Frank Rogers, Jr.

Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy

Craig 221
(909) 447-2569
On Sabbatical: Fall 2013

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Dr. Rogers is the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy at the Claremont School of Theology and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont Lincoln University. 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 The God of Shattered Glass, A Novel, and of 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 youth and abused and marginalized children. His current project is launching the Triptykos School of Compassion, a four-month intensive formation program in the spiritual path of Jesus.


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

Recent Publications / Achievements

The God of Shattered Glass, Wipf & Stock, 2011.

Finding God in the Graffiti: Narrative Pedagogy with Young People, Pilgrim Press, 2011

"Learning and Living the Story: Religious Literacy for Youth through Narrative Imagination," Practical Matters 1,1 (January 2009): 1-16.

"There is the Hope: Abused Boys Finding God through Fiction," Religious Education 103, 3 (May-June 2008): 293-296

"Mission Projects, Prayer Retreats, or Bowling Nights?: Practicing Authentic Action with Young People," chapter in Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry, ed. Mark Yaconelli (El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2007)

"Coming to Know the Sacred: Storytelling, Youth, and Authentic Theology" (The Storyteller and the Listener: December 4, 2006)

"The Boy Who Became an Eagle" With: The Magazine for Radical Christian Youth 40, 6 (November/December 2005): 17-20

"The Heartbeat of Family Prayer Rituals: Nurturing Children's Spirituality in the Home" Harmonic: A Newsletter of the Allen Moore Multicultural Resource Center 2, 12 (Fall 2005): 1-4