About

Thanks for visiting! After 11+ years in full-time pastoral ministry, I felt God’s call to take a leap of faith to focus more on teaching, writing, and research. After much prayer, my family and I left the pastorate in order to do this. Today, my ministry is focused on my students at Eternity Bible College, as well as preaching and speaking in local churches. 

I believe firmly in the truth of the Christian faith. Because of this, I also believe that the message of Christ has something real—something challenging and comforting—to say to our culture. Because Christ communicates his message through his followers, my calling is to help train them to share that message intelligently and persuasively. My aim is to help believers think critically about the Bible’s role in their life and ministry. To do this, I train students to think responsibly about the Bible’s historical context and its fresh application in today’s world.

A lot of my ministry is unpaid and freelance. If you would like to learn more about what I do and how you can support it by partnering with me, please check out my Patreon page here: patreon.com/MatthewHalsted

Current Teaching Position

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Eternity Bible College

*Previous positions:

– Adjunct Professor at Eternity Bible College.

– Lecturer (SP 2020) at Oklahoma Baptist University

Education

Ph.D., Philosophical Hermeneutics/Biblical Studies – London School of Theology/Middlesex University (UK)

Thesis:
Intertextual Chaos? Investigating Paul’s use of Hosea in Romans 9:25-26 in light of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics.
(Supervisor: Thorsten Moritz, PhD)

B.A., Philosophy – University of Central Oklahoma

A.A., International Studies – Rose State College

Additional Graduate Studies

University of Oklahoma, Biola University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Research Interests

-Philosophical hermeneutics/Gadamer
-Biblical intertextuality
-The writings of Paul
-Revelation; apocalyptic literature

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