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Rex M. Rogers (born 1952[1]) serves as President of SAT-7 USA [1], the American promotion and fundraising arm of SAT-7, [2], a Christian satellite television ministry by and for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7, based in Nicosia, Cyprus, supports quality, indigenously produced programming on four channels in three languages, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish.

Rogers was president of Cornerstone University from 1991 to 2008, tied for third longest serving president among independent colleges and universities in Michigan. He has also served on the faculty and/or administration at King's College, Cedarville University, and University of Cincinnati. His website, [3], features a blog on current issues and events. Rogers is a frequent guest on radio and television programs commenting upon religion, politics, leadership, gambling, education, and other cultural issues. For sixteen years, Rogers was the author and voice of the radio program and newspaper column "Making a Difference." His programs and columns applied a Christian worldview to contemporary issues and concerns. Rogers also previously served as vice president for The Timothy Group.



  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio - Ph.D. in political science with concentrations in public administration and research methodology. Dissertation title: Hamilton County Home Rule: Political Change in the 80's, August, 1982.
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio - M.A. in political science. Thesis title: United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: An Attitudinal Analysis, June, 1978.
  • Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio - B.A. in social science, Senior Seminar title: The Sino-Soviet Rift: Poly-centric Communism, June, 1974.

Published works


  • Gambling: Don't Bet On It. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2005, a revision and update of Seducing America.
  • Christian Liberty: Living for God in a Changing Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2003.
  • Seducing America: Is Gambling a Good Bet? Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1997.


  • On Becoming a University, Cornerstone University, 2002.
  • Leadership: You Can Make A Difference, Cornerstone University, 2000.
  • Free Enterprise: Freedom to Work Biblically, Cornerstone University, 2000.
  • Responsibility: Politics In A Free Society, Cornerstone University, 2000.
  • Liberty: Christians Using Spiritual Discernment, Cornerstone University, 2000.
  • Encouraging a Ministry Mindset in the Christian Liberal Arts University, Cornerstone University, 1995, 2000.


  • "Making a Difference" column syndicated weekly to more than one hundred newspapers nationally in thirty-three states, 2003 to 2008.
  • "Business Update" column on contemporary issues, December, 1996 to September, 1997, see below.
  • "Tri-State Voice," New York City, May, 1991 to August, 1991, see below.


  • “How a CEO Knows It’s Time to Go,”, (April 7, 2008).
  • “What’s the Christian View of Immigration?” The West Michigan Christian, (April 2008), p. 18.
  • “Creating Advisory Councils – The Nonprofit Organization’s Path to Progress,”, (March 18, 2008).
  • “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (Why Ben Stein says “No Lie Lives Forever.”),”

[4], (March 17, 2008); and [5], (March 19, 2008); and The West Michigan Christian, (April 2008), p. 1.

  • “Developing a College or University Mace,”, (March 10, 2008).
  • “Nonprofit Organization President Search To-Do List,”, (February 28, 2008).
  • “Celebrating One’s Own Greatest Generation,” The West Michigan Christian, (July 2007), p. 10.

“Cornerstone University Responds to LGBT Soulforce Group,” [6] (April 30, 2007).

  • “Listening to Bush as a Soldier’s Father,” The Herald, (April 30, 2007), p. 5.
  • “Excellence is the Christian Way of Doing Things,” Nexus, 1(April 2007)4, p. 5.
  • “What Pastors Need to Know about Gambling,” Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox,

[7](January 30, 2007).

