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Archives: "Point of Reference"
  •        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
  •         Webster’s defines a disciple as a pupil of another’s ideas and ideals, and a follower as an attendant or one who adheres to another’s beliefs and teachings.  What’s the difference?  It’s ultimately a matter of commitment, yet what a difference…
    June 30, 2017
  •   It is important to note right from the start of this article that a number of scripture references are listed but not written out due to length concerns. I could, as I have in the past, divide this article into two parts but felt, for continuities sake, the information needed to be kept together as…
    June 23, 2017
  •        Benjamin Watson is probably best known as a football player with the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.  But the professional tight end dabbles in another discipline as well, authoring two books; Under Our Skin and The New Dad’s Playbook.1       …
    June 16, 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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