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When You’re In the Spiritual Doldrums, Do This

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You all know what it’s like to become discouraged with life. Seeking the Lord may sometimes begin to seem like a burden. Things that used to intrigue you seem to lose their wonder. Do you ever feel like a grunge-muffin on the inside? I’d be telling an unnecessary lie if I said it didn’t happen to me. A friend of mine recently described it as “things feeling slippery and pointless.” Yep. I know...

Cosplaying Christianity: How We Should Image Christ

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One of the things I look forward to doing every year is putting on my boots, donning my cloak, and picking out the best hat to wear when I go to the renaissance festival. I love being transported into the past and seeing all the demonstrations, singing groups, and entertainment the event brings. As a nerd myself, I get excited when I’m around others like me. I love seeing what costumes people...

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Stranger Things and Stolen Peace: How Christ Should Transform Your Entertainment

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A couple years back, I was really into Stranger Things. It was the hottest Netflix show with a gripping plotline, loveable characters, and an awesome 80’s aesthetic. I went back and forth before starting the series, but after encouragement from friends and my own curiosity piquing–despite some warning flags in my heart–I decided to give it a go. Before long, I sat on my bed...

Don’t Censor the Power of the Gospel

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Jesus went into the darkest places and the lowest parts of society. He talked with people everyone else would have avoided. He chose fishermen—a lowly, unimpressive trade—to be His disciples. The woman at the well had multiple husbands, but He didn’t look down on her. Instead He told her who He was and is. He chose a tax collector to be one of his disciples and a young girl from the middle of...

It’s Time to Bring Back Forgiveness

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When someone apologizes to you, do you respond with the obligatory “it’s ok,” or take it a step further and tell that person you forgive them for the offense? A few weeks ago, I was in a disagreement with a friend. When she apologized, I sent her a text back that said that I forgave her. It feels strange when you’ve been conditioned to say “it’s ok” and just move on. Forgiveness is weird. It’s...

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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 →

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