Brett and I are in Minneapolis for the Desiring God’s Fathers and Sons Pastors’ Conference with our father, older brothers Josh and Joel, and younger brother Isaac. Last night we had a special Tour Preview at Bethlehem Baptist Church, and were interviewed by 12-year-old Talitha Piper for the DesiringGod.org Blog.
Talitha’s Interview with the Harrises
Alex and Brett, the name of your ministry and your website is The Rebelution. Tell me how you got that name.
Rebelution is a combination of the words rebellion and revolution. It kind of gives the idea of rebelling against rebellion. As we wrote articles and developed the ideas, it came to mean a teenage rebellion against low expectations.
Tell us the kinds of things you’re responsible for in a normal week.
Right now, we’re out of high school and are taking a year off before college, because we feel like God has opened a lot of doors for us with our ministry. We have breakfast with our family and then go to our computers. We get tons of emails that we look through and respond to. Then there’s lots of coordinating of the conferences—creating brochures, keeping the website updated, arranging meeting places, recruiting volunteers, and many more time-consuming details.
Up until recently our book was the major thing we were working on. It took up just about every waking moment. We like to say God has a sense of humor, so if you write a book called Do Hard Things, he’s not going to make it easy. We just finished the last minor changes—we think. We finished the book about 27 times.
Besides that, we write for our blog and for some Focus on the Family publications.
We try to keep our evenings free for time with our family. We always have family worship in the evening.