rebelling against low expectations

AuthorChristopher Witmer

is the 22-year-old Editor-in-Chief for Originally from Northern Minnesota, he lives with his family in Los Angeles where they moved to plant inner-city churches. He loves sports, travel, and music, but his passion is writing for God and lifting high the name of Jesus through his writing.

A Letter From the Editor-In-Chief


The moment I first got connected with Brett Harris and The Rebelution will forever be imprinted in my mind. I was seventeen and sitting in my friends’ living room in the middle of Chiang Mai, Thailand when I randomly remembered I had a Twitter account. “Ha, I should see what’s happening on Twitter,” I thought to myself. Despite my lack of Twitter intelligence at the time, I somehow managed to...

Why Great Girls Turn Down Great Guys (and Why You’re Not an Idiot for Asking)


“Something must be wrong with me.” That’s what every guy is tempted to think when a girl turns down his request for a date. “She’s great and doesn’t like me,” we think. “Therefore, something must be wrong with me that needs to be fixed.” To our logic-oriented male brains, this is the only plausible explanation. It doesn’t make sense to us why two high caliber people couldn’t make a great couple...

6 Things I Learned from the ReMind Conference


Most of us struggle with sharing our faith. Sometimes, it’s because we’re too shy or too embarrassed. Other times, we just plain don’t know how or are unsure of what we actually believe, so we hesitate and often remain silent. I bring this up because last summer I had the privilege of attending the reMind Conference hosted by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Detroit. Being an RZIM...

Three Reasons We Can Believe the Bible is True


The Bible is considered essential to the Christian life. We call it the “Word of God” and say it’s “inspired.” We talk about having “daily devotions” like we talk about “having dinner.” We question the rightness of an act by whether it’s “biblical” or not. In fact, if you’ve grown up in a Christian home, you likely have little hints of the Bible all around you. The Bible is really important to...

What Scares You the Most?


See part 1 of this post here. I have a question for you: What is holding you back from following God with all your heart? Perhaps nothing is. If so, that’s great! Keep it up! But some of us just can’t make up our minds about what to do with our lives. Others know what they should do, but don’t have the time or finances to get started. If you’re like me, the big problem–the thing keeping you...

Christianity Isn’t Boring


Do you ever get bored with your Christian life? Do you ever feel like something is missing? Surely there is more to following Christ than merely avoiding bad movies on Friday and showing up at church on Sunday. And is wearing cross-laden t-shirts and carrying your Bible to school in front of your peers the sum of being the “Light of the World”? Does it ever feel like God sucks all of the...

5 Tools For Building Healthy Relationships


In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of Christopher’s post, “One Goal Every Teen Should Set For the Summer” here. This summer we’re building healthy relationships, because we realize the best investment of our time and energy is in relationships. Now, for some of us–especially us guys–all this relationship talk sounds kind of mushy. We are builders and...

One Goal Every Teen Should Set For the Summer


Summer is officially here, and with it, all of the out-door, cold-free, school-free, happiness-filled, sunshine-blessed summer fun. If your summer is like mine, between vacations, camps, and general non-school related freedom, it’s going to be busy. Perhaps you’re dreaming big. Dreaming of the grand vacation you finally get to go on or a mission trip you’ve been anticipating...

What My Generation Can Learn From Moral Failure


“There goes another one,” I thought after I heard the news of yet another esteemed, conservative preacher falling from grace—or purity, rather. “Is it even possible to become a well-known pastor or teacher and maintain your integrity, or do they all have skeletons in their closet?” If you’re like me, it’s easy to become cynical when it seems like increasingly more...

5 Guidelines For a Godly Online Conversation


Here at The Rebelution we love conversations — if you haven’t noticed. Our goal is to create a healthy and life-giving environment for young Christians to communicate with each other and participate in meaningful conversations. A conversation is an exchange of ideas. As Christians, this is exactly what we want in order to sharpen our minds, increase our knowledge and our grasp on theology, build...

rebelling against low expectations

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