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To the Teen Who Can’t Vote, Don’t Forget To Do This

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“When’s the next election?” I asked my Mom excitedly at the beginning of this year. I’m seventeen years old, and since I’m a minor, I can’t vote. I was disappointed to hear that the next election was this year, five months before my birthday. Understanding that this is an important election, I wish I could voice my opinion by placing my vote in the ballot box. But I’ll have to wait four more...

How Should I Vote? 7 Core Values to Look for In A Presidential Candidate

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Election 2020. The next huge decision on our calendar we all needed this year. The one we’ve been looking forward to all year. Not! 2020 has been a crazy year, for sure. The election has, in no small part, only added to the craziness for those of us in America. Election Day is yet another thing to deal with this year after a long line of tense and exhausting processes that have at times...

Finding Fresh Hope in A World Gone Crazy

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When will it all end? It’s a question I have been asking myself in the midst of the craziness of the year 2020. I remember reading posts on Facebook at the beginning of this year about the wildfires and the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, lamenting and asking “Could it get any worse?” Looking back on those posts now, they were a far cry from what came next. I remember during the...

We’re Tired: How Christian Young People Can Navigate Disagreements (Part 1)

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Deep sigh. I don’t know how to start this article–I’ve been procrastinating finishing it for weeks (and now it has turned into a series)! I was going to name and address some of the disagreements our country (for us Americans at least) and church are dealing with head on. I was going to talk about how divided we are and what we can do to navigate the sharp fights we’ve been having. I was...

4 Steps to Take When Life is Spinning Out of Control

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I used to think I was someone who didn’t have control issues. That is… until the pandemic spread across the globe. I’ve heard stories of people who don’t like riding in planes because they would rather be the pilot flying the plane than be the passenger. If you would have asked me a couple of years ago if I had control issues like that, I would have said, “Nope. Definitely not.” And then COVID-19...

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...

2020 Is Not the Worst Year Ever

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2020 has been a terrible year. We’re only halfway through it, and I’ve already seen several articles, videos, and online forums label 2020 as “the worst year” of this century, of their lives, and even of all time. (Just Google “2020 is the worst year,” and you’ll see what I mean.) Based on what has already happened so far, I can see why. 2020 Unmasked This year boasts a...

3 Things To Do In Response to Violence and Injustice

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I want to make my position and background clear: I am a white, female teenager, and I live in Minnesota’s Twin Cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul. When I was born, I unknowingly had privilege others would never have, simply because of my background and skin color. Racism is a human construction, founded in sin.  From the biblical era, forms of racism have existed as one people group prejudiced...

What Romans 12 Teaches Us About Responding to Prejudice and Racism

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I woke up this morning, grabbed my phone, and opened Instagram. Stories and posts demand justice for a man named George Floyd, people in protest against our country’s judicial system, and controversy surrounding all of it. It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of opinion. How can I sort through all of this? I remember my mom’s words spoken so truly in one of our conversations surrounding another...

COVID-19 Is No Excuse: 3 Reasons Why You Still Need Fellowship, Even With Social Distancing

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Teens filter into youth group, smiling and waving at their friends. But no one talks. No Christian rock blasts in the background. No snacks are passed around. It’s difficult to have normalcy when youth group is through a screen. Online youth group is quite the experience, but it means the world to me to talk with my small group, learn about Jesus, and pray together. I never realized how important...

rebelling against low expectations

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