Author Archives: Fred

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian. I am a son, brother, friend, bi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, adjunct professor at Regent University, and mission specialist of church renewal with Mission Alive. 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.

Tears Have a Way of Washing the Blindness from Our Eyes

Oscar A. Romero once said: “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the … Continue reading

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Label Makers and the Lord as Maker

Liberal. Conservative. Progressive. Republican. Democrat. Libertarian. Etc. Etc. Etc. I’ve been called all these and more. I’ve even thrown some at others. I bet you have too.  After years of label making and label taking I agree with Danish philosopher, … Continue reading

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Poetry: Free

I wrote this simple poem around 2003. It was a season of profound transition and hurt brought about by a most unexpected disappointment. In a desperate attempt to reconcile my failures with faith, I was pushed to consider Jesus in a … Continue reading

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Lonnie, Jason, 3e Restoration & #GivingTuesday

Hey there! I know it has been a while since I have written. Let me explain. One of the reasons why is due to my work with 3e Restoration Inc. Led by our staff and partnering churches, God is using 3e … Continue reading

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Reordered Lives, a Disordered Society and Eucharistic Living

If this election season has accomplished anything, it has been the disordering of many relationships. Political ideologies mixed in with a commitment to a particular set of values, virtues or fears have put friend against friend. Sadly, the Church is no exception. There … Continue reading

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Donkeys, Elephants, The Lamb and His Sermon on the Mount

The sermon on the mount still fascinates me. Generations of dialogue between theologians concerning how to interpret sermon equally fascinates me. There are three things I would like to share. At the end I will attempt to make a connection with what I believe … Continue reading

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An Atheist, Pastors, and the Presence of God’s Spirit Between Us

This is the gist of a post I offered on Facebook last week. I found out some details from my encounter with this wonderful woman so I felt was worth deepening the conversation. This the 1st in a 2-part series.  … Continue reading

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