rebelling against low expectations

AuthorTim Utekal

is a 17 year old journalist, entrepreneur, and Christian. He enjoys writing for his online publication, Secondly Magazine. Although his obsession is creating original material, he also finds time to enjoy the company of his family.

Don’t Wait for Success to Praise God


It was my freshman year of high school. The boys volleyball tryouts had just finished, and I was called into a classroom to hear if I made the team or not. “Tim, we were very impressed by your performance during the pre-season and tryouts. For that reason, we’d like to try you out on the JV team.” I didn’t know how to react. I was one of two freshmen on the JV team! The...

What I Learned in One Week Without Technology


One week without technology. I know it’s not a very original idea, but I did it anyway, and this is why. First of all, I was absolutely sick of it – sick of using my phone too much, sick of getting distracted on the internet, sick of it all. It was hurting my relationship with my creator. In the weeks before I took the challenge, I concluded that if I don’t feel close to God, there’s a...

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 →