rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMichael Longerbeam

is a freshman in college and young writer from northern Virginia. He began high school despising literature but graduated from it desiring to pursue an education in the humanities, particularly literature. He enjoys reading literature, history, and theology then discussing and writing about what he reads. You can check out some of his other writing at Soli Deo Gloria.

How Should We Respond to Disappointment?


As I am writing this, COVID-19 has made its mark on society. Closures, cancellations, and postponements are perhaps some of the most significant ways it has changed our society. Workplaces have closed, churches have paused their gatherings, and large events have been cancelled, all in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Many are at home, quarantining, with both their day-to-day and once...

When Life is Hard–This Is Our Hope, Help, and Confidence


Life makes two noises. The first noise is found in the gasps people take when witnessing sunrises, the applause they give after talented performances, and the melodies they make through song. This noise says, “life is good;” displaying the grand and infinite glory of God in all the world. David says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1)...

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 →