The offTheLeftEye YouTube channel explores faith and spirituality through videos which reach a global audience that has grown to include 70,000+ subscribers. Learn about the channel name
Established in 2010, offTheLeftEye started with a collection of pre-produced short videos that introduced Swedenborg’s spiritual philosophies. The channel became part of the Swedenborg Foundation in 2013, the same year they introduced their weekly flagship web series Swedenborg & Life. The series explores concepts from Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century theology and interprets them for a modern-day audience. The show airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
In December 2018, the team announced a brand-new webcast series called News from Heaven. The new show is designed for people who want to better understand Swedenborg’s thought in his own words. Each week, host Curtis Childs takes a brief section of one of Swedenborg’s works and delves into the meaning behind it, highlighting key concepts and showing how even the most abstract ideas can be put to work in our daily lives. The show airs Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
The channel is made possible by a dedicated writing and production team who have created hundreds of videos. Creator, producer, and host Curtis Childs joined the Swedenborg Foundation in 2013 because of their mutual interest in using eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg writings to deepen and enrich people’s personal faiths and understandings of God.
Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition of Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings and became the co-host of the channel’s flagship webcast Swedenborg & Life in 2017. The team works together and produces and broadcasts their videos from a production studio in Montgomery County, PA.
Saturday January 18 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: The Way Spirits Talk and How it Varies
January 20 @ 8:00 pm ET – Good Question!
Thursday January 23 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: Real Faith Is Simply Recognizing that Something is True
Saturday January 25 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: Mean People Don’t Actually Have Any Faith
January 27 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: Will Your Body Look the Same When You Die?
Thursday January 30 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: Angels Can Hear Your Feelings
Saturday February 1 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: The Mechanical Reason Why You Can’t See Spirits and Angels
February 17 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: Will Life Be Different When You Die?
This Week’s Episodes
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Explore this life and the next through the uplifting perspectives of eighteenth-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg. Learn more about this series, listen as an audio-only podcast, or read written recaps of our episodes.
Mondays at 8:00 pm ET
Take an annotated journey through Swedenborg’s writings to try to figure out life and the mind. Learn more about this series >
Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:30 pm ET
Snippets of the most compelling content from our longer Swedenborg & Life videos.
Wednesdays at 3:00 pm ET and Fridays at 12:30 pm ET