Author Profile: Dr. John Woodhouse

Dr Woodhouse is a distinguished theologian and Bible expositor whose gifts are widely recognized. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales, and then worked as a geologist for two years before entering Moore College to study theology. He later earned a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of London and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Victoria University of Manchester. For nearly thirty years he has lectured at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, where he has been Principal since 2002. Prior to his position as Principal, he also pastored Christ Church St Ives (Anglican) for more than 10 years.

While his academic focus is on the Old Testament, he has recently published a commentary on Colossians and Philemon with Christian Focus Publications. Other works by Woodhouse include commentaries on 1 and 2 Samuel, as well as numerous published articles on both the Old and New Testaments. He is also a contributor to the Reformation Study Bible.

At Moore Theoogical College’s website, you can view his faculty page which lists his published articles. You can also listen to or download any of his more than 700 sermons and lectures, accessible here. For Simeon Trust, Dr. Woodhouse contributed a six part lecture series on Preaching Old Testament Narrative. That is also available for free MP3 download, here.

Dr. Woodhouse’s recent commentary on Colossians and Philemon was birthed from a series of sermons he preached on those books. Those sermons are available via on video: see the Colossians sermons here, and the Philemon sermons here.

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  • Beverley Swavley

    John’s commentary on Colossians and Philemon is an extremely valuable resource for anyone who wants to go deeply into God’s Word. In His commentary on Philemon he directs our understanding of the role of the body in supporting a Christian brother when faced with a difficult decision. In connecting these two letters the way he has, he helps the reader appreciate the real life situation which happened as these letters were received at the same time by the church meeting in Philemon’s house. I was truly blessed by my study of these two letters.

  • Greg

    I’m leaving this comment more because I couldn’t find an email for Dr. Woodhouse. His commentaries on 1 & 2 Samuel have been phenomenal. Perhaps they are too new to be in some of the top 10 commentary lists, but they should be. Convicting, Christ exalting and exegetically beautiful. Thank you for your labours for the kingdom that have born fruit in these commentaries