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Dr Phil Halstead

Lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counselling  

PhD, MTh (Hons), BTh.


Bio

Phil started with Carey in 2009 and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of pastoral care, pastoral counselling, and inner healing.  He also supervises students in their postgraduate research. 

Phil has ministered, lectured, and published in the pastoral realm for many years now. Throughout his time at Carey he has also been employed in the area of pastoral care and counselling in the local church. This experience along with his passion for pastoral work and his years of study that culminated in his PhD means he makes an incredible contribution to the life of Carey. 

The highlights of my job at Carey are engaging with the wonderful students who attend the college, enjoying the amazing staff team, and having the privilege to work in the wider pastoral world.”

Teaching Areas

  • Pastoral Care
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Inner Healing
  • Integrative Theology
  • Research Methods in Applied Theology

Current Research Areas

  • Forgiveness
  • Mental Health
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling

Selected Publications

  • Halstead, Philip. “Helping Churchgoers to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Sport: Pastoral Stories from the Hospital Wards, the Slow Lane, and the Mountain Tops.” Pages 193-209 in Sports and Play in Christian Theology. Edited by John Tucker and Philip Halstead. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2021.
  • Tucker, John, and Philip Halstead, eds. Sports and Play in Christian Theology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2021.
  • Halstead, Philip. “Crafting Pastoral Care Plans.” The Pacific Journal of Theological Research 14.2 (2019): 60-74.
  • Halstead, Philip. “Journeying through Forgiveness When It Really Hurts.” Pages 269-291 in The Art of Forgiveness. Edited by Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2018.
  • Halstead, Philip, and Myk Habets, eds. The Art of Forgiveness. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2018.
  • 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.