The Rebelution (Family Required)
Brett and I have greatly appreciated our readers' enthusiasm about The Rebelution Tour. Although many of our future plans are still up in the air, I wanted to take the time to briefly explain more of our vision for the conferences and for the Rebelution as a whole.
First, the Rebelution is not just about teens. As we've written here on the blog, being "rebelutionary" in a vacuum accomplishes nothing. We're called to be rebelutionary within the spheres of life that we have been placed. For most of us, that means that a majority of our "rebelutionariness" is to take place in the context of the family.
Our father is Brett's and my manager and chief advisor. Many of the ideas we've developed here on the blog have their foundation in different (and if I may say it, brilliant) insights our father has had during his work in the home-school movement and reforming the local church.
There would be no Rebelution without our father. There will be no continuing Rebelution unless each of us become parents who pass on the vision to the next generation. See how important the family is? If we miss this, it's like having the most cutting-edge, top-of-the-line electronic gadget, and dead batteries.
In Malachi 4:6 we are promised that God will "turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers." That's a big part of our vision for the tour and the for the blog.
Few things are harder than consistently honoring your parents, and few things are more effective at turning our culture's expectations of teenagers upside down.
Let's Do Hard Things.