Swedenborg & Life Recaps

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 & LifeBrowse all of our written recaps by date and topic below.

 

Swedenborg and Life Recap: How to Travel in the Afterlife 6/6/16

Nobody loves their daily commute. Even on vacation, we complain about airports or seasickness. When it comes to everyday annoyances, it’s hard to beat the frustration of travel. So does that change in the afterlife? Just as the natural world has laws that it must follow, the spiritual world has its own unique physics and possibilities. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what Swedenborg discovered about moving through the spiritual realm—and what it means for life on Earth. Read more

Swedenborg and Life Recap: The Power of Heaven’s Angels 5/30/16

Every day, incredibly powerful beings wage war on evil to protect us. They have unique abilities, work in teams, and fight solely for the greater good. These aren’t comic book superheroes—they’re real-life angels. It’s hard to talk about angels without talking about power, but exactly how powerful are angels? What can they really do—and why don’t they do more? In this episode, host Curtis Childs takes a look at Swedenborg’s experiences with these beautiful, powerful, loving beings. Read more

Swedenborg and Life Recap: The Reality of Heaven and Hell with Howard Storm 5/23/16

Before his near-death experience (NDE) in 1985, Howard Storm was a passionate atheist. His visit to hell, encounter with Jesus, and visions of heaven transformed him so completely that he became a pastor and authored two books: My Descent into Death and Lessons Learned. In this episode, host Curtis Childs speaks with him about his experiences and where they overlap with those of Emanuel Swedenborg. What can these encounters with death teach us about life? Read more

Swedenborg and Life Recap: When Religion Went Wrong 5/16/16

With all the wars, abuse of power, and corruption it can breed, many are left to wonder if religion should exist at all. If religion was initially formed to help people come together in community to learn about the spiritual principles that lead to love and common good, then when did it go so wrong? In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs and featured guests guide us through Swedenborg’s claim that an answer lies within the one of the most famous ancient architectural stories within the Old Testament of the Bible—the building of the Tower of Babel. Read more

Swedenborg and Life Recap: The Infinite in You 4/25/16

In this week’s episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs examines three complex ideas that work together to answer these questions: the evil tendencies of human beings (keep an eye out for the Latin word proprium), the hemispheres of the brain, and the connection of an infinite God with his finite people. Read more

Swedenborg and Life Recap: Renewable Spiritual Energy 4/18/16

In this week’s episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs looks into the idea of spiritual energy (comparing it to the energy that human beings get from the sun), converting from a polluting energy source to a clean one, the “energy” of the human soul, and how to maintain a renewable and dependable spiritual energy source. Read more

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