I posted something about Galaxie Software several years ago, but I think it’s worth mentioning again. While at seminary I began to read theological journals on a regular basis. I currently subscribe to several journals and continue to find them quite helpful. Theological journals are valuable for me on two fronts.
1.) I often look up articles that pertain to a passage of Scripture I am preaching from. So, theological journals help with my sermon preparation.
2.) Although I am no longer in the academic world, reading theological journals keeps me current on theological trends and debates.
If you find theological journals helpful like I do; and are not familiar with Galaxie Software, I would encourage you to take a look. The Galaxie site archives a plethora of theological journals that you can access right from your computer. There is a small fee to subscribe, but it’s well worth it. See the site here.
I recently received my Spring 2010 copy of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. The issue is on “Understanding and Applying Eschatology.” Of particular interest is the article by Peter Gentry. Gentry writes on “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus.” This article is available online. Read it here and enjoy.
I would suggest purchasing the recent SBJT and the spring issue of The Westminster Theological Journal for two more good articles on eschatology. In the SBJT Ben Merkle writes on “Old Testament Restoration Prophecies Regarding the Nation of Israel: Literal or Symbolic” and in the WTJ he writes on, “Who Will Be Left Behind? Rethinking the Meaning of Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-35.” Order a copy of each and enjoy
Galaxie Software created a Theological Journal on CD several years ago. Each year they offer a CD update with new journals and recent issues. The resource is excellent; especially if you don’t have access to a seminary library. Although the resource is invaluable, the initial cost is high ($340) and each year the updates are $50. However, Galaxie Software has made the entire Theological Journal available online for a yearly subscription of $50. Each yearly renewal will entitle you to all the new content. There are some benefits to the CD version, but with the online version available it gives pastors and students another option. Check out all the details here.
Southern Seminary has started a student journal called Adorare Mente (to worship with the mind). The seminary never had a student journal when I was around, but it is nice to see some students get an opportunity to have their papers read by others. I would especially point out papers by John Meade and Blake White. I have got to know them through the blogsphere and they seem very adept in biblical theology. Check out the first issue here.