Author Archives: Dr Gary Shogren

About Dr Gary Shogren

Gary and his wife Karen Shogren are WorldVenture missionaries to Costa Rica. Gary teaches the New Testament at Seminario ESEPA and is a blogger and author. Karen teaches at ESEPA and also specializes in working with missionary kids. They have four adult children who live in the USA.

Putting Christ back into Christmas

Putting Christ back into Christmas is not as simple as arm-wrestling our neighbors into say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.”

No, it is a daily spiritual discipline: speaking the truth about the incarnate Savior; abstaining from the addictions of materialism, anxiety, family squabbles and a critical spirit, in fact, all the variations of being unloving; and above all, anticipating his Advents, first in Bethlehem and second on the Mount of Olives, as our King.

Tagged: Advent, Bible, Christian, Christmas