MasterLectures by Zondervan Academic

MasterLectures by Zondervan Academic

Dig deep in your study of Scripture as you learn from Bible scholars and seminary professors in this curated collection of video lectures from MasterLectures. These lectures are based on the textbooks and resources published by Zondervan Academic, specializing in equipping Christian scholars for research teaching, preaching, and lifelong learning.

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  • Bright Hope for Tomorrow (Chris Davis)

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    Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. That is the hope that fueled the lives of Jesus' disciples and the momentum of the early church. The hope of seeing their risen Lord face-to-face powered their endurance through persecution, their patience in discipling new believers, and their courage...

  • Free to Thrive (Josh McDowell and Ben Bennett)

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    Learn how to uncover your unmet, God-given longings and satisfy them in ways that lead away from brokenness toward spiritual wholeness.

    Many people today are struggling with unprecedented levels of anxiety, hurt, doubt, guilt, and shame. Medical and mental health professionals confirm that much ...

  • Rembrandt Is in the Wind (Russ Ramsey)

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    > Did you know Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime and that during the last three months of his life he completed an average of one painting every day?
    > Did you know that Michelangelo's David is covered in a dusting of human skin?
    > Did you know Caravaggio murdered severa...

  • A Burning House (Brandon Washington)

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    American Evangelicalism is ablaze. Doctrinal identity unites black and white evangelicals, but divisions along ethnic and cultural lines have long tarnished the movement's witness. With desegregation on the horizon, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I've come to believe that we are integrating into a...

  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew Video Lectures (Miles Van Pelt)

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    Basics of Biblical Hebrew provides 36 easy-to-follow lessons introducing the grammar and language of the Hebrew Bible. Integrated for use with today’s bestselling Hebrew text, it is an ideal resource for traditional students in need of additional instruction; for professors, who can now utilize p...

  • Subversive Witness (Dominique DuBois Gilliard)

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    Dominique DuBois Gilliard inspires us to reimagine how we think about privilege and exercise power. Instead of denying the existence of privilege or feeling incapacitated by it, Christians can learn to wield privilege as an instrument to advance the kingdom and sacrificially love our neighbors.


  • Greek for the Rest of Us (William D. Mounce)

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    If you'd love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, then this course is for you. Taught by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God's Word. You'll gain a sound ...

  • EPIC: An Around the World Journey Through Christian History (Tim Challies)

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    33 fascinating objects. 1 amazing story. Join author and pastor Tim Challies as he embarks on a three-year journey, taking you to some of the most unusual places in the world. From pulpits to paintings, the labor of monks to the martyrdom of missionaries, this film is an immersive travelogue intr...

  • Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (Gregory Koukl)

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    In the Tactics course, apologist and author Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables ...

  • Esther (Marion Ann Taylor)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Esther

    Scholar and professor Marion Taylor teaches through the book of Esther in 11 engaging and challenging lessons. Based on her Esther commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these video lessons explain and illuminate each passage of the book in l...

  • Ruth (Marion Ann Taylor)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Psalms

    Scholar and professor Marion Taylor teaches through the book of Ruth in five engaging and challenging lessons. Based on her Ruth commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these video lessons explain and illuminate each passage of the book in lig...

  • John, A Video Study (Gary M. Burge)

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    Study of a book of the Bible: John.

    Our culture does not encourage thoughtful reflection on truth. Yet living the gospel in a postmodern culture demands that Christians understand and internalize the truth about God and his plan for the world. The book of John has been known as the beloved gosp...

  • Understanding Spiritual Gifts (Sam Storms)

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    Sam Storms addresses the many bizarre and misleading understandings of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit and confronts the tendency to downplay their importance for Christian living and ministry. He unpacks the glorious truth that God desires to deepen the manifestation of his power through us i...

  • Survival Guide for the Soul (Ken Shigematsu)

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    What keeps us from flourishing in our spiritual lives is a neglect of the inner life of the soul. And more and more today, this neglect is driven by our ambition to accomplish something big outside ourselves. We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through ...

  • How to Make Big Decisions Wisely (Alan Ehler)

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    Our decisions determine our lives. Invest in a company that goes bankrupt and you lose your life savings. Say the wrong thing in an interview and you miss the job of the lifetime. Make no decisions and you miss every opportunity. In today's rapidly changing world, the cost of poor decisions (or n...

  • What's Best Next (Matt Perman)

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    There are a lot of myths about productivity--what it means to get things done and how to accomplish work that really matters. In our current era of innovation and information overload, it may feel harder than ever to understand the meaning of work or to have a sense of vocation or calling. So how...

  • Person of Interest (J. Warner Wallace)

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    J. Warner Wallace employs a unique investigative strategy to confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus, showing why Jesus is unlike any other person who has ever lived. This study:

    - Invites viewers into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truth about Jesus, using the same appr...

  • Searching for God (Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, J. Warner Wallace)

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    This film investigates the different ideas within American culture that have shaped the way we think and distorted our understanding of who God is. Filmmaker Brandon McGuire conducts man-on-the-street interviews to uncover the wide variety of beliefs the average Westerner may hold, including:

    - ...

  • The Problem of Jesus: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges (Mark Clark)

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    In The Problem of Jesus Video Study, author and pastor Mark Clark examines why Jesus was such a scandal in the ancient world and what that scandal has to do with our lives today. From demons to miracles, from why we tell lies to questions about heaven, hell, and the purpose of life—Jesus speaks t...

  • The Problem of God: Answering Skeptics' Challenges to Christianity (Mark Clark)

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    The Problem of God Video Study is presented by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Mark Clark grew up in an atheistic home, and after his father's death, began a skeptical search for truth thr...

  • Organic Outreach (Kevin Harney)

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    Shape your personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways. This is not a system or a program. It’s a collection of biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today, right where God has placed you. You can share the love and message of Jesus in a wa...

  • Organic Outreach for Churches (Kevin Harney)

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    Kevin Harney provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church. Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and praying for missions or holding occasional events to reach out. Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and...

  • How to Lead When You're Not In Charge (Clay Scroggins)

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    One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don’t buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority and learn to unleash their influence wherever they are. Pastor Clay Scroggins explains what is needed to be a great leader–even when...

  • How to Lead in a World of Distraction (Clay Scroggins)

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    Our world is filled with distractions. They take a toll on our work productivity, our parenting, our marriages, and our souls. Constant tugs on our attention has us spinning our wheels in various areas of life, not able to gain traction and momentum to move forward.

    Much like white noise, these ...