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Discipleship Through Snapchat: How Each Social Media Platform Can Be Used for God’s Glory

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Will there be social media in eternity? As redeemed children of God, we eagerly await new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness Himself dwells (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:3) and where our broken bodies will be made like Christ’s: glorified and perfected (see Philippians 3:21). What might glorified and perfected social media look like–stripped of everything that too often...

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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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...

The Need for Biblical Lament

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“We don’t know how to say goodbye.” I discovered the poem during a Zoom class in April. We’d been studying Russian literature since the cold darkness of January. Now in the middle of spring we’d exchanged the long wooden desks and late morning light of our classroom for video calls and suddenly vibrant group chats. Instead of whispering with friends to either side, I made lunch during class with...

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...

Why I’m Excited for a Post-Christian World

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We don’t get to choose the world we’re born into. Society doesn’t pause to offer us our choice of the cultural values, global issues, or historical events that will characterize the version of Planet Earth we’ll be a part of. We inherit the world as it is. It’s a lot like a family heirloom. Each generation passes down a world–sometimes dusty, sometimes broken...

Music Review: Crescendo by Jackie Hill Perry

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If you follow Christian Twitter, you’re probably familiar with Jackie Hill Perry. Her pithy theological tweets and advocacy for justice make her a leading voice in the church today. She’s also written on her conversion to Christianity in her book Gay Girl, Good God. However, I first became acquainted with Jackie’s work through her music. She’s a hip-hop and spoken word artist with an incredible...

Young Christian, Beware of False Philosophies

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College is bursting with causes to get involved with. Want to solve global poverty? There’s a group for that. Want to fight for animal rights? There’s a group for that too. You can find student activist groups for just about everything. Cool! I want to change the world too. Where do I sign up? Many young people want to be world-changers who defy cultural norms. We’re idealistic. We’re energetic...

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”...

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rebelling against low expectations

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