In 2004 G. K. Beale released a book entitled The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God.This book is on my must-read list, mostly due to hearing him provide a summary lecture of its contents.
Download the audio lecture (mp3) here.
Beale looks at the temple throughout the Old Testament and the New and shows how it is a central theme in God’s redemptive plan. It is quite surprising to see not only the theological implications from his study but also the missional implications.
I would highly recommend this lecture to everyone.