About Me

Jim West (ThD) is Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Church History, Ming Hua Theological College / Charles Sturt University. He has written a Commentary on the Bible, several works of theology and Church History, and numerous articles on both the Bible and Theology (his full bibliography is here).

Additionally, he serves as Associate Editor for the Copenhagen International Seminar.

You can acquire his commentary, subtitled ‘For the Person in the Pew’ in PDF format from him, and you can visit his CV here if you like, or his Google Scholar page here.

And if you’re unsure about the purpose of this blog, you should visit here.

20 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Caleb Tyson

      I wish all preachers preached like Dr Jim West. I’m so sick of the lies being preached in the name of God. Dr. Jim West is right. God bless him.

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  4. Tim Ketron

    Hi Jim – a few months ago I saw that you were giving a free book out called the Living Word by Gustaf Wingren.

    I signed up for the book but never received it.

    on your end do you have any account of the matter ?

    Thank You
    Tim Ketron

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  5. Bill Chapman

    Bill Dad-pop Chapman

    Social media has freed me! Freed me to use my own vocabulary (which came from Shakespeare and Mrs. Garrard [my Senior English teacher] back in the 1960’s). Since you can now click on any word I use and go to a definition, I am no longer constrained to use a sixth grade newspaper vocabulary. It was the blog of Dr. Jim West (https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/author/drjewest/) that made me aware of my new freedom. He frequently quotes verbatim from source materials in Latin, German, French, Greek, et al., with no apology and no comment. He expects the reader to figure it out, if he or she does not already know the language! How refreshing a concept! The southern preacher mentality is that I must use words they know, cut the meat into bite-sized portions, add some seasoning, some humor, and simple illustrations still constrains my live sermons (even in a college town), but today, I realized I am free! You, the reader, will now become an active learner and interrogator in the conversation process! Hallelujah!

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