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Archives: "Point of Reference"
  •         Financial difficulties, while unpleasant, are often blessings in disguise; forcing us to re-evaluate our priorities, re-arrange our schedules, question who we really are – or ought to be – and what we are attempting to accomplish in life.  And even as we see daily…
    April 21, 2017
  •        From Thanksgiving to Christmas, through New Year’s to Easter, giving thanks in one form or another for any number of reasons is a prominent theme; for secularists and Christians alike.  A time when the whole world seems to take stock of the past and then, holding its breath and…
    April 14, 2017
  •         Last week we looked at the challenges to Christ’s deity expressed by some and the importance of the claims made by Jesus, specifically those recorded in John and Mark’s Gospels.  Both of which enable us to, at least in part, refute the “conspiracy theory”…
    April 7, 2017
  •        For Christians, the deity of Jesus is so fundamental to our faith that we rarely consider it as debatable, much less controversial.  But to unbelievers, this bedrock principle represents a stumbling-block (I Cor. 1:22-24); as many will concede that Jesus was a good man – maybe…
    March 31, 2017
  •          “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God…” Rom. 1:1 Considered by many to be the greatest missionary of Christianity and it’s foremost theologian, writing thirteen books of the New Testament…
    March 24, 2017
  •   Is that possible? The Bible says, “Above all else, guard your heart, (what you know and are motivated by, for our purposes here – your mind.) for it is the well-spring of life.” Prob. 4:23 Some of us have been on our own for a while, others are striking out on their own for the very first time,…
    March 17, 2017
  •  “God will make a way Where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see; He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way. He will make a way.”…
    March 10, 2017
  •         Christopher Hitchens claims that, “religion poisons everything.”  He and others in the Neo-Atheist movement (Which is nothing more than a repackaging and restating of old criticisms and concerns – only louder and more radicalized), try to prove this point by…
    March 3, 2017
  •        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

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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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