Did you miss an episode and want to quickly catch up, or do you simply prefer reading instead of watching? Check out our collection of written episode recaps, featuring can’t-miss moments from episodes of our weekly webcast series Swedenborg & Life. Browse all of our written recaps by date and topic below.
As of mid-April 2020, we will not be adding new recaps to this archive, in preparation for a dedicated offTheLeftEye website, launching summer 2020. We’re excited to serve our community with this new resource as soon as possible!
Seeking to understand the truth of Jesus’s words can be encouraging and enlightening, but it’s also exactly what he wants us to do. Asking questions is one more way we can do God’s work. In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose work with the writings of eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg to answer the following question: Does anything in the Bible indicate that there are deeper meanings to Jesus’s teachings? Read more
In this episode, we tackle one of the biggest questions ever asked: how was the universe formed? Religion and science seem to argue about creation and chaos, but eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg learned more. Read more
Swedenborg & Life Recap: Ideas to Help You Manage Fear and Anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic — 3.23.20
The entire world is going through an incredibly strange and difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic, and fear and anxiety are everywhere. The whole future feels so unclear and often terrifying, but the works of spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg can still bring us some peace. Read more
Watch the full episode here! The number twelve has deep spiritual significance in the Bible, but what does that mean for us? In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose reveal what eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg learned about the twelve disciples in each of us. This theme was inspired by a viewer question that […] Read more
In his spiritual experiences, eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg learned that the mind has three levels: heavenly, spiritual, and earthly. In this episode, host Curtis Childs talks about these levels so that we might better understand the expansive nature of our mind after death. Read more
Our expert panel has gathered once again to answer viewer questions with the help of the writings of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more
What are grace and mercy, and what makes them different? In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose answer that question with the help of eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more
From our perspective on earth, death is a terrifying mystery. All we can see is finality. But eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg had the opportunity to see what happens after we die, and he learned something new and beautiful. In this episode, host Curtis Childs will take us through what makes the afterlife different. Read more
Life is complicated, but eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg can help us answer its hardest questions. Our expert panel convenes to respond to viewers. Read more
We know the story of Jesus turning water to wine, but what does it truly mean? In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose use eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s understanding of correspondences to reveal the inner truth of that story. Read more