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  •        John Adams wrote F.A. Vanderkemp in 1809 insisting that, “…the Hebrews have done more to civilize man than any other nation.”  Further asserting that beyond being a civilizing influence on other nations, they had preserved and promoted, “…the doctrine…
    February 24, 2017
  •       Casting Crowns released a song several years ago based on an old Sunday School chorus that they titled “Slow Fade,” that is engaging and still applicable – to all ages.  And while not citing scripture specifically, it is absolutely scriptural in its spirit and intent. …
    February 17, 2017
  •         What’s that?  A newly named geological epoch?  No.  Neo or New-Atheism is really just a re-packaging and restating of unbelief – with an attitude.  Re-packaged as academically sound and scientific, restated loudly, exaggeratedly, and offensively; a radicalized…
    February 10, 2017
  •     Last week we considered a radical and revolutionary concept of total self-abandonment in the cause of Christ.  Our response to his invitation of, “Come, follow me,…” Mat. 4:19 & 16:24; culminating in our sharing in the things he deems important, becoming “fishers…
    February 3, 2017
  •        Reading E.C. Beisner’s “Prosperity and Poverty” really made me sit up and take notice.  It’s one of a series of books addressing various issues in society that are pertinent to Christians and non-Christians alike.1 The secondary title explains its overall purpose…
    January 27, 2017
  •         What does it mean to be humble?  Soft-spoken, considerate, understanding – or having no personal will, lacking ambition, and therefore weak and easily ignored?  Contrary to popular opinion, being humble encompasses a strong sense of one’s own capabilities as well…
    January 20, 2017
  •         Last week we looked at scripture that seems to promise persecution as a result of our faith.  Now let’s look at a number of individuals whose lives have stood the test of time as examples of faithfulness in the face of both the good (Prov. 27:21) and bad they experienced.       …
    January 13, 2017
  •       Is there a scriptural “promise” of persecution?  Read on, “…you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.  At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and…
    January 6, 2017
  •          It seems to happen every year, an incident where the politically correct – in their zeal to protect unbelievers – deprive believers of certain expressions of faith through public displays of “religious” Christmas symbols.  Knightstown being the flashpoint…
    December 30, 2016
  •        The gospel of Luke recounts for us the story of an angelic visitation to shepherds late one night who were watching over their flocks on the hillsides around Bethlehem.  This visitation announcing to them – and us through them – the most significant birth and subsequent…
    December 23, 2016
  •        This whole exercise is meant to help me – and you – begin to understand the difference between our calling and our disposition.  We are called to be fishers of men (Mk. 1:17), followers of the way (John 14:6), the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor. 5:21) as well as blameless.…
    December 16, 2016
  •        This study is meant to help us all become more fully who we already are.  Sound confusing?  Aren’t I what I appear to be?  Not always.  I usually try to be as genuine as I can, but there are times when I catch myself role-playing, trying to be someone I’m…
    December 9, 2016
  •        I have often addressed issues involving social concerns and current events because as Christians we can’t – or shouldn’t – isolate ourselves from the world around us; abdicating our role as salt and light to those living in darkness and the shadow of death. (Lk. 1:79…
    December 2, 2016
  •   Through the ages man has debated the substance and purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You wouldn’t think there would be that much to discuss but countless committee meetings, conferences and councils have met to decide what the gospel of Jesus Christ really is and how it should be presented to mankind.   The…
    November 25, 2016
  •        Throughout our lives we all face many challenges and are presented with many opportunities, our responses impacting our very existence up to and including eternity.  What should I wear, who should I date, which school would be best for me to attend, what job offer should I accept? …
    November 18, 2016

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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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