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5 Attributes of God the Father: How He Cares for His Children

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As teens, we have a special understanding of what a father is. Most of us live with our fathers or have recently lived with them, so the concept of what a father is and does is still pretty fresh in our minds. While we live under our father’s roof, we experience aspects of him we wouldn’t otherwise. We understand he is there to comfort us, but also to discipline us. He is not only a guide...

Change the Stereotypes: Correcting Assumptions about Others, Ourselves, and God

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Home to kangaroos, vegemite and surfers, Australia isn’t quite what you expect. Contrary to popular belief, most sane Australians don’t slather vegemite onto their weetbix, and they don’t wrestle with crocodiles. Australians don’t ride kangaroos to school either. But we would all love to see someone try to do that. Maybe you know that Australia isn’t in Europe, and only Steve Irwin and Crocodile...

With All Your Mind: 4 Reasons Why We’re Called to Love God Intellectually

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We live in an anti-intellectual age. To grasp this, all we have to do is observe the surrounding culture. Seemingly everywhere we look, our feelings are valued over reality and our emotional experiences over reason. Anti-intellectual Christianity This spirit of anti-intellectualism has not only invaded the culture but the church as well. In worship, sermons, and even evangelism, one’s subjective...

Loving God With Your Mind: How God Wants Your Brain Too

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Recently, I spent an afternoon with my youth group distributing food to people in our community. Somehow, the topic of apologetics came up in a conversation between me and one of the adults. After they told me they have no interest in learning why they believe in Christianity, I asked them one of my favorite questions. “What are you going to do when a friend, who is not a Christian, asks you for...

Dear Teen, Search For God

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I love theology. This complex book we call the Bible never ceases to intrigue me. I love to dissect difficult passages, discuss x-y-z biblical doctrines, and debate controversial issues. But there is one idea that I cling to more than any other. It’s not one of those secondary theological stances I like to hash out with my friends, such as nonviolence or free will. It’s way too sacred...

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 →