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.

May 11, 2017

Olivia offers some reflections on health, faith, and family in the Spring 2017 issue of Just Women. Preview or order the full issue here. 

September 16, 2015

A new school year is upon us, and while for many of our Disciples Families, that means a new routine with backpacks, homework, and busses, for others, this season means young adults going off to college!


Disciples churches all over the country are sending out our newly...

April 30, 2015

I’ll never forget the time I got caught passing notes in Mr. Ward’s 7th Grade Science class. For those too young to remember what “notes” are, they were creatively folded slips of notebook paper that functioned much like today’s text messages. Even back in the 1980’s t...


When my husband and I were engaged we spent some time envisioning our future adult children; not what career they would have or what type person they might marry, but rather what we wanted their character to look like.  We wound up with a rather lengthy list!  Ultimat...

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...

December 22, 2014

Lisa Engelken


"Mom, I want to be a boy!'  Wow-what did I even say?  I was taking my daughter to her work that summer a year ago when she revealed this deep truth about who he needed to be.  Honestly I could not wrap myself around this concept.  What did this mean?  The...

December 22, 2014

Rev. Kara Swartz


Today my youngest was ill and I am currently snuggled on the couch with her without feeling guilty for not sitting behind my desk. You see as a dual Minister family, my husband and I have pretty hectic work schedules but we have each been finally bless...

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