Author Archives: Fred

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian and one day soon our adoptive child as we await his or her arrival. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, Mid-Atlantic Coordinator for Mission Alive, and prematurely balding. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College.

Embracing Peter

Peter has held out his hand to God’s people a few times before just to have them push it away. At least that is what it felt like when the last two churches asked Peter and his friends to leave … Continue reading

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The Pages of Past & Present

My wife and I watched the movie Selma. It happened only fifty years ago. Fifty years. That generation still lives as grandfathers and grandmothers who raised sons and daughters who have become fathers and mothers of children today. Only humility … Continue reading

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Institutionalization or a Movement

   One thing that seems to keep a church from living on mission with God and from forming missional impulses is a lack of shared imagination. When I say “shared imagination” I mean a shared way of envisioning what life … Continue reading

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Friends, By the grace of God through the generosity and support of many friends like you, 3e Restoration Inc. received 74 donations for a total of $8,540 plus cash prizes of $1,000 making it a grand total of $9,540! The … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help

Today is the day and I am asking for your help. Beginning at 12pm through Wednesday at 12pm, 3e Restoration Inc. is participating in the Give Local 757 campaign where donations are amplified with matching funds and prizes by a local … Continue reading

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Building Hope

Originally posted on Reinventing Recruiting:
By Tim Saumier, President of TYGES International We were fortunate to have Francis Bii visit our office in Williamsburg, VA – Francis is the gentleman who is the primary point of contact in Kenya (Elderot) that…

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Retribution Versus Restoration and a God of Second Chances

For those of us who walk closely with people living through poverty and homelessness, or are a part of a socio-culturally diverse faith community, we know that when it comes to getting a job many of our friends face different … Continue reading

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