Rev. Dr. Matthew Lloyd Halsted

Rev. Dr. Matthew Lloyd Halsted


Thanks for dropping by my website! Here you will find relevant information about my academic background, research interests, and current projects. My goal is to use this website to compile things like bibliographies, syllabi, etc. Hence, this site is a work in progress. To check out my latest musings, check out the Trinityhaus blog. I post there routinely with several other colleagues.


A.A. International Studies – Rose State College
B.A. Philosophy –   University of Central Oklahoma
Ph.D. Biblical Studies/Hermeneutics –  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

Research Interests

Philosophical Hermeneutics/Gadamer
Biblical Intertextuality
Pesharim & CD (Dead Sea Scrolls)
Philosophy of Religion


Senior Pastor | Ordained: February 2012
Adjunct Professor (online) at Eternity Bible College – Hermeneutics; Worldview & Apologetics; Minor Prophets; Biblical Theology of the Old Testament

Publications & Book Reviews

Matthew Lloyd Halsted, review of Dru Johnson, Scripture’s Knowing: A Companion to Biblical Epistemology, Review of Biblical Literature [Under review; submitted 22 September 2018.]

Matthew Lloyd Halsted, review of David I. Starling, Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

Matthew Halsted, “Democracy in an Age of Folly and Passion,” The Baptist Messenger, vol. 105, no. 11 (March 17, 2016).

Lectures, Academic Conferences, & Speaking Engagements

“Scripture and Soteriology: Exploring Paul’s use of the Old Testament and the Salvation of the Gentiles in Romans 9-11.” 2019 Tyndale Fellowship Conference, Tyndale House, Cambridge, England (UK). (upcoming, June 24-28)

“Dialogical Re-Authoring: A New Description for Paul’s Use of the Old Testament with Romans 4 as a Case Study.” 2019 SW Regional Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Angell College Worship Studies Forum, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK (Nov 2018). At the invitation of Dr. Stephen Sims (Asst. Prof. of Music), I delivered a talk on the subject of worship planning as it pertains to the local church.

Hobbs College Philosophy Forum, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK (Sep 2018). At the invitation of Dr. Tawa Anderson (Director, Honors Program), I delivered a lecture entitled “The Value of Philosophy in Theological Studies.”

Hobbs College Faculty Seminar, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK (Sept 2018). At the invitation of Dr. Heath Thomas (Dean, Hobbs College), I delivered a paper entitled “Intertextual Chaos? Understanding Paul’s Use of Scripture through Gadamerian Eyes with Romans 9:25-26 as a Case Study” to the Hobbs College faculty. The purpose was to share with the faculty about my PhD research.

“Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics and Paul’s Use of the Shema in Romans 3:30.” 2016 SW Regional Evangelical Theological Society, Dallas, TX.

“Intertextual Chaos? Paul’s Use of Hosea in Rom 9:25-26 and How Gadamer can Help.” 2014 SW Regional Evangelical Theological Society, Ft. Worth, TX.

Conference on the Arts; “The Power of Story.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sonora, TX, 2012.

Southwest Philosophy Conference for Undergraduates. The University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, 2006. I presented a response paper on deontological ethics.