"The transformation the church needs is the kind that results from beholding the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18-4:6). This glory of God is a saving and judging glory -- an aroma of life to those being saved and death to those perishing (2 Cor. 2:15-16), and this saving and judging glory is at the center of biblical theology. If there is to be a renewal, it will be a renewal that grows out of the blazing center that is the glory of God in the face of Christ."
-- James M. Hamilton, God's Glory in Salvation Through Judgment (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2010), 39.