Matthew L. Halsted, PhD

Professor / Author


I use this space as a repository of sorts for articles, videos, and various other clippings that are connected to my research and writing. I recently published a book on hermeneutics entitled Paul and the Meaning of Scripture. My latest book is called The End of the World as You Know It: What the Bible Really Says about the End Times (And Why It’s Good News). I also have several other irons in the fire, including a research project on religious/supernatural experience.

My educational background includes degrees in international studies and philosophy. I also have a PhD in philosophical hermeneutics/biblical studies (London School of Theology/Middlesex University). I have the privilege of working at Eternity Bible College, where I get to teach amazing students alongside fantastic colleagues. Most of my research revolves around philosophical hermeneutics and the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer, the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, and Revelation/apocalyptic literature.

Thinking about the end times isn't supposed to terrify you

In The End of the World as You Know It, Matthew L. Halsted challenges common end-times assumptions and points us back to Scripture. Each chapter reevaluates a popular question in light of the Bible’s own concerns: Will Christians be raptured? What is the mark of the beast? When we let Scripture direct our questions, we get better―and more hopeful―answers. 

What people are saying...

“Anyone who has ever embraced or been influenced by the standard evangelical eschatology, or who knows people who have, needs to read this compelling and much-needed book!”
Greg Boyd
"Halsted's book should be read by anyone with questions about Revelation and the end times."
Michael Gorman
"A gentle yet challenging corrective to some of our most popular yet misguided takes on the end times."
Mark Beuving

The latest from the blog...

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A Prayer for the Weak
Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: I hold up all my weakness to your strength, my failure to your faithfulness, my sinfulness to your...
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Interview at The Two Trees podcast
I was recently invited onto The Two Trees podcast to chat about my book, The End of the World As You Know It. You can listen to our...
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An Interview with Steve Walton
In this episode of The Bible (Unmuted). I chat with Steve Walton, a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity, College, Bristol. Steve is the...
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What hath Costco to do with Biblical Studies?
On Monday, Feb 19, I hopped onto the Disciple Dojo livestream to chat a little bit about my book (see video below – the reference...
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The End of the World & Rapture Theology
Below is a recent interview I did at The Learning Laborers Podcast with Taylor and Denver about my new book, The End of the World As...
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Release Day!
Today my new book, The End of the World As You Know It, officially releases into the wild. And I have some super cool news to go along...
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