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.

Activism or Peacemaking

There is a difference between activism and peacemaking. Activism can sometimes be motivated principally by justice, which is good. Sometimes it can be motivated principally by a kind of anger, even righteous anger. Sometimes it can be motivated principally by … Continue reading

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A Brain with a Mind of its Own

My brain wants me to scream but my mouth won’t let me. My brain wants me to weep but my eyes won’t let me. My brain wants my heart to pound but my chest won’t let it. My brain wants … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2021

As a person of faith I value stories. I value history. I was taught to value truth. As I enjoy a day off this Labor Day I want to reflect, just for a moment, on the history and truth behind … Continue reading

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The Basics

Love my neighbor and enemy. Owe no one anything but love. Treat others as I would be treated. Look out for the interests of others. Be compassionate, kind, and hospitable toward others, especially the vulnerable. Do what is good for … Continue reading

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Welcoming

In the Ancient Near Eastern context, hospitality was a pillar upon which all morality stood. To not welcome the stranger with generosity and compassion, especially one far from home, was to be immoral. In the Christian tradition the word hospitality, … Continue reading

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