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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 Blogs 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 Blogs 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. “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 Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley uses Matthew 6:9 to examine what it looks like to sanctify God’s Name. 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 Blogs 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 Blogs 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. The Language of Unworthiness Article about Scripture by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-language-of-unworthiness/ Article about Scripture by Lawrence Farley Topics: Humility , Liturgics Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley examines the liturgical language of unworthiness and humility in the Orthodox Church. Christian Zionism Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/christian-zionism/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Israel Source: Ancient Faith Blogs 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 Blogs "Does God have a body?" Lawrence Farley explores this question with reference to scripture, tradition, and the incarnation. 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 Blogs 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 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 Blogs "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 Blogs 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. The Emigration of Abraham Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-emigration-of-abraham/ Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Lawrence Farley Topics: Baptism Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley examines lessons from the emigration of Abram from Ur to Canaan (Genesis 12:1-9), with particular application to baptism. Strangers in a Strange Land Article about Scripture by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/strangers-in-a-strange-land/ Article about Scripture by Lawrence Farley Topics: World , Cross Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley uses the second century "Letter to Diognetus" to call us to live with the knowledge that we are dead to this world, because our true life is hidden with Christ in God. 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 Blogs 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.” Biblical Women: Jezebel Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-jezebel/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley offers a biblical introduction and examination of Jezebel--an idolater, a tyrant, a schemer, a murderer. Commentary on the Divine Liturgy: Transitioning to the Eucharist Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/commentary-divine-liturgy-transitioning-eucharist/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Eucharist Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley offers a commentary on the Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Church, focusing specifically on the place of the Eucharist in the Liturgy. Biblical Women: Judith Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/biblical-women-judith/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Apocrypha Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley offers an introduction and examination of Judith and the war story that is the book of Judith. Blessed Rather Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/blessed-rather/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Blessing , Mary Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley exegetes Luke 11:28 from the perspective of the Orthodox Church to explain "why Mary is blessed and why we love her." Running After Righteousness Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/running-after-righteousness/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Liturgy , Worship , Righteousness , God's Love Source: Ancient Faith Blogs Lawrence Farley from the Orthodox Church explains the importance of weekly Divine Liturgy as experiencing "the blessed collision of our sinful, broken, and penitent hearts with the consuming love of Christ. " 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 Blogs 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.