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is a group of young people who are passionate about ministering to their peers as they work for the good of The Rebelution and the glory of God. Their goals are to foster healthy Christian community and publish solid, kingdom-building content for teenagers. You can check out their individual bios here.

Advice and Encouragement for New Grads From the Reb Team

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Graduation is a time of paradox. Beginnings and endings blend together as one life season merges into the next. Plans and dreams jumble together with uncertainty and fear. It’s saying hello to the future as we wave goodbye to the past. And honestly? As exciting as graduation is, it can also feel terrifying. Leaving the security of twelve years of grade school, always knowing vaguely what the next...

7 Gift Ideas Every Rebelutionary Teen Will Love

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Unless you’re one of those early Christmas shoppers who have all their presents wrapped by Thanksgiving, Christmas gifts are probably on your mind right now. We all have special items we want to purchase for our family and friends and maybe a wish list of our own. If you’re stuck on what to give to the teens in your life, need some ideas on gifts that are both meaningful and fun, or want to give...

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Announcing the Rebelution’s First Summer Book Study!

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So many summer events have been canceled. Sports, concerts, vacations, conferences . . . While many of us were gearing up for a jam-packed summer, suddenly many of our plans disappeared. It can be disappointing . . . but you know what? Here at the Reb, we are excited about this summer. We believe this could be a summer of tremendous opportunities. For growth. For doing hard things. For learning...

Join the Launch Team for The Reb’s New Book!

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Hey, Rebelutionaries! Have you heard the news? The Rebelution has a new book for teens coming out next May! Our lead editor Sara Barratt’s book, Love Riot: A Teenage Call to Live With Relentless Abandon for Christ releases from Baker Books in May 2020. We’re so excited for Sara and can’t wait to share it with you all! But in the meantime, we need your help! Are you a teenager who loves books? Or...

Katherine Forster, Managing Editor at The Reb, Releases New Book

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Transformed by Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen, a new book by Katherine Forster, releases from Crossway today! Forster wrote Transformed by Truth in response to a lack of resources for serious Bible study for teens. More importantly, however, she wanted to combat the low expectations that the world and sometimes even the church has for teens and their Bible reading...

These Amazing Teens Summited Mount Everest

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Last April, a group of five teens from tribal India did a teeny-tiny little hard thing. They summited Mount Everest. Okay, so maybe it was kind of a hard thing. The funny thing is, a year prior, they hadn’t even known the name of the highest summit (Everest). Now, according to the BBC, not only have they summited the giant, they’re ready to start working on another one (maybe Mount...

17-Year-Old Chooses Homeschooling to Help Paralyzed Mom Diagnosed with 2 Cancers

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Seventeen year old Emma Burkholder is facing a hard thing few teens ever have to face. Emma’s mom, Jennifer Burkholder–who is paralyzed from the waist down due to a car accident when she was 18–has recently been diagnosed with 2 types of breast cancer. This is obviously both a major emotional and financial toll on the family and in an effort to help out, Emma has chosen to...

Teenager Releases Amazing New EP!

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Fourteen year old Skye Peterson — daughter of Christian folk-rock artist, Andrew Peterson — just released her first EP! It’s an amazingly eloquent set of songs born from the sincere heart of a regular girl. Not only is it a refreshing listen, it’s a reminder to us that the world needs teenagers to share their gifts and develop their talents! You can check it out...

Rend Collective Just Dropped Their New Album (You should listen to it)

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With so much bad news coming out seemingly every day, sometimes we just need to hear some GOOD NEWS. The popular Christian band, Rend Collective, just dropped their new album GOOD NEWS and we think you should take a listen. Here’s one of our favorite songs from the new album, “Rescuer.” Let us know what you think! Share Your Thoughts in the Comment Section! There are currently 0...

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rebelling against low expectations

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