderated by Rev. Cory, pastor of the Swedenborgian Church of North America’s online Swedenborgian Community.
The discussion groups are hosted on the Discord website. Discord was originally set up as a forum for video gamers. However, because of its ease of use and low data requirements, it has expanded far beyond the gaming community.
If you are not already a user on Discord, you will have to set up a username and password before proceeding to the chatrooms. You do not have to reveal your real name and identity if you don’t want to.
You do have to be considerate of other people whose views may be different from yours. These forums are open to Swedenborgians and non-Swedenborgians alike.
See you there!
Update: I have removed the link to one of the discussion groups due to some unfortunate events and overcharged statements that took place there, to which I do not wish to subject my readers. (July 2, 2020)
Hi, good day. Is it possible if you could give me a daily prayer for a departed loved ones in heaven.. My only daughter 14yr old passed away last year May 10. I am still in deep sorrow and pain, I am a grieving mom😪 Thank you.
So sorry to hear about your daughter’s death. We will keep you in our prayers. You also might get some help and comfort from this article:
Where are my Children who have Died? Will I Ever See Them Again?
Those links don’t seem to take me to any discussion groups, and I’m unable to find them in the discord app itself.
I was afraid that might happen. It turned out to be fairly complicated to get links that would (supposedly) take people to the right place on the Discord site. One other person did find the discussion groups from the links here, which suggests that all hope is not lost.
Did you create a Discord account (username and password), and log in? If not, try that, and then try following the links again to see if they take you to the right place. If that still doesn’t work, please let me know, and I’ll see if I can figure this out further. Thanks.
I did create an account, and also tried using search (on “Swedenborg”) without success. The links just take me into Discord but not beyond the front door.
Try following this invite link:
Thanks, that link worked!
I’ve been meaning to reach out to you ever since our discussion was abruptly halted on the Discord server. If you’re interested in continuing the conversation, we could do so here, in the comment section of one of the posts on a related subject.
Okay, I did a little more research. I have now replaced the links in the post with invite links that shouldn’t expire for the two servers. Give them a try, and see if they work for you.