NT Wright has written a new book "Surprised by Hope" in which he states that he believes our understanding of heaven is distorted. Time Magazine recentily interviewed Wright about his book and the topic. Of great interest is Wright’s description of the Intermediate State.
No doubt heaven is a touchy theological topic. We should, however, be open to the question of what really is the hope of the scriptures, Heaven or the New Heaven and Earth? What dost thou think or does it matter at all?