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Hysteria or Theology Article by Lawrence Farley http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/hysteria-or-theology/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Eucharist , Eschatology Source: Ancient Faith Ministries In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Lawrence Farley reflects on some of the "eschatological hysteria" attached to the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating instead for a "calm historical theology" rooted in liturgy and Eucharist. The Outstretched Arms Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-outstretched-arms/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley Topics: Cross , Moses Source: Ancient Faith Ministries In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Lawrence Farley applies Exodus 17:8-16 to the COVID-19 pandemic to encourages us that Christ has stretched out his arms for us on the cross. Understanding the Bible: Recognizing Genre Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/understanding-the-bible-recognizing-genre/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Exegesis , Hermeneutics Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley explains the importance of genre in understanding the Bible, using the book of Judith as an example. Reclaiming St. David (Feast Day March 1) Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/reclaiming-st-david-feast-day-march-1/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgics Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley introduces the Devotion to St. David of Wales, with particular attention paid to the hymns and liturgical items in this Orthodox Church service. “Hallowed be Thy Name” Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-lords-prayer-hallowed-be-thy-name/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley Topics: Lord’s Prayer , Name Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley uses Matthew 6:9 to examine what it looks like to sanctify God’s Name. Christian Zionism Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/christian-zionism/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Israel Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Lawrence Farley challenges several Biblical interpretations of Christian Zionism. Does God Have a Body? Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/does-god-have-a-body/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Incarnation , Attributes of God Source: Ancient Faith Blog "Does God have a body?" Lawrence Farley explores this question with reference to scripture, tradition, and the incarnation. The Divine Council and Anthropomorphism Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-divine-council-and-anthropomorphism/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Exegesis Source: Ancient Faith Blog "What we mean by 'anthropomorphism' is that the Old Testament sometimes talks as if God were a human being like us." An article by Lawrence Farley from the Orthodox Church. Do We Really Need Deacons? Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/do-we-really-need-deacons/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Deacon , Liturgics , Diaconate Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley examines the role of deacon in the Orthodox church, and laments a devaluing of that apostolic office. Scripture Druing the Second Temple Period Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/unveiling-the-scriptures-4/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Messiah Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley looks at Scriptural exegesis during the period of the Second Temple period, where meaning was extracted from the text as the repository of Israel’s poignant and sometimes desperate restoration hopes. Biblical Women: Ruth Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-ruth/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lawrence Farley Topics: Ruth , Ruth , Devotion Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley introduces and outlines the book of Ruth, and draws some broad applications from Ruth’s devotion and heroism for our time and for our world. Biblical Women: The Prophetess Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-the-prophetess/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Women , Isaiah Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of the prophetess, Isaiah’s wife, "who loved Isaiah, bore his children, lived through terrible times and watched while her husband was martyred." The Language of Unworthiness Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-language-of-unworthiness/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Humility , Liturgics Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley examines the liturgical language of unworthiness and humility in the Orthodox Church. Biblical Women: Judith Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-judith/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Apocrypha Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers an introduction and examination of Judith and the war story that is the book of Judith. Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: The Anaphora Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/commentary-divine-liturgy-anaphora/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Thanksgiving Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley introduces and explains the Anaphora as the "liturgical thanksgiving" of the Orthodox Church liturgy. Spirit-Suffused Matter and the Ubiquity of the Demonic Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/spirit-suffused-matter-and-the-ubiquity-of-the-demonic/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Prayer , Baptism Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley uses the rite for hallowing water in the Orthodox Church baptismal service to offer a Christian understanding of matter. Biblical Women: Rahab Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-rahab/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Women Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of Rahab, drawing lessons for our time from her "pragmatic courage." Scripture in the Mosaic Period Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/unveiling-the-scriptures-2/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Scripture , Covenant Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley examines the Scriptures during the Mosaic period, noting the oral culture of the Israelites that made them not People of the Book, but People of the Mosaic Covenant. The Western Rite and the Flow of History Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-western-rite-and-the-flow-of-history/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Church History , Mass Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley comments on a debate within the Orthodox tradition concerning what has been called “the Western Rite,” where the Roman Catholic Mass or the Anglican Communion Service is substituted for the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. The Scriptural Teaching of Predestination Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/scriptural-teaching-predestination/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Predestination Source: Ancient Faith Blog Lawrence Farley offers a biblical understanding of predestination from the Orthodox Church perspective, arguing that biblical predestination focuses on God's decisions to use the ministry of Christ so that “the thoughts of many hearts are revealed.”