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.

A Slow Drip

The lens through which many Christians come to interpret the life of Jesus is formed more by American systems of thought than any other. It’s subtle and usually drenches us with a slow drip. We fall into the trap of … Continue reading

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Resilience

The wind blows in.The rain pours down.The tree bends back.Resilience. Windburned face.Tear-stained cheeks.Feet firmly planted.Resilience. Tired mind.Battered heart.Steady soul.Resilience. A breeze settles in.Sunlight breaks through.The tree stands tall.Resilience. Windburned face.Tear-stained cheeks.Feet moving forward.Resilience. ~ Written April 30, 2021 It’s Resilience … Continue reading

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Our Bibles

I’m one of those pastors who gets labelled a bunch of stuff, even by those I love. I’m told I’m too political, come off ‘edgy’ and ‘ social justice-y,’ etc. Whatever I may seem to be, I can tell you … Continue reading

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Accept and Claim the Mystery

This morning I am reminded that the mystery and wonder of the eternal God of love declares some truths that can be known and some that must simply be accepted and claimed. One of the divine mysteries that can be … Continue reading

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Recover Me

RecoveryRecover meMy joyMy peaceMy chosennessMy belovednessIn my messIn my distressRecover me You are my belovedGod saysYou are my treasured possessionGod saysYou are a called-out one and sent-in one to a land of desperationGod says You are my royal priesthoodGod tells … Continue reading

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