rebelling against low expectations

AuthorKatelynn Richardson

Katelynn is an English major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She loves using words to craft poems and stories that both inspire the imagination and point towards Jesus. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, archery, and crafting. You can read more of her work on her blog, storiesandstarlight.com.

5 Reasons Teens Need Apologetics

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The tradition of Christian apologetics has a long history, from the apostles in the book of Acts, to writers in the early church like Justin Martyr, to modern recent authors like C.S. Lewis, Lee Strobel, and John Lennox. The term itself comes from the Greek word apologia—meaning defense—and refers to laying out a logical case for why the faith is true. At some point, every Christian will be in a...

Discouraged By Comparison? Remember Your Purpose

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More frequently than I’d like to admit, I get stuck in the comparison game. I wonder: Am I as good as them? Why did this happen to me? Why can’t I have that? Unchecked, this kind of thinking is destructive. Yet, comparing ourselves to others is one of the easiest things to do. Opportunities are everywhere, especially when we have little devices in our pockets that provide instant updates on all...

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What Humility Is—And What it Isn’t

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As I copied the words “humble and gentle” from Ephesians 4:2 into my journal, the list of problems I constantly faced ran through my mind. I was too quiet, too unsure. I needed confidence and boldness to speak up. Why should I focus on being humble? That seemed like the opposite. I was puzzled. Humility was something I’d figured out a while ago. I didn’t brag. I didn’t think I was the best...

You Don’t Have to Be Ready, Just Obedient

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Sometimes living in this world feels like walking blindfolded on a tightrope. I know I’m called to walk the straight and narrow path, but I’m not always sure where that is. Too often, I stay where I am because I’m afraid of making a misstep and falling off as I move forward. There’s this note I keep on my phone called “things I want to do.” It’s a mix of projects, goals, and issues I want to...

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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 →

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