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, activist and justice seeker, lover of coffee, promoter of beards, and a prematurely balding pastor. I am thankful for my church family and grateful to God for allowing me to serve with them. I constantly find myself in need of God’s mercy and grace every day. I am passionate about seeing God’s people learn what it means to participate in God’s mission as everyday people in everyday places who offer tangible expressions of love, mercy and hope in everyday ways as they develop Gospel-centered, Kingdom-shaped lives.

Holy Week: Monday’s Prayer

Monday’s Prayer for Holy Week by Theologian Walter Brueggemann:The pushing and shoving of the world is endless,We are pushed and shoved.And we do our fair share of pushing and shovingin our great anxiety.And in the middle of thatyou have set down … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Cultures: The location of the gospel story

Originally posted on Dei-liberations:
This piece is written primarily for the benefit of my grad students who are taking an online class, Gospel and Cultures. I think it’s pretty important stuff for all of us to think about though. So,…

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Throwing Out the (Poor) Baby with the Bath Water: Bi-vocational Ministry

“Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.”  What a terrible statement, but I get the point. We shouldn’t over-react or pendulum swing to extremes. But often many of us do. We see something utterly abhorrent, unjust, or plain … Continue reading

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Jesus, Her, Me and Stoning-Circles

Many of us know this story in John 8, but just to be sure we catch the details I thought I’d repost the story here: “At dawn He [Jesus] went to the temple complex again, and all the people were coming … Continue reading

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There Are Many Ways To Speak ‘The Truth,’ I Suppose

There are many ways to speak truth, I suppose. To the overweight person I could say, “Why would you want to get fat by eating too much? Why wouldn’t you try and exercise some self-control and pull away from the … Continue reading

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