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Coronavirus: Act Sensibly for Everyone’s Good

In The New Jerusalem #100 Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) wrote: Kindness is doing things sensibly so that good will come from them. As I write this, fear and panic are spreading around the world about the coronavirus, which has been declared

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Posted in Current Events, Science Philosophy and History

Spiritual Insights is Expanding to a Second Continent

Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life has been international in outlook and outreach right from its beginning seven years ago in September, 2012. Not only have we covered people and stories from many countries around the world, but we have had

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Are We Headed for an AI Apocalypse?

It’s a staple of science fiction. 2001: A Space Odyssey; The Terminator; The Matrix; I, Robot. The plot: Humans create machines with artificial intelligence (AI). The machines become conscious. The machines turn on their human creators and kill or enslave

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

If the Second Coming has Already Happened, When do Things Start Getting Better?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Stan: I hear you say that the second coming or apocalypse has already happened? My question is, when will the world start getting better?

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Who is Emanuel Swedenborg? Did He Start a New Church?

Dear Readers, Since Annette and I began this blog in 2012, we have received many expressions of surprise and excitement about the beliefs and ideas presented here. Perhaps it would be helpful, then, to provide more specific information about the

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

Spiritual Insights Volume 1: God and Creation, by Lee Woofenden

Volume 1 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life is now available in paperback and Kindle formats: This hefty 507 page tome offers a selection of 53 articles organized into three parts: Part 1: Who is God? Part 2:

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Posted in All About God, Books and Literature

Why Isn’t Paul in Swedenborg’s Canon?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Luca: Paul’s letters have a central role in Christian doctrine, yet Swedenborg does not mention them. Why? Thanks. Thanks for the good question, Luca.

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Was Adam Anatomically in God’s Image?

God is human in the New Testament God the Father, which is the divine soul, is non-material, and therefore does not have a physical body made out of physical matter as we do. God the Son, which is the divine

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Posted in All About God

What Does it Mean that Jesus was “Glorified”?

In a comment here, a reader named Duane asked: What do you mean by “the process of glorification”? This article is an edited version of the next few questions and answers in that thread. When Jesus said to Thomas (not

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Is it Right to Call Jesus “Father”?

In a comment posted here, a reader named Duane asked (in an edited version): Why is Jesus never referred to as “the Father,” aside from that Isaiah prophecy? Is it incorrect to call Jesus “Father” or “Abba”? This article is

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