Dr Phil Halstead lectures in Applied Theology with a focus on pastoral care, pastoral counselling, inner healing, and integrative theology. He also heads up the pastoral care department at St Augustine’s, Auckland. He received his PhD in Theology from the University of Auckland in 2009 and his research focused on designing and running a series of forgiveness courses that helped adults to explore their relationships with their parents. He has published widely in the areas of forgiveness, pastoral care and counselling, and mental health.
- Doctor of Philosophy (University of Auckland)
- Masters of Theology (First Class Honours) (University of Auckland)
- Bachelor of Theology (University of Auckland)
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member of New Zealand Association of Theological Schools
- Pastoral Care
- Pastoral Counselling
- Integrative Theology
- Inner Healing
- Research Methods in Applied Theology
- Mental Health
- Pastoral care & Counselling
- Objects Relations Theory
Research and supervision interests include the broad areas of pastoral theology and pastoral care, and the specific areas of pastoral counselling, forgiveness, Object Relations Theory, and Mental Health
Current Research Projects
- Pastoral theology and pastoral care
- Halstead, Philip. “There are No Winners Here: Date Rape in the Church. Pages 177-194 in Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion: Christian Perspectives. Edited by Caroline Blyth, Emily Colgan, and Katie Edwards. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
- Halstead, Philip. “Depleted No More: Practices that Sustain and Invigorate Preaching Ministries.” Pages 182-199 in Text Messages: Preaching God’s Word in a Smartphone World. Edited by John Tucker. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017.
- Halstead, Philip. “Mental Health and the Church: A Pastoral Care Structure that Assists Individuals, Families, and Congregations Affected by Mental Health Concerns”. Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 12.1 (2017): 32-49.
- Halstead, Philip. “We Love Friendship.” Pages 100-107 in What We Love: Reflections on Ministry, Leadership, and Mission: A Tribute to Charles Hewlett. Edited by Myk Habets and John Tucker. Auckland: Archer Press, 2017.
- Halstead, Philip. “Creating Pastoral Care Strategies for Churches in the 21st Century: The Organic Process of Developing the Pastoral Care Plan for St Paul’s Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand”. Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 11.1 (2016): 72-87.
- Halstead, Philip and Angelika Halstead. “Ecological Stories from St. Paul’s, Symonds Street”. Pages 215-222 in Living in the Planet Earth: Faith Communities and Ecology. Edited by Neil Darragh. Auckland: Accent Publications, 2016.
- Halstead, Philip, and Myk Habets (eds.) Doing Integrative Theology: Word, World, and Work in Conversation. Edited by Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
- Halstead, Philip. “Pastoral Care and the Integrative Process”. Pages 92-109 in Doing Integrative Theology: Word, World, and Work in Conversation. Edited by Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
- Picard, Andrew and Philip Halstead. “Understanding Culture”. Pages 68-91 in Doing Integrative Theology: Word, World, and Work in Conversation. Edited by Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
- Halstead, Angelika and Philip Halstead. “Welcome Home: The Plight of International Students Studying in Auckland”. Pages 97-105 in But is it Fair? Faith Communities and Social Justice. Edited by Neil Darragh. Auckland: Accent Publications, 2014.
- Halstead, Philip John. “Designing the Forgiveness Matters Course: An A to Z Guide”. Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 8.2 (2013): 45-67.
- Halstead, Philip John and Michael Hautus. “Defending the God Beyond: The Development of the A God-scale – a New Instrument for the Assessment of People’s Perceptions, Experiences, and Activities in Relationship to God – and its Initial Use in a Forgiveness Study”. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 15.3 (2013): 160-185.
- Halstead, Angelika and Philip Halstead. “Prayer at St. Paul’s: Symphonising Many Voices”. Pages 169-175 in Journeying into Prayer: People and Their Pathways. Edited by Neil Darragh. Auckland: Accent Publications, 2012.
- Halstead, Philip John. “The Forgiveness Matters Course: A Theologically and Psychologically Integrated Approach to Help Churchgoing Adults process their parental wounds”. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 14.2 (2012): 85-110.
- Halstead, Philip John. “Clearing the Way to Forgiveness: Acknowledging Parental Offences and Theological Misinterpretations”. Colloquium 43.2 (2011): 229-252.
- Halstead, Philip John. “Have My Parents Sinned against Me? Exploring the Concept of Sin in the Pastoral Context”. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health 12.1 (2010): 43-62.
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