Author Archives: Fred

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, activist, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester College and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.

Where is She to Go?

Luke tells one of my favorite stories. It’s about woman he identifies as a sinner (some believe her to be a prostitute). She courageously crashes a religious leader’s dinner party to see Jesus. When she does she falls to his … Continue reading

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The Passion of the Prophets

From around 740 to 520 BCE we find the ministry of the Hebrew prophets (with the possible exception of Malachi). It was a time of significant social crisis, cultural decay, and political instability. The small farmers were the backbone of … Continue reading

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Jesus Will Be

“He may fit ‘inside’ our hearts,
But he will not fit inside our preferences.
He may stoop down to us in love,
But he will not comply with our politics.”

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It Will Be Done

We were born in a system doomed to fail built on the back of oppression hidden in a fairy tale of greed-laced delusion, seduction and confusion. It’s easy to forget where we belong. The promises of empire and disordered desire, … Continue reading

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Crown Him

Crown him when you’re lonely. Crown him when you’re afraid. Crown him when you’re angry. Crown him when you’re in pain. Crown him when you’re in good company. Crown him when all is well. Crown him when you’ve taken courage. … Continue reading

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Asking God

“I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger. Thank you. I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel in the cellar and prayed for my release. I was naked and in your … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability of a Friendship of Love and Gracious Hospitality

Over the past five years I have lost three dear friends for three very different reasons. All were formerly homeless. All were thrust in to making difficult choices under difficult circumstances. All did the best with what they had. All … Continue reading

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