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Christmas in May: Truth We Should Celebrate Year-Round

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The Christmas message shouldn’t be limited to the holiday season. Every day is an opportunity to worship Christ for becoming Immanuel, “God with us.” So why not take a break from your bustling spring semester that’s coming to a close or whatever things are caught up in your mind? Let’s pull out a mug of hot chocolate and reflect on the wonderful truth that inspires the Christmas spirit. Whether...

Are You Afraid to Give God Everything?

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Editors Note: Today we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Rebelution’s latest book Love Riot: A Teenage Call to Live With Relentless Abandon for Christ! Below is one of our favorite excerpts from Love Riot taken from Chapter 6: Everything Means Everything. Jim Elliot could have done anything he wanted. Well-liked and respected among his fellow college students, he was...

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Don’t Put Down Your Sword: Finding Strength and Persistence for the Battles of Life

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Eleazer stared at the field strewn with dead bodies, wounded men, and broken weapons. The battle was over. Finally, he could rest. He turned to trudge off the battlefield and suddenly realized he was still gripping his sword. He tried to let go, but to his shock, he couldn’t pry his fingers loose. He looked down at the sword firmly stuck in his grip. He’d fought so long and so hard his weapon had...

When Is Jesus Coming Back? (And the Question We Should Be Asking Instead)

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“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16) Growing up, that was one of my favorite verses. To me, it was a perfect description of how incredible the moment of Jesus’ return will be for his followers. But when is Jesus coming back...

6 Ways to Encourage Your Peers In Their Walk With God

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How can I encourage my peers to follow Jesus? Have you ever asked this question? I know I have. Throughout my years of following Christ, I’ve struggled with watching many of my peers slowly drift away from God. It’s hard to see friends make unwise decisions and watch them struggle in their relationship with God. It’s painful to see them leave the church. It’s lonely when your friends don’t share...

What Renewable Energy Taught Me About God’s Grace

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As a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to take a college-level English class at the university I now attend full time. There were 3 major papers due in the class, one of which was a research paper, with the topic of renewable energy. I was stressed about writing on this topic, as I knew next-to-nothing about it. But renewable energy proved to be an intriguing study. After hours upon...

Keep Seeking God In a Stress-filled World

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When COVID-19 struck and forced everyone to be quarantined in their homes, I, like most young people undoubtedly, began to panic and grow anxious about what I was going to do about school, extracurricular activities, and much more. I couldn’t do the activities I wanted to do out of fear of what could happen. But more than just hindering my daily activities, I also let my fear stop me from seeking...

Disability Isn’t Glamorous–But It Still Glorifies God

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Let’s be frank. Disability isn’t usually something glamorous. If it was, you’d see way more girls with hot pink wheelchairs. But disability isn’t glamorous or a fad according to worldly standards. Instead, it’s often looked down upon. An annoyance. A disadvantage. A dis-ability. It’s easy to see why. I can tell you about the number of times things have gone south for me. I’ve lost my grip in...

What Hamilton Teaches Us About Our Idols

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Sports. Physical Appearance. Republican/Democrat/Third Party. Biblical Knowledge. Pro-Mask or Anti-Mask. Games. Movies. Possessions. There’s so many potential idols in the world–things we worship instead of God. And we’ve all struggled with at least a few of them at some point in our lives. What can be tricky about idols like these is that half of the time, they’re good things. The danger...

It Doesn’t Have to Be Scary: The What, How, and Why of Fasting

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Fasting⁠—”going without food for religious purposes⁠”—is an ancient tradition. References to fasting are scattered throughout both the Old and New Testaments, as well as church history. Like prayer and Bible reading, it’s a basic part of the Christian walk with God. But it is a part many of us aren’t familiar with. My Experience With Fasting Growing up in a Christian community, I...

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