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.

The Announcement to WCC This Past Sunday

If you are a part of WCC please read this post. If you are not please read this post anyway. It’s pretty incredible what God is doing. The word gospel literally means “good news.” The gospel in its most literal sense … Continue reading

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Words that Become Flesh and Dwells Among Others

I think Christians need to remember this important truth: we do not have to agree with others to love them and treat them with gracious hospitality and kindness. When you forget or doubt that, read the gospels and look at … Continue reading

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Integrity and Preaching, Writing or Posting Only What Your Practice

I hear it all the time. “I have a heart for the poor.” That is beautiful. Can you name one? “I think the Church should should get out of the building and love their neighbors.” I agree. Do you know the … Continue reading

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WCC: Who We Are and Are Becoming

As I spent time Sunday afternoon with 11 men living with mental illness and intellectual disabilities, I listened with joy and excitement. They were expressing their gratitude and excitement for feeling loved, welcomed and accepted by Williamsburg Christian Church. I knew … Continue reading

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Missional Renewal and Congregational Change: Listening, Piloting and Celebrating

Below is an article I was privileged to write for Wineskins Magazine, a great publication for those associated with the Restoration Movement. Missional renewal and congregational change is something I deeply believe in. My hope is that this little story of … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Missiology and the Romanticism of Missional Living (Part 2 of 2)

As to what I meant in the first post concerning the “gritty, ancient ordinariness of missional living.” I will tackle this with two answers, a “bible-answer” and some reflections from my personal journey. “Bible answer” first. I think you could go … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Missiology and the Romanticism of Missional Living (Part 1 of 2)

There is no doubt that complacency runs rampant in the North American Church. This has spurred on a call to missional renewal and greater faithfulness to rediscover the way of Jesus. However, I wonder how much of the current rhetoric … Continue reading

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