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Are You Afraid to Give God Everything?

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Editors Note: Today we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Rebelution’s latest book Love Riot: A Teenage Call to Live With Relentless Abandon for Christ! Below is one of our favorite excerpts from Love Riot taken from Chapter 6: Everything Means Everything. Jim Elliot could have done anything he wanted. Well-liked and respected among his fellow college students, he was...

5 Things Aspiring Writers Can Learn from G.K. Chesterton

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Rarely has a mastery of so many tenets of literary pursuit been so demonstrated by a single author than that which is apparent in the voluminous writings of one Gilbert Keith Chesterton. G.K. Chesterton was the jovial turn of the (20th) century English writer who penned numerous books, articles, comic verses, and everything in between, all to varying but invariably considerable degrees of success...

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Dear Wormwood: Screwtape’s Advice For Christian Young Women

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Editor’s Note: The Screwtape Letters is the title of a book by C.S. Lewis in which an older demon gives advice to a younger tempter through a series of letters. Needless to say, the advice given is exactly what we should guard against as Christians. This article is written in the style of a Screwtape letter, addressing the subject of young women. “The Enemy” refers to God, and...

The Hate U Give (Book Review)

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If I could recommend one book to read in 2021, it would be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I picked up a copy last summer when the library reopened, and even though the book was published in 2017, it felt like it was written yesterday. It felt like it was about now. About the Book The Hate U Give is about a 16-year-old girl named Starr Carter who, at the beginning of the book, is living in a...

4 Lessons “Little Women” Teaches Us About Giving

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Though Alcott herself was not a Christian, many biblical themes are woven into her timeless classic, Little Women. These themes first appear at the beginning of the book, when the March sisters, bemoaning their situation (no father, no presents), learn four very important and valuable lessons about gifts. This Christmas season, we can learn those same lessons today. 1: Contentment with what we...

8 Cozy Books to Read During the Holidays

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School is out for the season, and you’re home for the holidays, curled up in front of the fire with a cat purring at your feet. A tall Christmas tree twinkles in the corner. Sipping hot chocolate and munching Christmas cookies, only one thing is missing: a good book. Okay, maybe your life actually consists of your siblings screaming at each other, your mom asking you to empty the dishwasher, and...

5 Books to Get You Through a Never-Ending Pandemic

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This month, I set out to compile a list of book recommendations that vaguely capture the feeling of now: the world seems tilted, and we wonder when things will be normal again. I don’t know what it’s like in your area, but here in Oregon so many things are still closed down. I feel like I’m cooped up with no clear idea of when I’ll be able to travel and socialize freely again. Because of this, I...

Dear Teen, This is Your Purpose (Summer Book Study Week Five)

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Follow Me. Two words. Countless implications. Jesus commanded us to pick up our cross and follow Him no matter what. No matter our culture. No matter what our friends say or the world around us does. No matter our human inclinations and preferences. No matter anything. If we truly live out Christ’s command of “Follow Me” those two words can change our lives. Not only did Jesus tell us to follow...

6 Tips to Become Completely Devoted to Christ and His Word (Summer Book Study Week Three)

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When I was eleven, my parents gave me my own study Bible. I’d had other Bibles before, of course. I remember a children’s Bible with a picture of Jesus on the cover and I once had a mini pink Bible that I ruined when I accidentally dropped it in a mud puddle. But to me, this Bible symbolized adulthood. For years, the Bible has been an integral part of my life. I can honestly say it’s changed the...

Dear Teen, It’s Time For A Challenge (Summer Book Study Week One)

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I’m tired of apathetic Christianity. I see it in the world around me. I see it in the church. But mostly, I see it in me. A reluctance to give Christ everything. A subtle complacency. Compromise filtering in. I see people claiming the name of Jesus on Sunday and living like the rest of the world Monday through Saturday. And then I look at my own heart on countless Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays . ...

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rebelling against low expectations

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