In the previous post, I raised doubts about whether we can, let alone should, attempt to speak of a ‘Biblical Theology of Leadership.’ One of the issues with such a project is whether ‘leadership’ is even the right word to use when speaking of ministry. Another issue is whether the Bible engages certain topics—like leadership, as well as others—sufficiently for us to articulate a ‘Biblical’ theology for that topic.
When we turn to the subject of ‘mission,’ the situation may be exactly the opposite. We may actually be understating the issue if we are merely developing a ‘Biblical theology of mission.’ Mission may actually be the unifying concept for Biblical theology itself. At least, this suggestion has come from two noted scholars, one an Old Testament scholar and the other a New Testament scholar.
In The Mission of God (20…