_DSC2612e-267x400Joshua T. Searle, FHEA FRHistS BA MA (Oxon) MTh PhD
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Email: j.searle@spurgeons.ac.uk

Mobile: 07425772210

A Northumbrian by birth and temperament, Joshua considers it a great privilege to be part of a vibrant and multi-cultural and multi-ethnic learning community at Spurgeon’s College. His experience at Spurgeon’s has taught him that there is no greater blessing as a teacher than seeing students’ lives and ministries being transformed by their studies. Joshua’s mission at Spurgeon’s is to see all students of Spurgeon’s College grow in grace and knowledge of the “boundless riches of Christ” and to realise their full potential in God.

After graduating from Oxford University (BA and MA), he pursued postgraduate studies in Prague (MTh) and then Dublin (PhD). Before starting work at Spurgeon’s in 2013, Joshua worked as a missionary in Donetsk, Ukraine. He has taught theology and philosophy in Germany, Ireland, the UK and Ukraine. Fluent in German and Russian and proficient in many Slavic languages, he has had an active ministry in Ukraine over many years in his capacity as Chair of Trustees of the charity, Dnipro Hope Mission: www.dniprohopemission.org. He occasionally speaks to the media, including the BBC, on issues relating to religion and politics in Ukraine.

His favourite writers are Plato, Nikolai Berdyaev and Thomas Mann. Outside his academic interests, Joshua enjoys cycling and swimming, learning foreign languages, and teaching his young son some of his favourite “Dad jokes!” He has also run marathons in support of Spurgeon’s students experiencing financial hardship. A loyal and long-suffering supporter of Middlesbrough FC, Joshua has had to learn the theological virtue of keeping hope alive, even in the most hopeless circumstances

Joshua lives with his family in East Surrey. He is a regular preacher and is also glad to receive invitations from other churches to preach and/or to speak about Spurgeon’s College. He is available to preach in English, Russian or German and can be contacted at j.searle@spurgeons.ac.uk

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Doctoral Supervision

As Director of Postgraduate Studies, I serve as Chair of Examiners at viva voce examinations of Spurgeon’s College doctoral candidates. I have also served as both an Internal and External Examiner in PhD examinations. I currently supervise doctoral candidates who are researching the following topics:

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