rebelling against low expectations

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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.

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


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


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


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!


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)


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...

Natalie Hampton, Age 16: Created App to Fight Bullying


(Washington Post) – Natalie Hampton spent most of her 7th and 8th grade school years eating lunch alone. The new girl at an all-girls private school in Los Angeles, she became the target of a clique of “mean girls” who excluded her from parties, called her names and even physically assaulted her, she said. They told her she was ugly and would never have any friends. They shoved her in a...

Alexis Lewis, Age 15: Everyone Should Be an Inventor


We just recently stumbled across this article from, published last summer. Meet Alexis Lewis, a teenage inventor who thinks all kids have the capability to invent. Here is a powerful and inspiring interview with the then 15-year-old. (Smithsonian Magazine Online) – Benjamin Franklin invented swim flippers when he was 12 years old. Frank Epperson, age 11, conceived of the...

What It Looks Like To Follow Jesus


This won’t be long. This article is shorter than almost anything we’ve posted in the past. It won’t be crowded with clever writing or human wit. But it will be powerful. Even, dare I say it, life-changing. If you want to know what it looks like to follow Jesus, read on. Read on, and believe. “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its...

10 Quotes From “Do Hard Things” To Encourage You


Do Hard Things was a book that changed so many of our lives. It awakened us to a new vision of living boldly for God’s glory and daring to do hard things for Him as a teenager. Alex and Brett Harris weren’t afraid to tell us the truth, even when it hurt. But they also encouraged us deeply, bolstering our faith. Here are ten quotes from the classic to encourage you today. “The teen years are not a...

rebelling against low expectations

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