rebelling against low expectations

AuthorKatelyn Brown

Katelyn Brown is a 17-year-old writer and follower of Jesus. She is passionate about helping her peers discern the truth and navigate their post-Christian generation for the glory of God. If you're interested in supporting her writing and would like to read more of her articles in the future, sign up for her email list here.

Look Up: Three Ways to Respond to Stress This Semester


When was the last time you looked up at the sky? No, really. Think about it. When did you last stop what you were doing to tilt your head, gaze up, and admire wisps of clouds or an array of stars? How about the last time you said “hello” to a stranger or started a conversation with someone you didn’t know? If your answer is “not much lately” or “maybe sometime last summer” or “I just haven’t”...

Parents Do Hard Things Too (And Four Ways Teens Can Pray For Them)


It started with two teenagers and a vision to see young people take a stand against low expectations. Then a blog was born. The rebelutionary movement caught fire, the blog turned into a book, and an army of young rebels raised their hands eager to do hard things one faithful step at a time. But the movement hasn’t survived on its own. We’ve been joined and rallied around by another army on the...

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Jeremiah Thomas, Age 16: His Dying Wish to End Abortion


If you were granted one wish, what would it be? Most teenagers can answer this question without a thought: “To visit my favorite sports player, to meet my favorite band, to embark on a dream get away…” But what happens when a sixteen-year-old state champion football player finds out that his sports injury was a tumor dangerously close to his heart, and he has aggressive bone cancer resistant to...

The Danger of Doing Hard Things Without Jesus


The race is set before you. At the sound of go, you’re off, sprinting down the track. The wind combs through your hair, freedom coursing through your veins. The second mile is down, two more to go. You give it all you have, quickening your speed, steadily catching up with the runner in front. Just as you begin inwardly celebrating, you notice something–your shoe lace came untied. You pause...

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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 →