Joshua is an experienced leader, creative teacher, accomplished author and strategic thinker. He has a track record of leading teams and helping people to flourish and achieve their potential and a proven ability to lead groups and chair committees in the pursuit of specific and focused objectives.
His extensive public engagement and active research activities have brought him into close contact with an extensive network of leaders and professionals across a range of sectors, including Higher Education, government, church, Christian charities and the media. Through his international experience and multi-lingual competence, he has developed skills in dealing with a wide range of people in cross-cultural settings with proficiency, tact and good humour.
A graduate of Oxford University (BA and MA) and Trinity College Dublin (PhD), Joshua is author of several books and articles, including a book he co-wrote (with Mykhailo Cherenkov) on Christianity in the former USSR, entitled, A Future and a Hope. Joshua’s most recent book, Theology After Christendom, was translated into Ukrainian in 2020.
He was awarded a Fellowship in the UK Higher Education Academy and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contributions to academic historical studies. Joshua is a regular preacher and is glad to receive invitations to preach and/or to speak about the plight of churches in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He is available to preach in English, Russian or German.