The Rebelution

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The Rebelution
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FormationAugust 2005
PurposeYouth organization
LeaderAlex and Brett Harris

The Rebelution is a Christian ministry/organization directed at youth,[1] 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 former 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.[2]

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. The Rebelution Tour, a series of one-day conferences for teens and parents, took place every summer from 2007 to 2011.

Alex and Brett Harris[edit]

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.[3][4] Their father is Gregg Harris, a figure in the Christian homeschooling movement. Alex graduated from Harvard Law School, and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.[5] In 2017, Brett co-founded the Young Writers Workshop[6] with Jaquelle Crowe, an online membership based workshop for young Christian aspiring writers.[7]

The Modesty Survey[edit]

The Modesty Survey was an anonymous survey aimed at Christian teenagers, gathering quantitative and qualitative answers of what Christian boys consider to be immodesty.[8] Hundreds of Christian females submitted questions to the 148-question survey and over 1,500 Christian males participated.[9] It has been endorsed by Shaunti Feldhahn, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., C. J. Mahaney, and Joshua Harris, among others.[10] Some groups criticized the survey for treating modesty as something that pertains only to girls, or as something that men get to define.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Teens: Don't Be Lazy". National Public Radio. May 23, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "Rebels With A Cause". Breakaway Magazine. September 2007. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "Young Evangelicals Find a Candidate in Huckabee". National Public Radio. January 18, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  4. ^ Stirlan, Sarah Lai (January 15, 2009). "Huckabee's Secret Weapon: Evangelical Twin Teens With Internet". Wired. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  5. ^ "Life After Law School". Veritas. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  6. ^ The young writer.
  7. ^ "Young Writers Workshop". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Modesty Survey". The Rebelution. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  9. ^ Bridger, Haley (January 30, 2008). "A dress for a novel occasion". Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  10. ^ "Modesty Survey Endorsements". The Rebelution. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  11. ^ "Guys on Immodesty: Lust and the Violence of Women's Bodies". Sociological Images. Retrieved July 29, 2010.

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