My name is Solomon Keal. I am a minister for the General Church of the New Jerusalem, which is a Swedenborgian Christian denomination. These are some of my thoughts about the Lord, the symbolic meanings in the Bible, life after death, faith, charity, usefulness, loving the Lord and one's neighbor, the 2nd Coming, Swedenborg's Writings, and other theological stuff.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Our Love, which comes from Heaven,
May Love’s name be hallowed.
May the kingdom of Love come.
May the will of Love be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Love gives us this day our daily bread.
And Love forgives our debts (trespasses), as we also forgive our debtors (trespassers).
And Love doesn’t lead us into temptation,
But Love delivers us from evil.
For to Love belongs the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Solomon Keal's Dissertation. Watch the video of the presentation here.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Here is a link to a sermon I gave in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, on New Year's Day, 2012. "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matt 5:48). Is the Lord really asking us to be perfect?
Is the Lord Asking Us to be Perfect? (Audio)
Here are some links to a sermon I gave on the Parable of the Leaven (Luke 13:20,21). Why does the Lord compare the Kingdom of God to a woman adding leaven to bread-dough? Isn't leaven usually symbolic of something bad in the Word? And what does this have to do with us? What does this parable teach us about the recipe for our own spiritual growth?
Ivyland Adult Sermon (Video)
Ivyland Question and Answer (Video)
Ivyland Children's Talk about the Lord being the "Bread of Life." (Video)
Bryn Athyn Church Informal (Contemporary) Service (Audio)
Bryn Athyn Cathedral Sermon (Audio)
Here is the link to a family talk I gave in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. The subject is about Jacob leaving the land of Haran and returning to his homeland of Canaan. Spiritually the story is about changing what motivates us. Moving from the land of "doing good things for selfish reasons," to the land of "doing good things for unselfish reasons."
"Moving from Haran to Canaan" (Audio)