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Biblical Theology of Mission

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The following questions are a good representation of the major areas of my study. All fall within theolgy and applied theology categories, and all of the are very important for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.


Discuss the [[Biblical Theology of Mission]]. Include in your response relevant biblical texts and key resources that address this topic well.
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  • A Whole Bible Theology of MissionA Whole Bible Theology of Mission
    A whole Bible theology of mission is integral to a healthy [[Biblical Theology of Mission]], and includes both a full understanding of the Mission of GodMission of God
    Summary:

    The Bible tells the story of the Triune God who has a cosmic mission for his ultimate glory that is accomplished first through the creation of a place and (more importantly) a people and subsequently through the redemption and recreation of that people and place. The mission dei is Trinitarian in essence, cosmic in scope, and developed through God's covenants, which all find their telos in the person and work of Christ.




    Summary of God's Reign Motif
    [[This summary is an adaptat...
    and the Mission of God's PeopleMission of God's People
    The Bible tells of how God has selected for himself a people through which he will accomplish special purposes within his mission of redemption and recreation. This mission of God's people is the central way in which they participtate in the [[Mission of God]].

    There is one people of God, but the church does not replace Israel. Continuity and discontinuity exist between the Old Testament people of God and the New Testament people of God. Though, the church does not replace Israel. While this...
    . Wright is correct when he claims the "biblical basis for missions" conversation is often little more than scouring the text for out-of-context proofs for an already determined strategy.[[Wright, Christopher J. H. “Truth with a Mission: Reading All Scripture Missiologically.” Southern Baptist Journal o...
  • Mission and MissionsMission and Missions
    In [[Invitation to World Missions (Tennent, 2010)]], Tennent notes that until the 16th century, the term mission was used to speak exclusively of the doctrine of the Trinity. In the 16th century, however, the Jesuits began using it to also refer to the obligation to propagate the gospel to parts unknown. Since this time, mission and missions has steadily weighted toward anthropocentric terms, and in many circles broadened past the scope of what should be included in a biblical understanding o...
  • The Mission of GodMission of God
    Summary:

    The Bible tells the story of the Triune God who has a cosmic mission for his ultimate glory that is accomplished first through the creation of a place and (more importantly) a people and subsequently through the redemption and recreation of that people and place. The mission dei is Trinitarian in essence, cosmic in scope, and developed through God's covenants, which all find their telos in the person and work of Christ.




    Summary of God's Reign Motif
    [[This summary is an adaptat...
  • The Mission of God's PeopleMission of God's People
    The Bible tells of how God has selected for himself a people through which he will accomplish special purposes within his mission of redemption and recreation. This mission of God's people is the central way in which they participtate in the [[Mission of God]].

    There is one people of God, but the church does not replace Israel. Continuity and discontinuity exist between the Old Testament people of God and the New Testament people of God. Though, the church does not replace Israel. While this...

Key Resources

  • Goheen, Michael W. A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. Baker Academic, 2011.
  • Kostenberger, Andreas J., and Peter T. O’Brien. Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission. Leicester, England : Downers Grove, Ill: Apollos / Inter-Varsity Press, 2001.
  • Ott, Craig, Stephen J. Strauss, and Timothy C. Tennent. Encountering Theology of Mission: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues. Encountering Mission. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Stott, John. Christian Mission in the Modern World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2015.
  • Tennent, Dr Timothy. Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-First Century. Invitation to Theological Studies. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2010.
  • Wright, Christopher J. H. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission. Biblical Theology for Life. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2010.
  • Wright, Christopher J. H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2006.