Dean Flemming. Publisher: Abingdon Press, 2015.
Reviewed by Marcus Dean, associate professor and chair, Department of Intercultural Studies, Houghton College; former missionary in Colombia and Puerto Rico.
In Why Mission? Dean Flemming models a missional hermeneutic for the New Testament. He starts with the premise that a “missional interpretation consciously reads scripture as a witness to the gracious mission of the triune God…” (p. xix). Flemming adds that the big picture of God’s mission is “to redeem and reclaim a rebellious and sinful world…” (p. xix).