Is the devil a slithering snake, fallen angel, or monster from hell? Or is the devil a more subtle presence right here in our world? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded spiritual explorations and revelations to see what they can tell us about evil, hell, and the spiritual tools God gives us to reject the devil.
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Who’s the Host?
Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.
References and Free Book Downloads:
About Emanuel Swedenborg - http://www.swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/
About the Glencairn Museum featured in this episode - http://www.glencairnmuseum.org
Glencairn, the Romanesque-style “castle” built by the Pitcairn family in Bryn Athyn, PA, between 1928 and 1939, today serves as a museum of religious art and history. Various beliefs and practices can be explored through renowned art collections, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian. The Pitcairn’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture is considered to be one of the finest in the country, and visitors also experience a wealth of handcrafted creations in stone, wood, stained glass, and mosaic created for the family’s estate.
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