Reflections in Christ

by Fr. Lawrence Farley

Fr. Lawrence Farley

The Authority of the Fathers

We Orthodox are fond of referring to the Church Fathers as authorities within the Church.  When faced with a new or controversial issue, an…

Reading the Old Testament

Though Marcion has been dead for a long time, his legacy is still among us.  Marcion was a heretic in the second century who said that…

Eternal Security

The first knock-down drag-out theological scrap I ever had was in high school and it was over the doctrine of Eternal Security.  I was not…

Reading the Song of Solomon Today

The Biblical Song of Solomon (also called the Song of Songs) has always been read by Christians on two different levels…

Comfort in Affliction

Earth is very dangerous planet to live on—at least under the present circumstances.  One day, in the age to come, the wolf will lie down with…

The God of the Old Testament

In the rough and tumble world of online discussion of just about any current theological issue, eventually one is sure to come…

A Retro Church

A number of years ago I was chatting with a co-worker at my secular job and she asked me to what church I belonged.  When I answered…

Loving the Sinner

The concept of loving the sinner while hating the sin has fallen upon hard times.  Fallen man finds it very difficult to hold…