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, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University 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 University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.

Trauma and the Hypothetical

Traumatic stress is an emotional wounding that results from experiencing or witnessing a traumagenic event or events. A traumagenic event is a highly stressful, horrifying event, or series of events, where one feels a lack of control, powerlessness, and threat … Continue reading

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“Try Jesus”

If the gospel and the community it forms doesn’t ask something of me and my family, then is it worth living for? If the gospel announces that I can have life with God, a new way of understanding how life … Continue reading

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A Palm Sunday Poem Of The Privileged Self

Emotions are dryLooking for a highBut spiritually denyThe plank in my eye. Treating Church like a BDubsAnd Jesus like a bartenderLookin for the next fixItching for the next bender. I need a spiritual pep rallyGotta keep a good tallyon my … Continue reading

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Do Good, Not Harm

Do good, not harm. Religious indifference is harm. Religious passivity is harm. Civil conversation in the name of peacekeeping is harm. Conversation without action is harm. What-about-ism grounded in defensiveness is harm. Trying to ‘win’ by de-centering historically marginalized voices … Continue reading

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Conflict and Doing No Harm

There’s a lot as a society we can disagree on. We should. Conflict itself can open space for hidden things to be revealed. It can be a place where the transcendent is discovered. In the Christian faith conflict becomes a … Continue reading

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