Journal Articles

These articles may be accessed via the attached links either directly, through the publisher’s websites, or you may find them in your library periodical database.

Children

“Attending to Children, Attending to God: Children with ADHD and Christian Spirituality,” Journal of Childhood and Religion, Vol. 2, Issue 7 (November 2011): 1-38. Accessed online at
http://www.childhoodandreligion.com/JCR/Volume_2_(2011)_files/Mercer%20Nov%202011%20JCR.pdf

“Capitalizing on Children’s Spirituality: Parental Anxiety, Children as Consumers, and the Marketing of Spirituality,” in International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2006: 23-33
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13644360500503282

“The Idea of the Child in Freud and Jung: Psychological Sources for Divergent Spiritualities of Childhood,” International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, Vol. 8, No. 2: 115-132, August 2003
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13644360304625

Adolescent Girls

“Vampires, Desire, Girls and God: Twilight and the Spiritualties of Adolescent Girls,” in Pastoral Psychology, 60, No. 2, April 2011: 263-278
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11089-010-0322-7

Practical Theology

“A Universally Particular Psychology? A Feminist Practical Theological Exploration of Cultural and Indigenous Psychology,” in Pastoral Psychology 56:1, September 2007: 81-94
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11089-007-0091-0

Education / Religious Education / Christian Formation

“Transformational Adult Learning in Congregations.” Journal of Adult Theological Education 3:2 (2006): 163-178
http://essential.metapress.com/content/x3q203345v00n420/

“Iris V. Cully,” in Christian Educators of the Twentieth Century, online reference:
http://www.philosophy-religion.org/handouts/pdfs/iris_cully.pdf

“David Ng,” in Christian Educators of the Twentieth Century, online reference:
http://www2.talbot.edu/ce20/educators/view.cfm?n=david_ng

“Red Light Means Stop! Teaching Theology Through Exposure Learning in Manila’s Red Light District,” Teaching Theology and Religion Vol. 5, Number 2, April 2002: 90-100
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9647.00125/abstract

“How Clearly Must I See? Art and Ethics in Pedagogical Practice,” coauthored with Charles R. Foster, Teaching Theology and Religion Vol. 4 No. 3, October 2001: 124-132
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9647.00103/abstract

Congregational Studies

“A Madness to Our Method: Congregational Studies as a Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Contextualizing Teaching and Learning in Theological Education,” in Teaching Theology and Religion 9:3, July 2006: 148-155
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9647.2006.00278.x/abstract

“Teaching the Bible in Congregation: A Congregational Studies Pedagogy for Contextual Education,” in Religious Education, Vol. 100, No. 3, Summer 2005: 280-295
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00344080591001979?journalCode=urea20#preview

Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care

“Psychoanalysis, Parents and God: Julia Kristeva on the Imaginary Father and Subjectivity,” Pastoral Psychology Vol. 50, Number 4, March 2002: 243-258
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/6522080/psychoanalysis-parents-god-julia-kristeva-subjectivity-imaginary-father

“How to Visit the Sick and Hurting with Joyce Mercer,” Master Class 014, posted June 11, 2012
http://www.churchnext.tv/category/ministry-training-master-classes/.

Theological Frameworks for Relationship Building Article (PDF)
Article in APCE Advocate, Spring 2012 Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 4‐7