In this ODB Interview episode, Rev. Thom Muller, editor of Our Daily Bread at spiritualquesters.org talks with Rev. Dr. Jim Lawrence, current president of the Swedenborgian Church of North America, about his journey, the church, and his vision for the Swedenborgian movement.
Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence has been an ordained minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America for several decades, and has served in a variety of settings and ministries. He currently serves as president of the denomination, after many years as dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Jim lives in Oakland with his wife and dog.
Rev. Thom Muller is pastor at the Swedenborgian Society of the East Bay at Hillside, an Urban Sanctuary, in El Cerrito, CA, and editor of ODB. His passions include the intersection of spirituality and psychology, comparative mysticism and the Western Esoteric Tradition. Rev. Muller was ordained into the ministry of the Swedenborgian Church in 2016 upon receiving his theological education at Bryn Athyn College and the Center for Swedenborgian Studies and Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.