Dustin Resch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology

Email: dresch@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Arts and Science


BA, Briercrest College, 2000
MA Theological Studies, Briercrest Seminary, 2004
PhD, Western Religious Thought, McMaster University,
Department of Religious Studies, 2010

Areas of Specialization

The History of Doctrine, Christian Spirituality and Theological Ethics.


Dustin and his wife, Jolene, were born and raised in southern Saskatchewan.
They have two school-aged children: Nathanael and Charis.
Recently, Dustin was ordained a transitional deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada and serves with his family at the parish of St. Aidan in Moose Jaw.
Trained as a theologian, his current teaching and research interests arise out of his desire to see deep theological reflection integrate with faithful Christian practice. This has led him to focus his research in more recent years on topics in the history of Christian spirituality and practice such as prayer, marriage and celibacy, worship, confession, and the Lord's Supper.
His main interest outside of the church and his family is ethnic food, especially Indian and Middle Eastern. Sadly, however, his cooking skills are not as well-honed as his appetite.

Research Interests

My research has focused on the theological interpretation of Scripture and the history of the Church's reflection on the person of Christ, culminating in my work on Karl Barth's interpretation of the virgin birth. My teaching and research interests have more recently extended to theologies of spiritual formation and of the church.

Notable Publications

  • A Sign of Mystery: Karl Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.
  • "The Transfigured Garment of Christ: An Evangelical Engagement with von Balthasar's Theological Aesthetics of Scripture," Canadian Evangelical Review 36-37 (Fall 2008-Spring 2009), 39-50.
  • "The Fittingness and Harmony of Scripture: Toward an Irenaean Hermeneutic," Heythrop Journal 50.1 (2009): 74-84.
  • "Finitum (non) Capax Infiniti: The Sacramental Character of Scripture in the Theology of Donald Bloesch," Didaskalia 19 (Winter 2008): 1-21.
  • "A Burrowing Dog: Walter Williamson Bryden's Pastoral Rejection of Church Union," Didaskalia 15 (Winter, 2004): 1-15.
  • Review of Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology, by Gerald McKenney. International Journal of Systematic Theology (June, 2012): 373-375.
  • Review of Leading God's People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today, by Christopher A. Beeley, Reviews in Religion and Theology (2012): 9-11.
  • Review of Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal, by Paul Kolbert. Anglican Theological Review 93:3 (2011): 482-3.
  • Review of Participation in Christ: An Entry into Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics, by Adam Neder. Reviews in Religion and Theology 18.1 (2011): 171-3.
  • Review of In Adam's Fall: A Meditation on Original Sin, by Ian McFarland. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 40.4 (December 2011): 571-572.


Memberships and Affiliations

Canadian Evangelical Theological Association