I will attempt to be polite, though honestly, after decades of dealing with John MacArthur-type cessationists, I often do not rise to the challenge of maintaining charity.
I went back and skimmed through the whole thread. A few points:
-- It's obviously a "zombie thread," having been resuscitated after more than three years in the grave. The thread starter and the initial responder have both been inactive more than two years.
-- I see I was pretty involved in the thread back when it walked the earth the first time. I wonder what was going on in my life that I suddenly abandoned it. Perhaps it was because in Reply #6, Turd proved himself to be a dishonest interlocutor by saying of Fee, "because he's an AoG minister, his other credentials are irrelevant." (So, ok, yeah, I'm not going to make a *big* effort to be polite and charitable.)
one can find two versions of an essay Fee wrote about glossolalia. The latter is a partial excerpt from his book, Listening to the Spirit in the Text
. Two points stand out as particularly relevant to the topic at hand:
(1) Though an AG minister, Fee finds that the Bible does not give evidence for the common practice of "messages" in tongues (but also does not rule it out). (I agree with this.)
(2) Fee defends the notion that in Paul, "tongues" does NOT refer to human languages, but only to "angelic" ones. I think his analysis does make sense of the Pauline context, but I think overall theology and practice should include Luke's contributions in Acts. (Even though they were ministry partners and Luke probably sometimes served as Paul's amanuensis, I think there were some differences, or at least different emphases, in their respective theologies.)
-- In this short video
, Keener takes the view that "tongues of angels" is probably, but not necessarily, rhetorical hyperbole, but that ultimately it does not matter, because whether the languages are extant human languages, extinct human languages, celestial languages, or whatever, God understands them, and their primary purpose is to facilitate prayer and praise to God.
-- As to the OP, I think my Reply #2, citing Keener via the IVP Bible Background Commentary
, is at least a decent starting point.