Friday, July 20, 2007

I Want My Kids to Rebel...

Against mediocrity. Against ungodliness. Against immaturity. Against rebellion! Here's where our family will this weekend- The Rebelution Conference! (Though, it's hard to believe our kids are old enough for "teen" conferences... :) If you've got teens/preteens I encourage you to check out the Rebelution site. What's a "rebelution?" From their site:

"The word 'rebelution' is a combination of the words "rebellion" and "revolution." So it carries a sense of an uprising against social norms. But in this case, it's not a rebellion against God-established authority, but against the low expectations of our society. It's a refusal to be defined by our ungodly, rebellious culture. Actually, we like to think of it as rebelling against rebellion. "

"And it's exciting, because the Rebelution has really become a type of counter-cultural youth movement among Christian young people from around the country, and even around the world, who are not only rejecting the lies and the corruption of media-saturated youth culture, but they're returning to biblical and historical levels of character and competence."

Alex and Brett Harris are awesome, truly leading by example and encouraging our youth to "rebel against low expectations" and "do hard things." Amen! I can't wait for our kids to hear what they (and their father, Gregg, whom we greatly admire) have to say.

I'll let you know what we learn. (And I do mean "we." Am I ever in "learning mode" at the moment!)

Have a blessed weekend!


Susanne said...

Sounds very interesting!

Lisa said...

We attended the Rebelution conference in Denver a few weeks was AWESOME!!

Have fun! You will definitely be encouraged.


Mom of 5 said...

How cool. I will have to sit and really check this out.

Jenny in Ca said...

have a great time, it sounds very

Linda said...

What a great way to spend the weekend Cyndi. I pray the Lord will just pour out His Spirit on everyone there.

Alycia said...

I have been reading the Harris website about the Rebulation for awhile and am so inspired by their devotion to our youth. This video was awesome ~ may I borrow it for my own blog? Of course, i will link to you. I think so many will be encouraged as their message is shared and God's glory can shine through the youth today and in the future. Blessings Cyndi! I hope you have a wonderful time!

The Small Scribbler said...

I am looking forward to reading your reaction to this. I saw the conference published in World Mag. a few weeks ago and thought that if they have the maturity that their older brother has it would be worthwhile. Hope you have a great time.