To my mind one of the most brilliant living theologians is Henri Blocher. I have benefitted from his work for many years, and thank God for him. Here is Blocher's lecture on "The Necessity of the Atonement."
The Greens spent a wonderful sabbatical at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England (in spring of 2010). Tyndale House is a residential center for biblical studies, and has a world-class theological library. It is a great gift to the Christian church, and we are thankful for the opportunity to have studied there. Recently Tyndale House has produced some helpful videos on the resurrection, the nature of the crucifixion, the nature/authority of Scripture, and other items. The videos are helpfully collected here. Enjoy!
This year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible (published in 1611). I will be presenting a paper at a Union University/Ryan Center for Biblical Studies conference this coming fall: KJV 400 Legacy and Impact. This has given me a good excuse to buy and begin to read David Daniel's The Bible in English (Yale, 2003). Thus far it is absolutely wonderful. A few years ago I read his William Tyndale biography, and I absolutely loved it. The Bible in English is 700+ pages, plus appendices/bibliography/indices. If you are looking for a shorter, but nonetheless wonderful book on the King James Bible, and its significance, you might look at Leland Ryken's The Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation (Crossway, 2011).