rebelling against low expectations


The True Meaning of Christmas


As Christmas Day draws nearer and nearer, I’m sure many of you are gathering around with your families to take part in a classic Christmas tradition—watching Christmas movies. Favorites like Elf, Home Alone, and The Miracle on 34th Street play nonstop on countless different channels and seem to set the mood for this time of year. An interesting observation is the common thread that runs through...

How the Blood of Christ Speaks a Better Word Over Your Life


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived two brothers. The elder brother was a farmer, while the younger was a shepherd. One fateful day, both decided to bring an offering to the Lord. The younger brother’s offering was acceptable and pleasing to the Lord, but the Lord rejected the elder brother’s offering. The elder brother seethed with anger and became jealous, and he murdered his...

Is the Old Testament Necessary? How the Whole Bible Reveals Jesus


Prominent preachers today like megachurch pastor Andy Stanley claim that we need to “unhitch” the New Testament from the Old Testament. He asserts that the Old Testament is completely unnecessary to understanding the New Testament. But the Bible is one story, split into two parts, but still a single narrative. Jesus Himself claims that the Old Testament speaks of Him: “You search the Scriptures...

An Unlikely Teacher: Death is Swallowed Up in Victory


This year, I have been working at a church as a summer student. I’ve experienced so many different things, but one that sticks out in my mind was a pastoral visitation I went on with the Assistant Pastor. That morning I had been printing, organizing, and uploading as usual when he came in, pointed at me, and said, “You’re coming with me.” He was smiling in a way I knew well by that...

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 →