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Brad Doerksen, MA, MSc

Instructor in History
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Teaches:
  • History of Christianity
  The study of history should teach us humility and hospitality; which should in turn shape our life together. 

Teaching Philosophy

The goal of the historian is to understand the other on their own terms as a starting point for study and dialogue. The goal of the librarian is to help students find others as dialogue partners for their study. I have the great privilege of bringing these two things together and helping students understand their own faith and their local church within the context of a wide range of others who have gone before us.

Background

Brad grew up in southeastern Manitoba, gaining an appreciation for cycling country backroads, prairie sunsets, and studying the faith of his ancestors, both genealogical and spiritual. Having lived and studied in all four western provinces, Brad came to pursue a profession in librarianship while making Saskatchewan home. After a decade and a half as library director at Briercrest, he now serves as the student success librarian at the University of Regina.

Education

MSc, The Robert Gordon University, 2006
MA, Briercrest College and Seminary, 2002
BAR, Rocky Mountain College, 1996

Research

Information Literacy
Institutional Literacy
Revivalism

Publications

"A Different Kind of Embedded Librarian" The Christian Librarian. (forthcoming) "The Blue Sweater" [book review] The Christian Librarian. 54, no.1 (Spring 2011) 34 "A Fragile Stone: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter" [book review] The Christian Librarian. 47, no. 2 (Spring 2004) 74-75. "Did Jonathan Edwards Change His Mind?" in Scholarship in the Plain: Essays in Honour of Bruce Hindmarsh ed. Carla Hoffmann. Caronport, SK: Vanidee Press, 2001.

Throughout my adventures this year, I have made some incredible friendships with amazing people who have challenged me to grow in my faith, embrace hope in the future, and break out of my comfort zone.
Loris Tiede