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  •         This question was raised during a conversation between Jesus and his disciples in which they had discussed what others thought about him.  A number of opinions were voiced – some likening him to John the Baptist, others to Elijah, while a few were reminded of Jeremiah or…
    September 18, 2020
  •         In considering just a few of the more recent leading headlines of the evening news and local newspapers, it’s not hard to understand the scriptural assessment of the age of man as, “…a crooked and depraved generation.” Phil. 2:15 Innocent people still being…
    September 11, 2020
  •         What would the world be like without people who are unafraid to take on difficult tasks and get things done, even if they occasionally fail; knowing that refusing to try guarantees failure?  The Apostle Paul would seem to be such a man.        …
    September 4, 2020
  •            What would the world be like without people who are unafraid to take on difficult tasks and get things done, even if they occasionally fail; knowing that refusing to try guarantees failure?  The Apostle Paul would seem to be such a man.        …
    September 4, 2020
  •         Who was Josiah?  A righteous, God-fearing King of Judah who started his reign at age eight.  How much could one so young really know?  To a certain extent, he had to depend on what he was taught.  Is that good or bad?  It depends on what you do with those foundational…
    August 21, 2020
  •        In our rights conscious society today, it shouldn’t surprise that people protest anything that infringes on their ability to do whatever they choose; forgetting that freedom is grounded in liberty – which actually sets limits within the framework of freedom.   (Based…
    August 14, 2020
  •        I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical.  (As have…
    August 7, 2020
  •           I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical. …
    August 7, 2020
  •        I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical.  (As have…
    August 7, 2020
  • A consistent theme of Jesus’ teaching was his equality with God, offering repeated affirmation of his deity in sometimes vague but often clear terminology; such as: “I and the Father are one.” John 10:30 “…just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they…
    July 31, 2020
  • I don’t know that judging the success of others is really any of my business, especially when the topic is so subjective and there are so many levels and definitions of what it means to be successful.  But any measure of success we accomplish as Christians must start and finish…
    July 24, 2020
  •         Last week we examined a number of instances of people caught up in sin who reacted in several different ways.  Sorrow that was superficial or immobilizing and consequently counter-productive, or deeply felt motivation for change.  This week we will try to understand why some…
    July 17, 2020
  •         Have you ever expressed sorrow because of circumstances that were beyond your control?  What was your motivation?  I hope genuine sympathy for those experiencing difficulty.  Have you ever apologized because you knew you had done wrong – and been found out –…
    July 10, 2020
  •         Deciding whose counsel is acceptable and whose advice is best disregarded can be complicated and achieved primarily through experience.  Jesus declared that wisdom is proved right by the actions it promotes.  (Mat. 11:19); reinforcing Proverbs’ injunction to, “Listen…
    July 3, 2020
  •         Whenever a sensational event happens that is so steeped in controversy, as the George Floyd murder is, I often try to keep quiet for a while, sorting fact from fiction – where possible – sifting through the hyperbole and raw emotion to ascertain who really did what to whom. …
    June 26, 2020

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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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