After many years of studying Hebrews, in 1992 I was asked by Eerdmans to write the Pillar Acts Commentary. Almost immediately, I was asked to write an article on ‘The Motif of Fulfilment and the Purpose of Luke-Acts’ for the first volume in a new series called The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1993), 83-104. This was followed by an invitation to join with Howard Marshall as editor of a new volume on the theology of Acts (Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts [Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1998]). I wrote two articles for this publication, one on ‘The Worship of the New Community’, the other attempting to summarise the findings of the various contributors, called ‘Luke’s Theological Enterprise: Integration and Intent’.
So the commentary was delayed for several years, but these other projects added greatly to my understanding of Acts and showed me many of the issues I needed to address. In the process of writing the commentary, I also wrote a brief introduction to Acts in T. D. Alexander and B. S. Rosner (ed.), New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Leicester: Inter-Varsity; Downers Grove: Intervarsity, 2000), 285-91.
Other reflections on Acts include:
‘Acts and the Spirit of Prophecy’, in B. G. Webb (ed.), Explorations 5: The Spirit of the Living God (Part 1) (Homebush West: Lancer, 1991); republished as Prophecy and Preaching: Acts and the Church Today, Orthos 16 (Buxton: Fellowship of Word and Spirit, 1997). An updated version can be found as Prophecy and Preaching in Acts.
‘Resurrection Apologetic in the Theology of Luke-Acts’, in P. M. Head (ed.), Witness to the Resurrection: Papers from the First Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998), 29-57. An updated version can be found as Resurrection Apologetic in Luke-Acts.
‘The “Locus” of the Church – Heaven or Earth?’, Churchman 112 (1998), 199-213.
‘Atonement Theology in Luke-Acts: Some Methodological Reflections’, in P. J. Williams, A. D. Clarke, P. M. Head and D. Instone-Brewer (ed.), The New Testament in its First Century Setting. Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th Birthday (Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004), 56-71.
‘Kerygma or kerygmata: is there only one gospel in the New Testament?’, in C. Green (ed.) God’s power to save: one gospel for a complex world? Papers from the Ninth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Leicester: Apollos, 2006), 155-84.
See also Gospel and Transformation in Acts.