In All Forms, Explicit or Implicit

I’ve said it before but maybe it’s worth repeating again.

White supremacy in all forms, explicit or implicit, is a sin against God and humanity. White supremacy in all forms, explicit or implicit, is anti-life. White supremacy in all forms, explicit or implicit, is evil. White supremacy in all forms, explicit or implicit, is anti-Christ.

In my view, Christians should see this. Christians should know this. And Christians should, in Paul’s words, “flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11).

I do not believe a Christian can support any person or agenda that supports White supremacy implicitly or explicitly, and maintain a faithful Christian witness.



About Fred

Fred came to serve greater Williamsburg and WCC as lead pastor in October of 2010 and is grateful to be a part of the family. He is a husband, father, certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. (strategies for trauma awareness & resilience) practitioner, community organizer, TEDx alum, founder of 3e Restoration, Inc. and co-owner of Philoxenia Culture LLC. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Master’s of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester University. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Fred has also served as an adjunct professor for Rochester University and Regent University where taught courses in philosophy, ethics, leadership, pastoral care, intro to Christianity, and ethnography. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subjects of racialized cultural systems, poverty, and missiology at various universities, such as William & Mary and Oklahoma Christian University. Fred has authored on book (Racialized Cultural Systems, Social Displacement and Christian Hospitality) and several curriculum offerings, including The FloorPlan: Living Toward Restoration & Resilience. Fred enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. He is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through the Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least, and lonely of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. Oh, and his favorite season is Advent and Christmas. Fred is a founding member of the board of directors for Virginia Racial Healing Institute, a member of the leadership team for Williamsburg's local chapter of Coming to the Table, and a member of Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network's Racial Trauma Committee and Training Committee.
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2 Responses to In All Forms, Explicit or Implicit

  1. Thayer Cory says:

    Thank you, Fred for this succinct statement about what it means to be a Christian. It’s hard to fathom how someone could interpret the message of the gospels any other way. Your messages are always insightful and helpful. Thayer Cory (clerk, Williamsburg Friends Meeting)

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  2. Fred says:

    Thank you so much. I appreciate you!

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