[FNCA History]

Past Lecture Themes

Before the mid-1970's there was a single theme for the entire session. In 1976 or 1977, it was decided to have a separate theme for each week: one a book of the Bible, one a doctrinal theme or a book of Swedenborg's, and the third a wild card. In 1982, when the camp session was shortened to two weeks again, there was a single theme again for the entire session. The following year, however, it was decided to go back to having a different theme each week. Shortly after that, it was decided that the theme should be Biblical one week and doctrinal the other week. And we've been (mostly) doing it that way ever since.

  2000s   2010s

1960s  1970s   1980s   1990s

 1920s  1930s  1940s  1950s

© Trevor 2012
 

2017
Week 1:
Where It All Began: The Book of Genesis
Week 2: The Connection Between the Natural and Spritual
             Worlds

2016
Week 1:
Uses
Week 2: The Teachings of Jesus

2015
Week 1:
The Doctrine of Life
Week 2: Mothers in the Bible

2014
Week 1: Divine Providence
Week 2: The Promised Land

2013
Week 1:
Is God a Verb?
Week 2: Favorite Old and New Testament Stories and Why
             They Move Us.

2012
Week 1: Memorable Relations and How They Speak to
             Daily Life

Week 2: Descent of the Holy City

2011
Week 1:
Biblical Parallels: Correspondences Between Old
             and New Testament Stories
Week 2: Life as a Preparation for Forever

2010
Week 1:
Heavenly Community
Week 2: The Minor Prophets


2009

Week 1:
40 days and 40 years: What's the Significance of
             40 in the Word?
Week 2: Practice, Practice, Practice... the Path of Spiritual
             Growth through Daily Life

2008
Week 1:
A Book About Us
Week 2: Being New Church in a New World

2007
Week 1:
The History of New Church Doctrine
Week 2: The Psalms: Biblical Poetry and Song

2006
Week 1:
The Conjugial Principle
Week 2: Relationships in the Bible: Friends & Lovers &
             More

2005
Week 1:
Families in the Bible
Week 2: The Doctrine of Charity

2004
Week 1:
Geographical Correspondences
Week 2: The Journey of Regeneration

2003
Week 1:
The Gospels: The Written Word on the Living
             Word
Week 2: Inside Looking Out: Comparing New and Old
             Church Theology

2002
Week 1:
Responding to 9/11
Week 2: Wars in the Bible

2001
Week 1:
FNCA: What’s the Use?
Week 2: Bad Guys in the Bible

2000
Week 1:
Biblical Covenants Old and New
Week 2: Proprium and the Life of Faith


1999

Week 1:
Holy Diastase
Week 2: The Doctrine of the Lord

1998
Week 1:
The Second Coming
Week 2: Samson and Delilah

1997
Week 1:
Tabernacle and Temple
Week 2: The Laws of Divine Providence

1996
Week 1:
Prayer and Ritual
Week 2: Prophets

1995
Week 1:
The Story of Exodus
Week 2: The Problem of Evil

1994
Week 1:
The Family in Swedenborgian Doctrine
Week 2: Biblical Parables

1993
Week 1:
Education in our Theology
Week 2: Creation Throughout the Bible

1992
Week 1:
Heaven and Hell
Week 2: The Kingdom

1991
Week 1:
The Story of David
Week 2: Growth Through Service

1990
Week 1:
Nuts & Bolts of Regeneration
Week 2: Who is the Lord?


1989

Week 1:
World Unity
            subtheme: Earths in the Universe
Week 2: The Nature and Forms of Revelation
            subtheme: the Book of Revelation

1988
Week 1:
The Holy City
            subtheme: Science, Spirtuality, and Swedenborg
Week 2: Swedenborg's Contributions
            subtheme: Levels of Meaning in Scripture

1987
Week 1:
Eternal Life Has Already Started
Week 2: Favorite Bible Passages

1986
Week 1:
The Divine Human
Week 2: Dreams

1985
Week 1:
Life Tapestry / Life of Swedenborg / Book of
             Daniel
Week 2: Nature and Spirit / Worship

1984
Week 1:
Saul, David, and Solomon
Week 2: Health & Healing

1983
Week 1:
Parables of the Old and New Testaments
Week 2: Rites and Sacraments

1982
Weeks 1 & 2:
The Ten Commandments

1981
Week 1:
The Book of Revelation
Week 2: The Books of "The Word" vs. the "Non-Canonical"
             Books, and the Value of Each for the Church
Week 3: Creation, Regeneration, and the Lord's Life and
             Glorification
subtheme all 3 weeks: Contemporary Moral Issues

1980
Week 1:
The Life of the Lord
Week 2: Back to Basics
Week 3: The Minor Prophets


1979

Week 1: The Book of Jonah
Week 2: The Laws of Divine Providence
Week 3: Temptation

1978
Week 1: The Grand Man
Week 2: The New Church Concept of Marriage
Week 3: The Book of Isaiah

1977
Week 1: The Book of Revelation
Week 2: Human Freedom
Week 3: Basic Correspondences

...

1975
The Life of the Lord Little Known

1974
Issues Facing the Church
subtheme: The World of Spirits

...

1971
Swedenborg's Life and Thought

...

1963
The Open Word

...

1956
Power from the Lord, Especially Through His Word

1955
The Place of the New Church Today Among Other Churches (???)

1954
Christ, the Hope of the World

1953
The Church in the World

1952
Divine Providence
The Book of Revelation

1951
The Divine Providence in the World

1950
1st lecture: The New Church and Our Responsibility to It
2nd lecture: The Word

...

1949
The General Convention: How Can We Strengthen It?

...

1933
What the New Church Teaches

1930
The Meaning of Love to the Neighbor

...

1929
The Bible and Modern Life
 

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