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.

A Lament and a Prayer

I hear it on the news, on the internet, in the neighborhoods, in the schools, and in the city streets. It is ringing in my my ears, the groaning is all around us. The pain. The cries. The violence. The … Continue reading

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When my faith began to change my life

Over the last few weeks I have been embracing intentional moments of self-examination. I think I have been able to pinpoint when my faith began to shift and my understanding of what it means to embody my confession that Jesus is … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Advent Will Save the World

Advent reminds me of Dostoevsky’s famous maxim from “The Idiot,” that beauty will save the world. Except I would say that the beauty of Advent will save the world because I am reminded of the beauty of God in Christ, … Continue reading

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Heroic Acts & Alternative Facts

There was this one time when Jesus said: “But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you … Continue reading

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Love is the Witness

I made a confession. I cannot make a concession. I will never quit this. Love is the witness. Defend the displaced, With a bold embrace. Welcome the unwanted, With a grit undaunted. Plead for the poor, By giving what is … Continue reading

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Advent & Misguided Discernment

“Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things. Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk … Continue reading

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Following Jesus & Labelled Lunatics

  Taking Jesus seriously as Lord may cause some christians to consider you a lunatic. Taking Jesus seriously as Liberator may cause some christians to consider you a liberal. Taking Jesus seriously as King may cause some christians to consider you … Continue reading

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