Speaking: Gary Shogren
On Sunday the 15th of April (2018) we were blessed to sit under the ministry of Dr. Gary Shogren and his sweet wife Karen. In this video Gary addressed our Church Family to bring us up to date on their labors in Central America and beyond. We are blessed to support them as our missionaries.
Gary Shogren (Ph.D., Kings College, Aberdeen University) was raised in small-town New England, in a family that had roots back to the founding of Rhode Island in the 1600s and to the Puritan movement in England. He grew up in the Baptist church and came to believe in Christ at the age of 6. When he was a teenager, a series of experiences led him to a deeper walk with God and a sense that God was calling him into ministry. He served as a pastor and then for 25 years as a professor of New Testament.
In 1998 he and his family moved to Costa Rica to learn Spanish, so that he could teach at ESEPA Bible College and Seminary in San José, Costa Rica (http://esepa.org). He has written a number of articles and several books, including articles in the Anchor Bible Dictionary, Novum Testamentum, and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels; a Greek grammar textbook by Stylus Publishing; Running in Circles, a guide for people who suffer from addiction (available from his blog); a commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians (Zondervan); a commentary on 1 Corinthians that will be published in Spanish (CLIE) and English (Logos Software, also available on his English blog). He is married to Karen and has four grown children.
Dr. Shogren has a missionary website (http://shogrens.com), and theology blogs in English (http://openoureyeslord.com) and Spanish (http://razondelaesperanza.com).