The online Methodist journal Catalyst contains a couple of noteworthy articles. First, in only a few pages, Craig Keener summarizes his Miracles book-set. Andy Crouch talks about the future of theological education. Also, J. Christian Stratton offers brief comments on commentary suggestions for Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, 1-2 Thessalonians, and the Pastoral Epistles. (BTW – Catalyst now has a Facebook page).Real quick, here are Stratton’s suggestions:
Philippians: Silva (BECNT), O’Brien (NIGTC), Fee (NICNT), Bockmuehl (BNTC), Hansen (PNTC), Still (S&H).
Colossians: Dunn (NIGTC), Moo (PNTC), Pao (ZECNT), Thompson (THNTC).
Philemon: Fitzmyer (AB); also mentions Moo and Thompson
1-2 Thessalonians: Green (PNTC), Witherington, Fee (NICNT), Shogren (ZECNT).
Pastorals: Marshall (ICC), Mounce (WBC), Towner (NICNT), Wall/Steele (THNTC)
Stratton tips his hat to the Ancient Christian Commentary.
Philippians: Morna Hooker (NIB) and Dean Fleming; work of Peter Oakes and Joseph Hellerman
Colossians: Andrew Lincoln (NIB) and NT Wright (Tyndale)
Philemon: John Barclay has a nice treat in his T & T Clark guide
1-2 Thessalonians: Witherington is very good; also Michael Holmes (NIVAC)
Pastorals: Gordon Fee has a nice short treatment in the NIBC.