Since most of us are either students or just cheap, we are always on the lookout for good free resources. Here are a couple of online journals that focus on biblical and theological issues that you should be aware of.
Princeton Theological Review has been around for quite some time and consistently produces quality articles focusing primarily on the area of systematic theology.
First Things is a Catholic journal with excellent articles on a wide range of topics. This is actually a subscription based journal, but they make each issue freely available online as soon as the next one comes out. So, if you’re willing to wait a few extra weeks, you’re good to go.
American Theological Inquiry is a new journal that has yet to establish a long-term track record. The articles and contributors so far, though, suggest that this is one to keep an eye on. The journal emphasizes ecumenical dialogue based on a commitment to the historical creeds, so the background of the authors can be rather diverse.
Review of Biblical Literature is another subscription based journal, but it offers reviews of several ‘featured titles’ on its web page with each issue.
Themelios is more of a popular-level journal that operates from a conservative evangelical perspective and offers a number of helpful articles. Previously produce by the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, it has recently been taken over by the Gospel Coalition. Consequently, many of its articles now focus on issues surrounding the Gospel and its significance for pastoral ministry.
The Journal for Christian Theological Research has been publishing a few articles each year as the publication arm for the Christian Theological Research Fellowship. They have temporarily suspended the pubilcation of the journal, however, and are apparently considering whether they should continue. Nonetheless, there are a number of good articles still available online from previous editions.
If you know of any others that we should be aware of, let us know in the comments.