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  •         Jennifer Braceras recently wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal that every college-age woman would benefit from reading.  In it she suggests some common-sense ideas on how to protect oneself from harm; like not getting drunk and going home with men you don’t…
    October 13, 2017
  •        Last week we tried to identify the merits of a “Christian” church.  In continuing that study, I hope to encourage you in your search for one – as well as suggest active involvement in a community of believers that will aid you in your college and after-college experience…
    October 6, 2017
  •        This article arises out of a concern of mine over church attendance and preference among our newly “liberated” youth.  Although this may appear to be directed at those students attending school away from home, at times some of our “home-bound” students…
    September 29, 2017
  •        I don’t read news magazines on a weekly basis, but do try to watch for stories that pertain to Christian thought and practice. A  Newsweek cover story some time back certainly did that, claiming to have ‘The Religious Case For Gay Marriage’ within…
    September 22, 2017
  •         Have you ever noticed the sometimes inconsistent and even contradictory reporting from the news media?  In the not-too-distant past the big news was that people weren’t saving enough, harming themselves and the economy.  But then, within days, the experts were bemoaning…
    September 15, 2017
  •         This belief is at the heart of our brotherhood’s refusal to create another denomination, choosing instead to join together in a loose confederacy of believers who none-the-less share a common faith and cooperate with one another in advancing the Gospel.  Having no centralized…
    September 8, 2017
  •        One aspect of Jesus’ ministry that allowed him to touch so many lives was that he didn’t just teach people the principles of right and wrong but explained his theology with easily understood “application stories.”  These were in turn based on the realities…
    September 1, 2017
  •         So says Jesus, explaining to his disciples – at least in part – his function for them and their responsibility in return.  He then went on to add, “All who came before me were thieves and robbers,…”; indicating here and elsewhere throughout…
    August 25, 2017
  •        Cal Thomas is a long-time conservative political commentator with whom I often agree.  However, the mistake many conservative Christians make is in blindly following any and all conservative spin-masters simply because they’re conservative.  Experience teaching us that conservatives…
    August 18, 2017
  •        It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  The danger in this allusion to simple imagery is that we often expect it to tell the whole story, and that’s impossible.  The problem is compounded by the fact that we are an image-driven society; too pre-occupied…
    August 11, 2017
  •        What kind of question is that?  It’s not one to be asked lightly, as there is deep significance to this question in scripture.  Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes…
    August 4, 2017
  •        The clothing malfunction involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during their Super Bowl performance several years ago set the bench-mark for bad taste and what is or is not acceptable for public viewing, while raising a number of other issues in the process; not the least of which…
    July 28, 2017
  •        Last week’s article ended by invoking the image of Christian service the early church practiced.  Their example being based on the social consciousness of the Jewish “church” or religious establishment, which was closely associated with Jewish governance.  The…
    July 21, 2017
  •        The ongoing struggle to come up with a workable health care plan that would include rather than exclude people from participating may be easier if we were to answer a fundamental question.  Are we a compassionate, humane society?        On the surface, many…
    July 14, 2017
  •        I usually try to avoid commenting on politics, but have and will undoubtedly continue to address issues that entail moral as well as public policy with the capacity to impact believers and non-believers alike.  The effects of the world-wide recession is one such topic, the fallout from…
    July 7, 2017

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Fred Price - married (44 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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