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Glorifying God with Your Covid-19 Quarantine

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Have you ever seen a ship battle a storm? I know it feels like we’re weathering our own storm right now, but I want to focus on another aspect to storms. I’ve always wondered what a sailor would feel in the face of a storm at sea. Once, I heard a sailor remark, “In a storm, what you really hope for is that no one building the ship took any shortcuts.” That left me thinking. How often do we take...

Some Good COVID-19 News, California Shut Down, and the Presence of God

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It’s another beautiful morning here in LA. I got my coffee, my comfy mischievous mickey mouse sweatshirt on, and some updates for you. ICYMI Like I said yesterday, we’re committed to bringing you guys good, inspiring, helpful content throughout this week. Check out today’s article by Amanda Barratt about what Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s teaches us about isolation and COVID-19. New Numbers Total global...

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Young People Need to Take COVID-19 Seriously and Other News Updates

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ICYMI Over the next several weeks, we’re going to do our best to keep you up to date with developments regarding COVID-19, quarantining, and everything relating to that. We also want to be a source of encouragement, joy, and inspiration to you! This is our moment to shine, Rebelutionaries! We’ve been preparing for moments like this for years. Let’s step up and be an example of hope...

What Did You Do About It? The True Story of Hans Scholl and the White Rose

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The train stopped, but no one stirred. Hans stared out the window. Amidst the dirt and rocks, a few spring flowers were sparsely scattered. Not ten yards from the train, a group of prisoners were working on a new set of tracks. Sweat ran down their faces as they swung pickaxes into the rocky ground. He frowned. Women shouldn’t be doing such work! They were prisoners, yes, but the bands on their...

3 Ways You Can Become Active in the Pro-Life Movement

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How many of us out there are passionate about saving babies from abortion? Hopefully a lot of us. I’ve seen several pro-life articles here on The Rebelution, and I’ve written one myself. Yet, while I’m so passionate about standing for life, I often feel at a loss about how to put my convictions into action. What are some practical ways we can stand up for the millions of babies being aborted...

3 Reasons Why Teens Need Theology

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Teens want our Christianity to be alive. We live in a world full of bright explosions, flipping numbers, and urgent calls from everywhere. There is so much to do, so we want our faith to be powerful, moving, and deeply felt. So when theology comes up, we might sigh. When discussions about inerrancy or impeccability or any other long i-word comes up, we shrug or settle back into that resigned...

You Can’t Do Everything–And Why You Shouldn’t Even Try

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We have stretched ourselves thin for too long. We are writers, STEMers, and musicians. We rehearse with the worship team or change diapers in the nursery, work 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job, and stay up all night filing information into our brains for AP and college courses. And while we’re at it, maybe we could start an Instagram account, no, a blog, no, a book! Because there’s a whole...

Don’t Let Satan Steal Your Phone: 3 Ways to Control Your Technology Use

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Thumbs swipe across an oily plate of glass. Pupils fixed on a blur of changing colors. Sans serif font writes captions underneath aesthetic coffee mugs, curly lettering, and faces crinkled with laughter at the beach. By the forty-third swipe, your brain doesn’t even bother to see what posts are saying. All you see is boredom. All you feel is your head thudding with the pound of pointlessness...

What Worship Really Is (And What It Isn’t)

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I used to think I knew what worship meant. I used to think that worship was raising your hands while singing Chris Tomlin lyrics or praying passionately while soft piano chords played in the background. I used to think that worship was going to church on Sunday and Wednesday and participating in the service. I used to think that worship was doing all of the “church” things I was supposed to do as...

God Is Too Big For Us–But His Love Is As Well

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There are some things we love that are too big for us. The sea and the sky, the waves and the stars, the pearls below and the planets above–these two have always been my loves. They’re close and familiar to me; they feel of warm soles slapping against grey boardwalk planks, and of neck upstretched to see it all spread out at night. Yet they’re far and distant too, both ever stretching out of...

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