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Archives: "Point of Reference"
  •        Philosophers, theologians and evangelists have long insisted that there is a God-space in us all, seeking satisfaction in a relationship with the Almighty.  All over the world, man has identified and worshipped God or gods in various ways; expressing a universal need to understand the…
    January 31, 2020
  •           Many people are fed up with what they consider to be “business as usual” from their political representatives.  To a certain degree, they are justified in feeling that way.  Congress’ inability to even talk civilly, let alone exchange ideas of any…
    January 24, 2020
  •          Shortly after Paul’s conversion, he went up to Jerusalem to join the disciples there.  His reception was less than enthusiastic as his reputation as a persecutor of all things Christian had preceded him and the sincerity of his turn-around was questioned.  “But…
    January 17, 2020
  •          Grace is like a multi-hued flower, with the various shades of color revealed when we examine it closely.  The first thing coming to mind in any discussion of grace usually being the unmerited acceptance of sinful beings by a Being who has no tolerance of sin.  (See Hab.…
    January 10, 2020
  •          The first mention of Saul – later to be known as Paul – is found in Acts 7:58, witnessing and approving the stoning of Stephen.  Which was merely the start of a “great persecution”  of the newly established church in Jerusalem. (Acts 8:1) To avoid…
    January 3, 2020
  •          As we begin a new year, we would do well to heed the writer of Ecclesiastes 9:10, who says “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,…”  This includes your spiritual and educational endeavors!  However, some people believe education and…
    December 27, 2019
  •        What does our contemporary culture have against Jesus?  Even non-Christians used to pay tribute to the author of, ‘love your neighbor as yourself, go the extra mile and turn the other cheek’; even if they seldom sought him first in all things.  Today however, the fact…
    December 20, 2019
  •          Most of us fail to understand or take the time to comprehend the grave disappointments Mary experienced throughout her life.  No sooner had she expressed her deep faith in Gods ability to do right by her as a result of her willingness to be “the Lord’s servant”…
    December 13, 2019
  •          The gospels reveal frustratingly little personal information about Joseph and Mary.  The Christmas story, featuring Mary, is found primarily in Luke’s Gospel while Matthew reveals a bit more of Joseph.  In fact, the gospels include only a handful of incidents concerning…
    December 6, 2019
  •          Christians aren’t supposed to live like unbelievers do.  (See I Cor. 5:1, 2) Nor are we to excuse what the Bible identifies as “unrighteousness” in others, especially within the church.  The popularized gospel of many twentieth century churches making…
    November 29, 2019
  •         That seems unreasonable, doesn’t it?  Not everything benefits me.  In fact, I don’t like a lot  of what happens.  Yet much of thankfulness has to do with our perspective and attitude toward life.  Some people suffer through hardship or calamity…
    November 22, 2019
  •          This type of scripture makes me uncomfortable.  The assurance of Lk. 6:21, “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.”; doing little to calm my feelings of unease.  Upon further reflection however, I find that the problem – as it usually does –…
    November 15, 2019
  •         Many in our society today question, not so much the person of Jesus – who is too widely accepted as a leading historical figure in one form or another; but questioning – even attacking – the cross.  Its function and value declared grotesque and insulting to today’s…
    November 8, 2019
  •        Sometimes we say things we don’t really mean, often as a result of anger, in an attempt to impress someone or to simply disguise the truth.  It happens as well in church as we sing praise choruses to a God we don’t really know but want to impress none-the-less.  One…
    November 1, 2019
  •         Should Christians be involved in the celebration of Halloween?  A good first indicator might be to consider the images it conveys.  Ghosts, witches, monsters, blood and gore; the devil, demons, graves and black magic – symbols of evil or good, wholesomeness or unwholesomeness? …
    October 25, 2019

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Fred Price - married (47 years), father of two grown children, grandfather of six.

Attends First Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana, having served as a Deacon and Discipleship Leader for youth. 

Factory worker with a heart for young people and the challenges they face today, thus his participation in his church and this column.

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