Gary’s Story

CV Gary Shogren

I have been a professor of New Testament for 30 years, serving in the US and now in Costa Rica.

I 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 London in the 1500s. I grew up in the Baptist church and came to believe in Christ at the age of 6. Then as a teenager, a series of experiences led me to a deeper walk with God and a sense that he was calling me into ministry. After a number of years of education (culminating with a PhD in New Testament from Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland) I served as a pastor and later as a seminary teacher.

In 1998 we moved to Costa Rica to learn Spanish, so that I could teach at ESEPA Bible College and Seminary in San José. I’ve written a number of articles and several books, including a Spanish-language commentary on 1 Corinthians (available in English from Logos Bible Software) and a commentary on 1-2 Thessalonians for Zondervan (2012). I have recently written a commentary on Romans for a Latin American audience, to be published from Kairos.

My wife is Karen, we were married in 1980. We have four grown children.

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2012 – We visit the Pyrenees during a conference in Spain

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Published on September 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm  Comments Off on Gary’s Story  
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