reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.


And that's that... Or is it?

The Rebelution's authors, with Mr. Doug Phillips, president of Vision Forum.
To everyone who read our blog over the past week: Thank you, for your encouraging comments and notes of appreciation; you truly made our "work" a joy. Now, with the 2005 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival complete, our live-blogging has also come to an end.

However, The Rebelution was an active blog before the festival, and will continue to be, we pray, for a good while yet to come. And as we pack up and prepare for our drive back to Montgomery, Alabama, and as we continue to serve Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court for the remainder of the year, we would be honored if each of you would continue to visit The Rebelution.

Our slogan, "Do Hard Things," is the philosophy behind the blog; it is the reason why Brett and I are interning with Justice Parker; it is the reason why we live-blogged the SAICFF; it is the drive behind much of our future goals and aspirations. "Do Hard Things" is the one thing that our culture never tells young people. Rather it's message is one of idleness and sloth, encouraging young people to view the teen years as a vacation from responsibility.

This is frightening, because Brett and I both understand that these early years are preparatory, and that ill-preparation is still preparation. The results are already being documented, as we have discussed in length the rise of the "adultescence;" adolescence extended into the 20s, 30s, and beyond. Simply put, maturity and responsibility do not occur overnight, they are the direct result of godly preparation in a previous season of life.

This is the message of The Rebelution, and we would love if you would continue to come alongside us in this journey. Our sidebar is a repository of links to past articles, many of which are foundational to our message. If you have not read our introductory post, please do so.

The festival and our work with the Justice have provided us with much food for thought and material with which to further develop our vision for cultural rebelution. We will be posting that vision over the next few days, weeks, and months. We will also be adding additional "post-coverage" to the festival, including an interview and profile of Isaac Botkin, an interview with 16 year-old filmmaker John Moore, and many more pictures of during and after the award ceremony.

We pray you may continue to be blessed by our work here. Through you, God has richly blessed us.