I need to let my friends know that my commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians is now out (The Books of First and Second Thessalonians: Looking for Christ’s Return, AMG Publishers).  At amazon.com it is listed at the astronomical price (I suppose pre-publication sale in reverse!) of over $170.  I assure you it is not that expensive.  It retails for $19.99. If you have any questions about anything I say about Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, don’t hesitate to ask.