NCMA Journal Archives

The NCMA Journal Archive is a new initiative on the part of our National Campus Ministry Association to share our learning and resources – in this case as they come to us through articles in professional journals and books related to spirituality in higher education. This topic is one of growing interest in the community, particularly, of student affairs professionals. They are coming to a clearer understanding of what I hope we in campus ministry have understood for decades: We share a common mission to support the well-being of our students and to nurture their development as whole persons – including their spiritual lives!

Current Article 

Practical Implications for Student Affairs Professionals’ Work in Facilitating Students’ Inner Development (New Directions for Student Services 2009)

Previous Articles

From Religion to Praxis. Incorporating Personal Understandings of Religion, Spirituality, and Faith into Teaching

In Search of Male Spirituality

Responding to Community Injury and Insult.Larry RoperBecoming more open to social Identity-

Base Difference- Understanding the Meaning College Students Make of this Movement (College Student Development 2011)

The Role of Spirituality in Student Affairs and Staff Development (New Directions for Student Services 2001)

God, Guns, and Feminist Theology. Susan Shaw

Bob Turner Check List

Better Together- Considering Student Interfaith Leadership and Social Change (2014 College and Character)

Daring Greatly- How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2014 College and Character)A Pathway to Joy in Our Work  (2015 College and Character)

Sexual Violence and the Call to Consciousness (2015 College and Character)

Who Owns Community (2013 College and Character)Stuck in the Middle With Jews- Religious

Privilege and Jewish Campus Life (2014 College and Character) (College and Character 2014)

Who Owns Community [College Student Development (2012)]

Committed to Faith Yet Open to Difference- Validating a Model for Fallibilist Christian Spirituality Among College Students [College Student Development (2012)]

Teaching Mindfulness at a Public Research University [Journal of College & Character (May 2011)

When Faith Fails [Journal of College & Character (September 2010)]

Student Affairs and Faith-Based Student Organizations Unholy Alliances [Journal of College & Character (September 2011)]

Helping Students Navigate an Unexplored World [Journal of College & Character (February 2011)]

Exploring and Nurturing the Spiritual Life of College Students [Journal of College & Character (September 2010)]