What Role Do Works Play At Final Judgment for the Believer? Four views in a new book from Zondervan

Alan P Stanley sets up the discussion in this book from 4 points of view from

  1. Robert Wilkin, Executive Director of the Grace Evangelical Society;
  2. Tom Schreiner, New Testament and Pauline Scholar at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
  3. James Dunn, a leading British New Testament scholar known for his Jesus and Paul studies, not to mention coining the term „New Perspective;”
  4. Michael Barber, professor of theology, Scripture, and Catholic thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University.

On Pages 9-10, there is a  list/chart Stanley puts together of Scripture relating to what the Scripture has to say on this:

Scripture has consistently testified to this final day of judgement in a number of ways.

  1. God is the rightful „Judge of all the earth” (Gen 18)
  2. No one will be exempt (1 Sam 2; Gen 18; 1 Chron 16)
  3. Judgment is according to people’s works (Job 34; Ps 62; Prov 24)
  4. Judgment will bring „every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil” (Eccl 12)
  5. God will judge with justice and equity (Gen 18)
  6. The wicked „will not stand in judgement” (Ps 1) while the righteous „will sing before the Lord” (Ps 98)

Of course, the New Testament builds on what the Old Testament established: (pg. 10)

  1. God has „set a day” for judgment (Acts 17; Rom 2; 1 Cor 4)—i.e. „the last day” (Jn 12); „the day of judgment” (Matt 10)
  2. It is a day that has come closer, for „the hour has already come” (Rom 13); „the end of all things is near” (1 Peter 4)
  3. God has selected a man to carry out his judgments; that man is named Jesus, whom the Father has „entrusted all judgments” and given all „authority to judge” (Jn 5)
  4. Therefore, judgment will not be left to „any human court” (1 Cor 4)
  5. God’s judgments through Christ will be „based on truth” (Rom 2)
  6. The „Sovereign Lord” is able and will judge „people’s secrets through Jesus Christ” (Rom 2)

The book can be purchased here – http://www.amazon.com/Views-Works-Final-Judgment-Counterpoints

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Tim Keller – video from the simulcast about his new book Center Church + Q & A

This recorded webcast with Dr. Timothy Keller, hosted by Zondervan and The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Keller discusses his book, „Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City.” Published on Oct 19, 2012 by 

Also, listen to the first chapter (in audiobook form) of Tim Keller’s new book Center Church: In Center Church, Timothy Keller outlines a broad theological vision that connects classical evangelical doctrine to holistic and vibrant ministry expression, particularly in globalized, urbanized settings. Published on Jul 13, 2012 by 

This panel discussion was filmed October 19th, 2012 at The Gospel Coalition’s New England pre-conference. Timothy Keller, David Wells, Richard Lints, and Stephen Um answer questions asked by the audience via Twitter. Their conversation focuses on how to contextualize the Gospel in various ministry settings. Published on Oct 26, 2012 by 

For Kids – an interactive NIV Bible website

New for kids: AdventureBible.com website!

… a great place for kids, educators and parents to have fun while learning more about God and His word. The most popular areas of the site are

  • Bible games- Scripture memorization, Bible trivia, books of the Bible, a map game and more
  • Downloadable Bible activities like crossword puzzles and word searches
  • Downoladable Bible reading plans
  • Most important – the Bible itself-

Educators can log in and access hundreds of teacher only resources. There are over 700 teaching aids and learning activities which are available for free (simply by signing up). They look like they are really high quality too.

  • You also get teaching visuals such as Bible maps and illustrations as well as visual timelines

Timothy Keller – Center Church book trailer

Published on Jun 8, 2012 by 

In Center Church, Timothy Keller outlines a broad theological vision that connects classical evangelical doctrine to holistic and vibrant ministry expression, particularly in globalized, urbanized settings. Learn more at http://www.timothykeller.com and http://www.Zondervan.com

How to use a Bible Concordance and Dictionary (Bible Study video tools)

Zondervan provides these helpful tips in these 2 videos:

Using a Bible reference resource can be a mysterious—and sometimes intimidating—process; this video from Zondervan gives information on the Find category of Bible reference resources, showing how you can go deeper in your Bible study with a Bible concordance. See also – How to Use a Bible Handbook (http://youtu.be/02dn-sVyZks). Published on May 4, 2012 by 

How to use a Bible Dictionary

How to use a Bible Concordance

Covenants, Kings and the Promised Land (video)

DVD available at Barnes & Noble (click on photo) (Volumes 1 &2)

(DVD at Barnes & NoblesAmazon):


In a style all his own, Dave Stotts–host and editor of Drive Thru History–speeds through the ancient world of the Bible, giving you a fast-paced encounter with the people, places, and events that have shaped our world and the Christian faith. Recommended family entertainment by The Dove Foundation, Stotts’ Drive Thru History series includes on-location explorations, plus loads of animations and narration that’s definitely ‘outside the classroom.’ From the ruins of Jericho, to the valley of Jezreel where God defeated the Midianites through Gideon, you will travel on a visually exciting journey through the land of the Bible, revealing the history and culture behind the stories of Scripture. The video also includes a PDF for each episode containing discussion questions designed for groups and families. Conquest, Canaanites, and the Holy City includes: Episode 1: Arrival in Jerusalem,2-min. History of Israel, conquest sites, Jericho, and Hazor Episode 2: Samaria, Shechem, and Shiloh Episode 3: Jezreel, Meggido, and Tel Dan

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Listen to the 1st chapter of Ravi Zacharias’ – The End of Reason – Audiobook

Via Zondervan

When Sam Harris wrote his book Letter to a Christian Nation, stating that Christians display „murderous intolerance,” Dr. Ravi Zacharias felt called to answer. The End of Reason is a clear and powerful response to the „utter bankruptcy” of Harris’s New Atheism as it explains the true nature of God, the foundation for evil in the world, and the basis of true morality. Read more at RZIM by clicking on photo at right.

Zondervan’s creative advertising for it’s NIV Student Bible

For someone who cannot even contain or refrain from 200 word responses in my comments, I find these videos, which play on the short attention span of young people, to be pretty creative. (Now hopefully it can also get them to crack open their Bibles a bit more often):

If you enjoy the video below, you may also want to check out the other two:

  1. Song of Songs in 5 seconds and
  2. Revelation is 5 seconds
  3. and in the featured video below – Genesis in 5 seconds

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