Well, here we are! The first day of an exciting new journey! Thanks for being a part of this special launch day of the Culture Rebel blog! I hope you’ll stick around for the whole journey! There’s a lot of ground to cover and some amazing people to meet.
“Culture Rebel”….Interesting term isn’t it? I’d love to hear what your first impression of the term was as a comment! (remember, everyone who comments on the blog today will be entered to win the amazing book; Grumble Hallelujah by Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneria) here’s the link to her book on amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Grumble-Hallelujah-Learning-Love-Your/dp/1414338015/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318858391&sr=1-1
For me, I first discovered this term when reading the book; “The Missional Mom” by Helen Lee. In this book is a chapter called; “The Missional Mom is a Culture-Rebel”. Her book really impacted my life so I found myself reflecting on the depth of her words for months after reading. I completely forgot about this term “Culture-Rebel” until after somewhere in my sub-conscious I pulled the term out, fell in love with it and determined to have it be the name of my book series. When I remember where the inspiration had come from I was thankful she gave me a big “go for it”!
Everywhere we turn, messages are being preached to us through TV, billboards, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, school classrooms, offices, radio, print advertising, etc. We can’t escape the messages constantly entering through our senses of hearing and seeing. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself “why?” Why do we think that way? Why do we believe that? Is it really true? Is this really the way things “just are”? Or are our value systems a result of these constant messages penetrating our brain-waves? Is it all really “good” for us? Is it all “bad”?
A Culture Rebel isn’t afraid of the question, “why?”
A Culture Rebel isn’t a puppet. They don’t just fall for the norm.
A Culture Rebel doesn’t do status quo
A Culture Rebel gets out of the North American “bubble” and has a world-view that has brought some reality back home.
A Culture Rebel isn’t afraid to step out and be different.
A Culture Rebel doesn’t just rebel against culture, they offer an alternative.
A Culture Rebel brings transformation to society.
A Culture Rebel is a rebel WITH a cause
A Culture Rebel is living on the right edge (I’ll explain that later)
A Culture Rebel is a Culture MAKER.
Without overwhelming you with the pages I have in my mind, lets leave it at that today. Do you stop to really think about what you’re hearing? Seeing? …. And doing as a result? It’s time to start questioning; “why”. There is the beginning of a Culture Rebel.
How about you? What do you believe is the making of a Culture Rebel?