Here is a great video talking about the Parable of the Talents, a parable that often confuses a lot of people.
One thing that trips a lot of people up, especially those who really see the revelation that God is love, is the idea of wrath. What are we to make of the wrath of God?
Again and again, our English language fails us. The pictures of an angry God who seems to take great delight over the destruction of man is not the God that Jesus revealed. This picture also doesn’t really capture what the word “wrath” actually means. So what is the “wrath of God” all about then?
“Did Paul’s eschatological expectations change over time? In other words, why does Paul seem to stress resurrection in his earlier writings, and then favor a sort of afterlife with Christ in his later writings?”
The answer from N. T. Wright: