The Rebelution is a Christian ministry/organization directed at youth, describing itself as "a teenage rebellion against low expectations." It was founded in August 2005 by twin brothers Alex and Brett Harris, younger brothers of best-selling author and...
The Rebelution is a Christian ministry/organization directed at youth, describing itself as "a teenage rebellion against low expectations." It was founded in August 2005 by twin brothers Alex and Brett Harris, younger brothers of best-selling author and pastor Joshua Harris.
At age 16, Alex and Brett started a blog called The Rebelution. Since then, the Rebelution movement has grown to include a website and international speaking tour. Since its launch in August 2005, the website has received over 32 million hits, with members around the world.
Expanding on the topic of the blog, the Harris brothers have published two books for Christian teenagers, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (2008) and Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are (2010) with WaterBrook Multnomah, a division of Random House. One of the examples in their second book is the film The Widow's Might, by teenaged director John Moore. The Rebelution Tour, a series of one-day conferences for teens and parents, took place every summer from 2007 to 2011.
On June 15, 2009, the cover story of ESPN The Magazine was titled "Do Hard Things", focusing on "rebelutionary" Zac Sunderland, who at 17 became the youngest person to complete a solo boat journey around the world.
Alex and Brett Harris
Alex and Brett Harris have been featured nationally on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times. They were supporters of the campaign of Mike Huckabee. Their father is Gregg Harris, a figure in the Christian homeschooling movement. Alex is currently a student at Harvard Law School.
The Modesty Survey
The Modesty Survey was an anonymous survey aimed at Christian teenagers, gathering quantitative and qualitative answers of what Christian boys consider to be immodesty. Hundreds of Christian females submitted questions to the 148-question survey and over 1,500 Christian males participated. It has been endorsed by Shaunti Feldhahn, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., C. J. Mahaney, and Joshua Harris, among others. Some groups criticized the survey for treating modesty as something that pertains only to girls, or as something that men get to define.
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
The Rebelution – official website
The Rebelution at Facebook
Interview with Alex and Brett Harris at ChristianBook.com
HICKS: Teens not with 'stupid' from The Washington Times