rebelling against low expectations

AuthorZach Sollie

Zach Sollie is a fiction writer from Minnesota. He is passionate about stories and helping others see reflections of God’s story in all our lives. In his spare time, you can find him out riding his bike, playing Ultimate Frisbee, watching a movie, writing, or singing along with his favorite musicals.

What Hamilton Teaches Us About Our Idols

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Sports. Physical Appearance. Republican/Democrat/Third Party. Biblical Knowledge. Pro-Mask or Anti-Mask. Games. Movies. Possessions. There’s so many potential idols in the world–things we worship instead of God. And we’ve all struggled with at least a few of them at some point in our lives. What can be tricky about idols like these is that half of the time, they’re good things. The danger...

Soul and Wonder Woman 1984: How To Deal With Disappointment

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I had planned on writing separate reviews for both Pixar’s new film Soul and Warner Brother’s Wonder Woman 1984. However, after I saw both films I realized that the themes which stuck out to me were similar and I should tie them together. Spoilers for both films below! You have been warned. Soul follows the character Joe Gardner, a band teacher and jazz pianist. He gets the opportunity to fulfill...

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Must Watch CHRISTMAS Movies

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As Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I’d bring you a list of must watch Christmas movies for your holiday season! These are films that are great to watch anytime, but especially fitting for the month of December. I’ll give you my list of films and present a few thematic talking points to jumpstart your discussions, as well as info on where to watch the full movie, hyperlinks in the...

The Hidden Gospel Message of Frozen

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A Quick Overview of the Story Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, Frozen tells the tale of the sisters Elsa and Anna. Elsa, the eldest princess of the kingdom, possesses the magical power to manipulate water and ice at her will. However, when the sisters were still both young, an accident prompted Elsa to hide herself away and keep her powers hidden. But when she is forced to take the...

Cosplaying Christianity: How We Should Image Christ

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One of the things I look forward to doing every year is putting on my boots, donning my cloak, and picking out the best hat to wear when I go to the renaissance festival. I love being transported into the past and seeing all the demonstrations, singing groups, and entertainment the event brings. As a nerd myself, I get excited when I’m around others like me. I love seeing what costumes people...

TENET and Trusting the God of Our Future

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Editor’s Note: Here at TheReb, we want young people to engage with culture from a Christian perspective–so we’ll regularly talk about current cultural topics. However, not all media is appropriate for all ages or stages of life, so we encourage our readers to use discernment, listen to their authority figures, and ultimately, consider what is “good, true, and...

What Hamilton Can Teach Us About Our Own Stories

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Editor’s Note: Here at TheReb, we want young people to engage with culture from a Christian perspective–so we’ll regularly talk about current cultural topics. However, not all media is appropriate for all ages or stages of life, so we encourage our readers to use discernment, listen to their authority figures, and ultimately, consider what is “good, true, and lovely”...

The Next Right Thing: Frozen 2, 2020, and Perseverance

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With all the ups and downs that 2020 has brought us, sometimes it’s hard looking to the future. Many of us have a number of questions about what the next few months will look like: Will my school open? Is my job secure? Will things go back to normal? We don’t have a lot of answers to these questions right now. What can we do? Some of us default to worrying about the future, some of us distract...

Learning to Embrace Our Emotions with “Inside Out”

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Editor’s Note: Here at the Reb, we want teens to engage culture with a biblical perspective. One area of culture we all participate in is entertainment. Should Christians watch movies? How should Christians view entertainment? Can we use it for God’s glory? These are questions we believe should be considered and answered. With that in mind, the Reb will occasionally be publishing...

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” and the Body of Christ

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Editor’s Note: Here at the Reb, we want teens to engage culture with a biblical perspective. One area of culture we all participate in is entertainment. Should Christians watch movies? How should Christians view entertainment? Can we use it for God’s glory? These are questions we believe should be considered and answered. With that in mind, the Reb will occasionally be publishing...

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rebelling against low expectations

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