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  Rev. Dr. Frank Rogers


Dr. Rogers is the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at the Claremont School of Theology.  His research and teaching focus is on spiritual formation that is contemplative, creative, and socially liberative.  
A trained spiritual director and experienced retreat leader, Dr. Rogers has written on the interconnections between spirituality, social engagement, and compassion.  He is the author of Practicing CompassionCompassion in Practice:  The Way of Jesus(and its supplemental curriculum, The Way of Radical Compassion); The God of Shattered Glass, A Noveland Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers through Storieswhich explores the role of the narrative arts (storytelling, drama, creative writing, and autobiography) in the spiritual formation of marginalized and abused youth and children..
Dr.Rogers lives in southern California with his wife, Dr. Alane Daugherty, with whom he shares three young adult sons: Justin, Michael, and Sammy.  With his wife he loves to run, camp, snorkel and follow baseball.