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, multi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, 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.

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is about the in-between–remaining stuck somewhere between the tragedy of Friday and triumph of Sunday. We have a difficult time keeping our minds in the in-between. We are too uncomfortable with the tension. We are desperate for resolution. … Continue reading

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The Good News of God’s Welcome

A poem I wrote on Good Friday of 2016 Born a child in a manger, Son of Mary and Son of the great I Am, Outcast as a stranger, He extended God’s welcome to every child, woman and man. Embracing … Continue reading

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God’s Kingdom in the Midst of Empire, Part 2 of 5

Be sure to catch the short introductory post here. After years of study and preparation Jesus comes to the synagogue a baptized man. He takes the scroll, opens it to Isaiah 61 and begins with the words, “The Spirit of … Continue reading

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God’s Kingdom in the Midst of Empire, Part 1 of 5

Some people much smarter than I like to debate to what degree Luke was interested in addressing the Roman empire in his gospel.¹ I believe the problem with this debate is that for many it focuses only on Luke’s gospel … Continue reading

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Restoration Place – an Emergency Shelter for Rest and Restoration

Friday 3e Restoration Incorporated experienced the joy of celebrating the blessing and opening of two rooms called, Restoration Place. We were joined by pastors, members of many local churches, 3e ministry leaders, and a number of community partners, including Community … Continue reading

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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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