rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAndrey Bulanov

is a 26 year old juggling life at full speed. He is a husband to Liya Bulanov, and a father to Gracie and Nathan. He works as a registered nurse. He is also a pastoral intern at Living Word Bible Church in Bellingham WA, where he oversees youth and college ministries. Throughout his busy 20’s he has also had a passion and commitment to writing regularly at his blog Well Said, which focuses on effectively communicating the christian faith in today's secular culture.

The Struggle of Every Young Writer


Let me paint a picture here that will likely bring butterflies to many of our stomachs. Every Writer’s Dream! Lets say you’ve had this idea that has been brewing in your mind for some weeks now. An important truth that you finally wanted to take to the keyboard. So you do. You sit down in your favorite writing spot. The day is free of distractions. Your mind is clear. And your inspiration soars...

The Real Pain: A Tribute to Nabeel Qureshi


“While I was wallowing in self-pity, focused on myself, there was a whole world with literally billions of people who had no idea who God is, how amazing He is, and the wonders He has done for us. They are the ones who are really suffering. They don’t know His hope, His peace, and His love that transcends all understanding. They don’t know the message of the gospel. After loving us with the most...

Hard Things In a Harder World


What do you see when you look to the future? For many of us, this question has gone through a huge transformation. What once looked like a sunny path full of opportunities now seems more like a dark and threatening mountain road. It seems that, more than ever before, the exciting process of growing up is overshadowed by all the scary and crazy things that are doing on in the world around us. We...

Don’t Be Daunted In Your Witness


One of the greatest challenges of my early college years was evangelism. It was a time of major transitions for me. I was relatively new in my faith. I was still wrestling with a lot of the basic apologetic questions. Though I was a “leader” in my youth group and many of my church peers probably saw me as a confident christian, I was a pretty insecure guy. I didn’t want to offend classmates and...

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 →