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.

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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The Social Reality of Poverty

A few weeks ago I was meeting with a man living through homelessness. Acute sickness led to medical treatment that led to missed work. Missed work led to an eviction notice. When we first met in December I could tell he … Continue reading

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Raising A Racist Who Loves His Wife Well

A thought came to me a few years back not soon after my son was born. You could say it was a moment when all my hopes and dreams crashed head-on with the reality of my faith as Jesus’ disciple and … Continue reading

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“Send Them Away”

This week has been refreshing for me. I am in a DMin. class at Biblical Theological Seminary. Dr. John Leonard is leading our discussion on The Mission of God, The Mission of Christ’s Church. A class like this stirs many reflections, … Continue reading

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A Holy Adventure: A Brief Reflection for 2015

As I consider the new year, asking what kind of person I want to become seems boring, mundane and a bit self-centered. But asking what kind of future God wants me to join Him in creating stirs my heart. This … Continue reading

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A Teaching That Doesn’t Sit Well Among American Christians

Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Day that Changed My Life: My Story with Homelessness Begins Here

When I was 23 years old it was in the mundane routine of my ordinary day that I was driving to work when I spotted Mr. Clifford sitting on the curb of 2nd Avenue. Mr. Clifford was a stout elderly … Continue reading

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