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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