Frank Rogers, Jr.

Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy B.A., Anderson College; M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

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, he has written on the interconnections between spirituality, social engagement, and compassion. He is the author of Practicing Compassion; Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus (and its supplemental curriculum, The Way of Radical Compassion); The God of Shattered Glass, A Novel, and Finding God in the Graffiti: Empowering Teenagers through Stories which explores the role of the narrative arts (storytelling, drama, creative writing, and autobiography) in the spiritual formation of marginalized and abused youth and children.

He 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.


B.A. – Anderson College
M.Div. – Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Princeton Theological Seminary

Recent Publications / Achievements

Practicing Compassion (Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books, November 2014)

“Is it Harmful to Tell People to Love Your Enemies If You Never Teach Them How?” (September


“How Do You Love Your Enemies?: An Invitation to Compassion Formation” Wing and A Prayer (May


“Compassion-Based Practices of Personal and Social Restoration,” Practical Matters 5 (Spring 2012),