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Burning off the dross

October 7, 2012
by Chris Arsenault
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Can you be a Christian and be pro-choice?

It is impossible for someone to be pro-abortion-choice and an observant follower of Christ. Now I’m not claiming it doesn’t happen, or the one making that claim is lost, unsaved etc. I’m claiming that being an observant follower of Christ is mutually exclusive from demanding bodily autonomy for one’s self or others. Abortion places the desires of the flesh over the love of God. 1 Cor 6:19-20 makes it abundantly clear that our bodies are not ours! Continue reading

December 25, 2009
by Chris Arsenault
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Merry Christmas!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the … Continue reading

May 5, 2009
by Chris Arsenault
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I am the vine, you are the branches

John 15:1-8 is a troubling passage; many find the references to vines, branches and fruitfulness confusing and the implications frightful. Recently our pastor, Dave Gadoury, shared the key to understanding this passage, which requires knowing how grapes grow and vines … Continue reading

December 21, 2008
by Chris Arsenault
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Chanukah Confrontations

Chanukah begins tonight, and I wish all my Jewish friends Happy Chanukah! Several years ago, I had a little exchange with the Velveteen Rabbi. ¬†Obviously our world-views clashed, (she’s socially liberal, I’m conservative… etc.) but it lead to some very … Continue reading