This video captures the introduction that Brian Russell uses for his courses at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando. It is excellent stuff and well worth watching for those of us who are not taking courses.
I believe that it is vital to see the study of Scripture within the broader picture of the challenges facing the Gospel in the Western world as well as the increasingly global face of Christianity. Mission must always be at the center of our work and thinking.
You can find a few notes and references for the video on Brian’s site.