rebelling against low expectations

AuthorJennifer Brogdon

is a stay-at-home mom who ministers to college athletes, international students, and other young women. She and her husband, Shane, live in Mississippi and desire to take the gospel to the nations. Jennifer enjoys writing about faithfulness and success on her blog and other websites such as Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition.

Should Young People Disciple Or Be Discipled?


I couldn’t believe what I heard. In a room full of women, ranging in age 20-60, the speaker said not just twenty-somethings but also thirty and forty-somethings were not ready to, and therefore shouldn’t, disciple anyone. What they should do, according to this woman, is to seek to be discipled, sitting at the feet of the godliest older woman they can find at their church. As a twenty-something...

Did My Prayer Prevent My Success?


We arrived at the stadium in the middle of a large field. It felt hotter than a typical Mississippi day in this small Texan town. The wind roared at 20 miles per hour—the air dry as a desert. Tumbleweed rolled across the dirt and the red oval radiated heat.  I would run 25 laps with no shade and no water, but a medal for the first one who finished. I, a senior and the fastest in the field, stood...

How To Fail Like a Christian


It’s quite possibly the most overused Scripture tag line: I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). We see it on coffee mugs, as tattoos, in personal mantras, and more. We assume doing all things by Christ’s strength produces only good things or brings us success. Therefore, we find it motivating. But what if God allows us to fail instead of succeeding? Could...

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 →