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They Didn’t Get to Choose: Navigating Our World With Our Grandparents’ Wisdom

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I stared out the window at a landscape of small towns and long-established farms rich with family history. My mom and I were on the way home after visiting my one-hundred year old great-grandma, and I couldn’t help but think of all the changes throughout her life. My reflections on the past mingled with the constant nagging questions about the future that many young people often carry in the back...

Are You Willing to Be a Fool For the Gospel?

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In November 2018, an almost 27-year-old young man from Washington State, USA, made international headlines. Almost overnight, it seemed the world knew the name of John Allen Chau. On November 17, 2018, John’s physical body was killed by arrows shot by the Sentinelese people from the North Sentinel Island, one of the last unreached people groups of the world. He had been carefully planning this...

What to Be When You Grow Up: Living Out Our Identity in Christ

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As teens and early twenties, it’s easy to spend our time trying to create an identity. The most common question I got as a high schooler was, “What do you want to do with your life?” In other words, how do you want to define yourself for the next forty plus years? It’s a big question and not I wasn’t the only one trying to answer it year after year. My friends were experiencing the same...

When You Have A Passion—But No Place to Go

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I sat beside him as he spoke. It was one of those conversations that I had originally been an active member of; but two people rapidly dominated the conversation to the point where I now was on the verge of feeling like an eavesdropper, rather then a comfortable part of the conversation. But it was too good of a conversation to just up and leave. So, eavesdropper or not, I sat and listened as he...

Church, Rise Up and Take Action Against Abortion

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As an American currently living and serving in a different country, I often find myself trying to explain the political climate of my country. I love the United States and am saddened by the incredible amount of angst currently existing between the different political viewpoints. The climate appears very un-united. And, of course, one of the most common hot-button topics is abortion. I recently...

I Thought God Led Me Here–Why Would He Lead Me Out?

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Like many young people, I finished high school with only a vague notion of what God wanted me to do with my life. My interests in novel writing, acting, and fashion design were artsy and impractical. To further complicate matters, I struggled with a terrible chronic illness, so for a couple of years my entire focus was on getting healthy. And even then, I had to face the fact that I might never...

The Spiritual Ramifications of Self-Reliant Work

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The “gig economy”–a fancy tech term for an work that promotes flexibility–is growing rapidly. Think flexible income, flexible hours, and flexible forms of expression. Some 150 million workers in North America and Western Europe have dropped the “relatively stable confines of organizational life” to become independent contractors, according to a March-April Harvard Business...

“Come Along and Find Out”–Worrying about the Future

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It’s school season (if you haven’t noticed). And with it, the school season brings many things: friends, full-schedules, the thrill of learning, homework, late night study sessions, early morning study sessions, teachers, tests, projects, drama–it goes on and on. But what it brings the most is a pile of unknowns. And with the unknowns come questions… Questions about whether you’ll be...

The Most Important Things I Did at College Weren’t in the Classroom

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“I would rather you stay up with a friend who needs help than finish your essay for my class on time.” These weren’t the words I expected to hear from a college professor on the first day of class. She was not only telling us she was fine with us putting off assignments, but she was encouraging us to do so. When most books and articles advising for college focus on the importance of studying or...

You Are Not Behind In Life

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Have you ever felt like life was leaving you behind? We see so many stories of Rebelutionaries seeking after God, doing hard things, and changing the world. It’s amazing to see the work other young people are doing. Writing books. Graduating college early. Starting ministries. Starting businesses. All of those are good and beautiful and amazing, and we applaud and rejoice with each of them. But...

rebelling against low expectations

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