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Is Free Will an Illusion? A Response to Sam Harris

In a recent comment, a reader named K asked me to respond to this article: “Why You Probably Don’t Have Free Will,” by Jack Maden. Here is the article’s opening synopsis: “Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris argues that free will

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According to Emanuel Swedenborg, who is the man Jesus, born of a woman, who died and then was resurrected?

The title is a question recently asked on the website Christianity StackExchange, here. After several quotations from Swedenborgian sources, the questioner asks: Did the Lord (God Almighty) incarnate as a human in the body of Jesus of Nazareth? Does this

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Two New Online Swedenborg Discussion Groups

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

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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

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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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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Does God Grow and Develop? What about Open Theism?

This is the next installment in a series following up on the article, “How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?” In a comment on that article here, a reader named Seeking to understand said: But let me see

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How does God Speak to Us, Before and After the Incarnation?

This is the first of a series of articles following up on the previous post, “How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?” In the comments on that article, several readers asked questions that led to some fairly detailed

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?

In a comment here, a reader named “Seeking to understand” asked some questions about the change in God’s relationship with us from before to after the Incarnation: God “becoming flesh” as Jesus Christ. These questions boiled down to three basic

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