Brad Doerksen, MA, MSc, BAR

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

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.


Brad currently serves as the Student Success Librarian at the University of Regina as well as visiting faculty at BCS. Born and raised in Manitoba, Brad has both lived and studied in all four western provinces. He currently resides in Caronport and enjoys cycling, canoeing, and solving puzzles as well as studying the history of Christianity and biblical theology.


MSc Information and Library Services, The Robert Gordon University, 2006
MA Historical Theology, Briercrest College and Seminary, 2002
BAR, Rocky Mountain College, 1996


Information Literacy
Institutional Literacy


  • “Institutional Literacy and Libraries: Addressing Library Anxiety with a Personal Librarian Program” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, vol 15, no. 2 (April 2021) pp. 1-19.
  • "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.