rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAmanda Chang

is a sophomore studying Intercultural Studies at Biola University. She is interested in pursuing missions and writes occasionally at To Embrace the Nations.

3 Questions to Ask When Considering Short-Term Missions


Americans spend $2 billion supporting 1.5 million participants in short-term missions trips each year. However, statistics show that up to three-fourths of these trips are poorly conducted, and teams rarely interact with unreached or unengaged people groups (you don’t have to travel far, for L.A. County alone has 400+ unreached people groups!). Although the church has recently exploded with...

What To Do When God Says, “No”


Somewhere in the supernatural realm of the universe, I believe that there are threads, colorful strands of fabric connecting time and space and events, intertwining, interwoven into a beautiful tapestry called God’s story. And what an amazing story it is. A story of redemption, salvation, adoption. A story where even the darkest, blackest places on the tapestry come together into something...

True Love Is Scary, Radical, And Unconditional


Trust /trəst/ – “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something” Love is a risky thing. There is no way to love safely, to pour out emotions and hearts and souls into another sinful human being and never come away with a few scrapes and bruises. Yet, after all is said and done and blows have been dealt on either side, I think we as human...

You Were Made For Another World (So Start Living Like It)


“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – Saint Augustine We were all born with a unquenchable thirst, an insatiable appetite. We all desired something that could...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →