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!
Here on earth, our relationships with our bodies can be . . . complicated. We need to take care of them, but keeping them healthy and feeling good in them is a challenge for almost everybody. Will we still have this challenge in the afterlife? When eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg visited the afterlife, he learned what will happen to our bodies after we die. Read more
Our expert panel convenes once again to answer some hard-hitting questions—with just a little help from eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more
Everyone has heard of the pearly gates to heaven and the doorway to hell, but in this episode, we ask why there are gates in the spiritual world in the first place. Hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose study eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s accounts of heaven and hell to teach us what these gates truly mean. Read more
Death is terrifying to most people. It’s this great big unknown that faces all of us, an event that is difficult to understand based on things that we’ve experienced here on earth. Why do we die? What does it feel like to die? What happens after death? Read more
Swedenborg & Life Live Recap: The 10 Commandments: What Honoring Father and Mother Really Means — 12/16/19
When viewer Tor Halstvedt wrote us to share his own struggle with honoring his father and mother, we knew we had to have a deeper look at the inner meaning of that commandment. In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Chelsea Odhner reveal how eighteenth-century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s teachings can bring peace where the letter of the law fails. Read more
In our finale to our Giving Tuesday week celebration, our expert panel gathers to answer viewer questions with the help of the writings of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more
In this special Giving Tuesday episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose join us to answer viewer questions with the help of the writings of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg. Read more
Curtis and Jonathan unpack the answer to a viewer question about the significance of the number “144,000” in the book of Revelation. Read more
In this episode, host Curtis Childs travels to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California to find an answer. He spends time with Reverend Jonathan Mitchell, co-pastor of the Garden Church, to learn more about the experience of an angelic community on earth. Read more
Watch full episode here! Our expert panel has gathered to answer viewer questions with the help of the writings of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg. The panel members are: Curtis Childs, host of Swedenborg & Life Chara Daum, Latin consultant, New Century Edition Chris Dunn, community manager for Swedenborg & Life Chelsea Odhner, writer for […] Read more