from Scot McKnight at On Faith:
1. If there is a just God, there must be a heaven.
2. There is no heaven for Christians without the resurrection of Jesus.
3. The best evidence of heaven is the resurrection of Jesus.
4. Near-death and out-of-body experiences are unreliable guides.
5. Heaven will be full of surprises: #1. The first hour.
6. Heaven will be full of surprises: #2. Who will be there?
7. Heaven will be full of surprises: #3. What it will be like?
8. Heaven is about our deepest happiness.
9. Heaven will be more like our present earth than like the ethereal heaven found in so much Christian art and thinking.
10. A heaven hope reshapes all of life.
Scot fills in the details of each here.