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.

Our Partnering Churches: Welcome Grace Covenant Presbyterian!

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​3E Restoration is offering a new round of training labs, equipping those interested in helping our neighbors in need.   3E’s strategy has a proven track record moving folks from homelessness to self…

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A Theology of Weekly Communal Worship: A Rehearsal for Life Lived in God’s Presence

Last week someone asked me to describe our Sunday worship gatherings at Williamsburg Christian Church (we have two identical gatherings each Sunday). My answer was something like this: we are learning to believe that our larger Sunday worship gatherings are, in a sense, … Continue reading

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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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