  • “A Christian Work Ethic,” Nexus, 1(December 2006)3, p. 5.
  • “A Window of the University,” The Herald, (October 10, 2006), p. 5.
  • “Mel Gibson’s Night of Living Dangerously,” The Detroit News, (August 8, 2006), p. 7A.
  • “Free Enterprise and Working Biblically,” Nexus, 1(July 2006)2, p. 5.
  • "Bias Taints 'American Theocracy'," The Grand Rapids Press, (May 28, 2006), p. J21.
  • "Lifestyle Statement Is Cornerstone of University's Philosophy," The Grand Rapids Press, (March 4, 2006), p. A11.
  • "Robertson Doesn't Represent Evangelicals," The Detroit News, (February 4, 2006), p. 6F.
  • "Wagering on Sports Competition Is Anything But 'Sport'," with Kyle Corlett, The Herald, (January 31, 2006), p. 8.
  • "A Woman of Influence: How Sandra Day O'Connor Kept Court in Mainstream," The Grand Rapids Press, (January 22, 2006), p. J5.
  • "Catholic Policy on Gay Priests a Moral Victory," The Detroit News, (December 29, 2005), p. 22A.
  • "Carter's Narrow View of Values Undermines His Message," The Grand Rapids Press, (November 27, 2005), p. J5.
  • "The Trouble With Jimmy,", (accessed November 12, 2005).
  • "Does God Take Sides? Author Argues Left and Right Do Poor Job Mixing Faith, Politics," The Grand Rapids Press, (April 3, 2005), p. J5.
  • "Prisoner Abuse Shows Lack of Character, Not Poor Training," The Grand Rapids Press, May 22, 2004, p. A19.
  • "Everyone Loses at Gambling," The West Michigan Christian, (May, 2002), p. 6.
  • "Violence on TV," Making a Difference, The West Michigan Christian, (April, 2002), p. 6.
  • "Adultery Is a Wrong Affair," Making a Difference, The West Michigan Christian, (March, 2002), p. 6.
  • "How Should Christians Respond In Wake Of Terrorist Attacks?", (accessed October 3, 2001).
  • "Terrorist Attacks Cause Us To Search For Answers, For Truth,", (accessed September 19, 2001).
  • "Michigan Needs Gambling Moratorium," The Detroit News, March 22, 2001, p. 11A.
  • "Gambling Driven By Bankrupt Principles," The Grand Rapids Press, February 10, 2001, p. A11.
  • "Gambling and Native Americans," Business Update, (September, 1997), p. 6.
  • "What American Patriotism Is All About," Business Update, (July, 1997). p. 6.
  • "Individual Responsibility Becoming a Corporate Matter," Business Update, (June, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Business as a Calling," Business Update, (May, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Taxes: Pay Me Now and Pay Me Later," Business Update, (April, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Diversifying More Than Your Portfolio," Business Update, (March, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Johnny, Janey, We Never Knew You," Business Update, (February, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Is Your Business Ethical?" Business Update, (January, 1997), p. 6.
  • "Limited Government, BIG ECONOMY/BIG GOVERNMENT, Limited Economy," Business Update, (December, 1996), p. 6.
  • "Casino Gambling's Costly Promises to Detroit: Vote 'No' on Proposal E," Business Update, (November, 1996), p. 6.
  • "Learning to Love 'Samaritans'," Voice, (May/June, 1996), pp. 36–37.
  • "Dollars and Sense," The Messenger, (April, 1996), pp. 10–13.
  • "Reacting to Adversity," The Messenger, (December, 1995), pp. 13–15.
  • "Facilities That Foster Worship," Voice, (September/October, 1995), pp. 26–27.
  • "Toward a Public Morality," The Messenger, (September,1995), pp. 12–15.
  • "Is Gambling a Good Gamble?" Baptist Bulletin, (April, 1995), pp. 18–20.
  • "Statesmen Needed to Guide Government, Preserve Freedoms," The Grand Rapids Press, January 8, 1995.
  • "Pluralism Redefined," Values, Center for Biblical Values, Grand Rapids, MI, n.d., p. 1.
  • "Animal Rights and Wrongs," The Messenger, (November, 1994), pp. 10–13.
  • "Questions to Ask When Choosing a Christian College," Moody Monthly, (October, 1994), pp. 9+.
  • "Moral Relativism, Christian Enemy," Voice, (September/October, 1994), pp. 18–19.
  • "What is Man?" The Messenger, (June, 1994), pp. 6–8+.
  • "Forgiveness Unlimited," The Messenger, (February, 1994), pp. 12–14.
  • "The Cry of a Lost Generation," Baptist Bulletin, (February, 1994), pp. 6–8.
  • "Creating Visions, Building Ministries," Voice, (January/February, 1994), pp. 9, 12-13.
  • "Biblical Christianity, Nothing More, Nothing Less," The Messenger, (November, 1993), pp. 6–9.
  • "At Home With Cross-Cultural Missions," Baptist Bulletin, (March, 1993), pp. 6–8+.
  • "Proactive Stewardship: Planning in the Christian College and University," Faculty Dialogue, (Winter, 1992), pp. 59–78.
  • "Is Christian Education Worth It?" Reprinted in Saluting Christian Schools, (Summer, 1992), pp. 3–4.
  • "Deficit Spending: Where Increase Equals Decrease," Tri-State Voice, (Metro-Voice, nationally), 1(August, 1991)7, p. 5.
  • "Our Pastors--Who They Are and How They Live," Part I-III, with Robert G. Parr, Reprinted in Quest For Faithfulness by Paul N. Tassell. Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 1991, pp. 407–419.
  • "The Return of American Patriotism," Tri-State Voice (Metro-Voice, nationally), 1(July, 1991)6, p. 4.
  • "Is Christian Education Worth it?" Tri-State Voice (Metro-Voice, nationally), 1(June, 1991)5, p. 4.
  • "The Four Faces of Secularization," New York Tri-State Voice (Metro-Voice, nationally), 1(May, 1991)4, p. 4.
  • "The Ironies of Leadership," Christian Management Report, 15(April/May, 1991)3, pp. 5–6.
  • "Glasnost Goes to College," New York Suburban Metro College News, 2(January, 1991)1, pp. 4–5.
  • "Views on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: Third and Final Part of a Pastoral Survey," with Robert G. Parr, Baptist Bulletin (June, 1990), pp. 12–14.
  • "Academic Freedom in Christian Higher Education," The Christian Librarian, 33(May, 1990)3, pp. 75–80.
  • "Our Pastors - Who They Are and How They Live," Part II, with Robert G. Parr, Baptist Bulletin (October, 1989), pp. 15–17.
  • "Our Pastors - Who They Are and How They Live," Part I, with Robert G. Parr, Baptist Bulletin (April, 1989), pp. 10–12+.
  • "Citizen Attitudes Toward A Home Rule County Charter," Ohio Journal of Economics and Politics 3(October, 1988), pp. 26–35.
  • Religion and Politics Syllabi "Book," editor, Cedarville College, April, 1988.
  • "Computers At Cedarville College: An Overview," Christian Computer News 5(March-June, 1987), pp. 11–12.
  • "Continuity and Change: An Analysis of Institutional Dynamics at Cedarville College," a Self-Study Report, with Lila Seaman, et al., April, 1987.
  • "Understanding and Supporting Christian Higher Education," Baptist Bulletin (January, 1987), pp. 15–16.
  • "Chapel in the Christian College and University," Faculty Dialogue (Fall-Winter, 1986-87), pp. 13–26.
  • "A Report on the Pace College Student Experiences Survey," Cedarville College, January, 1986.
  • "Trusting in God Through Turbulent Times," Cedarville College Miracle Volume 32, 1985, p. 123.
  • "Computers: New Tools for Christian Ministries," Reprinted in Christian Computing (November- December, 1984), pp. 7–9.
  • "Christian Colleges in the Computer Age," Christian Computing (September-October, 1984), pp. 7–8.
  • "Computers: New Tools for Christian Ministries," Torch (Summer, 1984), pp. 4–6.
  • "In Need of Computer Assistance," Torch (Summer, 1984), p. 7.
  • "Fulfilling Responsibilities: Meeting Opportunities in the World As Christians," Cedarville College Activities (Spring, 1984), pp. 2–3.
  • "Computer-Based Education at Cedarville College: A White Paper," Cedarville College, November, 1983.
  • "Christians in a Computer Culture," Baptist Bulletin (November, 1983), pp. 11–12+.
  • Cedarville College Academic Computer Center Users Guide, 1983.
  • "The Hamilton County Home Rule Charter: The Art of the Possible," Cincinnati: A Report to the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation, October, 1982.
  • "Fire Division Report," City of Cincinnati 1981 Citizen Priority and Services Evaluation Survey, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, January, 1982.
  • "Waste Collection Report," City of Cincinnati 1981 Citizen Priority and Services Evaluation Survey, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, December, 1981.
  • "Riverfront Stadium Report," City of Cincinnati 1981 Citizen Priority and Services Evaluation Survey, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, December, 1981.
  • "Recreation Department Report," City of Cincinnati 1981 Citizen Priority and Services Evaluation Survey, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, September, 1981.

