Disciples Voices

Many of you told us you want to hear Disciples of Christ voices on Cross Generational topics. Below you will find blog posts that cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the lives of children, youth, families, and young adults. These blogs represent the individual voice of the author and not necessarily the denomination. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a wide range of theological understanding and opinions. We embrace our diversity and discuss it with compassion to create wholeness for all people.

January 8, 2015

Rev. Lee Yates


I love letting kids use paint. Too often, time limits us to markers or colored pencils, but whenever possible I like to see kids paint together. Sometimes we paint as part of a lesson. Sometimes we paint as a service project. We have painted lines for 4-...

January 8, 2015

Rev. Michael Swartzentruber


Connected.  That’s what we are.  In our online world of social media and smart phones, the word “connected” has a distinctly digital resonance.  We might immediately think of all the ways technology links us up to one another.



January 7, 2015

Scott Hardin-Nieri


We were really taught to listen by howler monkeys and toucans. It was in Costa Rica that our understanding of listening shifted. The first week we were in Monteverde serving as Global Ministry Volunteers our family learned about what was happening ou...

January 6, 2015

B. J. Barlow


Anyone who has been the leader of a youth bible study for any period of time can testify to the frustration of cell phone interruptions. The struggle is real. Meanwhile, media devices are a significant part of the lives of our youth and they are not going...

January 6, 2015

Rev. Aaron Todd


A few months ago, my family was on vacation in Kansas City, MO and on Sunday morning we visited a congregation that we sometimes worship with when we are not with our home churches.  This congregation is a small group of Disciples who do a wonderful job...

January 6, 2015

Rev. Michael Davison


I get asked about technology and family life or youth culture a few times a month.  And now the disclaimer: I am not a “native” in this new digital frontier.  I am somewhere between an early adopter and innovator, what I call “native” in the absorp...

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