MasterLectures by Zondervan Academic & Reflective

MasterLectures by Zondervan Academic & Reflective

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, and by Zondervan Reflective, an imprint focused on leadership, ministry, and faith-and-culture books.

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MasterLectures by Zondervan Academic & Reflective
  • The Expectation Gap (Steve Cuss)

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    Learn how to quiet your inner critic, confront chronic anxiety, and relax into God's perfect presence.

    Do you truly experience the promises Jesus gave to those who follow him—the benefits of peace, freedom, and love? The fact is that many of us struggle with a gap between what we believe about G...

  • The Truth in True Crime (J. Warner Wallace)

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    For decades, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace investigated the causes behind deaths and murders, chasing one lead after another as he attempted to solve the case. In The Truth in True Crime, Wallace explores the clues lying behind our human nature as he unco...

  • The Hope in Our Scars (Aimee Byrd)

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    Focus on a book of the Bible: Song of Solomon

    Aimee Byrd peels back the church's underlying and pervasive theology of power to face the shame that lurks there and find the lasting hope of belonging in Christ. Some things happening in the church these days should provoke our anger. It's racked wi...

  • Faith Embodied (Stephen Ko)

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    Scientist, physician, and pastor Stephen Ko explains how to live and worship incarnationally and glorify God with our bodies. On his journey from pediatrician to public health officer for the CDC to senior pastor of the largest New York Chinese Alliance Church, Stephen Ko has seen that divisions ...

  • 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (John C. Lennox)

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    You don't have to be a computer scientist to have discerning conversations about artificial intelligence and technology. We all wonder where we're headed. Even now, technological innovations and machine learning have a daily impact on our lives, and many of us see good reasons to dread the future...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Church Plantology (Peyton Jones)

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    The Apostle Paul was a church planter who "laid a foundation like a wise and master builder" and there is much we can learn from his example. Paul indicated that there were basic skills and experiences required to successfully plant a church. Church Plantology examines the wide variety of church ...

  • Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth (Thaddeus J. Williams)

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    Social justice is not optional for the Christian. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Thaddeus Williams builds a case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly...

  • Encountering the Holy Land (Carl G. Rasmussen)

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    This unique, on-location visual overview of the lands of the Bible is designed for students, Bible study groups, adult learners, travelers to the lands of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and all lovers of the Bible. Viewers will develop a deeper appreciation for the Bible by understanding the land ...

  • Ephesians (Mark D. Roberts)

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    Study of a book of the Bible: Ephesians

    Author and professor Mark Roberts teaches through the book of Ephesians. Based on Roberts' Ephesians commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, lessons tackle the historical distance between the New Testament and contemporary culture. Roberts...

  • 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...

  • Essential Companion to Christian History (Stephen Backhouse)

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    Theologian Stephen Backhouse traces through 2000 years of Christian history, giving us the essential events, people, ideas and themes of each century, beginning with the year 100 and ending roughly at the year 2000. The final session, devoted to the present century concludes by identifying key th...

  • 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...

  • Ethics beyond Rules (Keith D. Stanglin)

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    How should Christians live? How should we interact with one another? Why do we think the way we do about right and wrong? How should we approach today's complex moral questions? Keith Stanglin realigns our ethical thinking around the central question: What does real love require? applying it to o...

  • Evangelism in a Skeptical World (Sam Chan)

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    In a post-Christian, post-churched, post-reached world, most Christians have been poorly equipped to tell their friends about Jesus. Evangelist Sam Chan combines the theological and biblical insights of classic evangelistic training with his own and hard-won insights from missiology on contextual...

  • Exodus (Christopher J. H. Wright)

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    Study of a book of the Bible: Exodus

    Scholar and professor Christopher Wright teaches through the book of Exodus. Based on Roberts' Exodus commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, lessons explain and illuminate each passage of the book in light of the Bible’s overarching grand st...

  • 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 ...

  • Gospel-Driven Ministry (Jared C. Wilson)

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    From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These "shepherds" are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God's people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to t...

  • 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 ...

  • How to Fight Racism (Jemar Tisby)

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    Become a proactive initiator of racial justice. Jemar Tisby presents a simple framework for confronting racism--the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice--increase your awareness, develop authentic relationships, and make a commitment. Full of practical tools and suggestions, actionable items, and real-world ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...