Grants and awards

  • “Rex M. Rogers Leadership Scholarship,” Cornerstone University, November 9, 2007.
  • “Obadiah Award,” from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, November 9, 2007.
  • “Leadership Achievement,” Institute for Professional Development, Phoenix, Arizona, January 10, 2007.
  • "Rolling Hills Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame," Meadowbrook High School, Guernsey County, Ohio, April 26, 2003.
  • "Distinguished Service," Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan, May 24, 2000.
  • "Honorary Alumnus of the Year," Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, Sept. 23, 1994.
  • "Alumnus of the Year," Cedarville University, 1991.
  • "Developing and Implementing a Christian Philosophy of Education," award from The King's College Alumni Association Faculty Research Fund supporting a short course taught to faculty of Universidad Nacional Evangelica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January, 1991.
  • "An Analysis of the Socio-Political Attitudes of General Association of Regular Baptist Church Clergymen," award from the Cedarville College Faculty Development Fund for a survey research project with Robert G. Parr, January-April, 1988.
  • "Religion and American Politics," grant from the Earhart Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI, conceived and wrote proposal for a distinguished visiting lecturer, December, 1987.
  • "Change and Community Power: Hamilton County Home Rule," grant from the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, for survey research questions and report, November-December, 1981.
  • "Hamilton County Home Rule: Political Change in the 80's," grant from the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, for a report, July, 1982 to September, 1982.


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .

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