rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAugust Buehrer

is one of five other equally uncanny children living in a brambly forest in northeastern Indiana. She enjoys writing, making music, creating art, scaring the neighbors (those that stayed), and dancing by the light of the moon. She is fascinated by the great expanse of the universe and intent upon the pursuit of God.

Beauty is Fleeting, Life is Boring, And That Bugs Me

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Sometimes, beauty irritates me. It seems weird. The world is can be an ugly place, and beauty is something humanity is constantly seeking out. It’s one of the things, along with truth and good, that was imbedded at our creation, and draws us forever to itself. But, I’m an introspective type, and I’ve been studying my reaction to it lately. I think that part of the reason teenagers are...

Can We STOP The Gender Wars?

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Ready for a peace rally? Of all the reasons people fight, one of the worst, I think, is because some are male and some are female. Why can’t we just relax and get along? There is something wrong about feminism. We know that as Christians. But sometimes we take it for granted and don’t stop to think about what it is. Just what is it that makes feminism wrong? Well, what makes anything wrong? Think...

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The Revelation of Art: Finding God in His Creation

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Some nights, I go out into the whispering basin of our meadow and stargaze. The meadow our house was built in is surrounded by brushy woodland, but through the opening where the trees claw at the air, the stars show impressively in our dark rural skies. It’s mostly a summer activity, since neither I nor my telescope lenses and mirrors appreciate violently cold temperatures. My telescope has...

Darkness and Beauty: A New Perspective for Christians

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Artists are profoundly obsessive people. A visual artist can become almost abnormally preoccupied with a single color for weeks or months at a time. It isn’t just the use of the color, but the mere sight of it that enthralls the imagination. At the moment, I’m going through a torrid love affair with — of all possible hues — black. Black is the absorption of all the colors of the spectrum — the...

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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 →

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