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.

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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One Another, For the Other

Much is said about what the Church should look like and how she should be formed. Though we need to look to none other than Jesus, we yearn for words to adequately describe what we see in Him. Books, blogs … Continue reading

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Missional living: keeping it simple, keeping it real

Originally posted on Dei-liberations:
Let me start this post by reminding readers that I think attentiveness is the key to participating in the mission of God. The missional church conversation begins and ends with the conviction that the mission is…

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Alternative Stories of Redemption and Hope

Originally posted on Reinventing Recruiting:
Australian philosopher Ivan Illich once said, “Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a powerful new tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes…

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