Geography

Dr. Bruce Martin

Dr. Bruce Martin teaches geography online at Corpus Christi College, Crandall University, and Briercrest College. He has also taught geography and/or theology at Acadia University, Carey Theological College, Tyndale Seminary, Tyndale University College, and Taylor University College.

Bruce appreciates the positive dialogue that can exist between science and Christian faith. He also enjoys exploring the practical ethical imperative that Christian faith can provide for living in relationship with the natural world. In 2016, Bruce was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, U.K. (the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion) and the recipient of a Study Grant from the Louisville Institute.

Originally from Vancouver and a graduate of UBC, Bruce now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Bruce has been active on and chaired School Councils at Catholic Central High, St. Francis Junior High, and St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Elementary Schools (Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Division).

In his spare time, Bruce has volunteered with the City of Lethbridge in affordable housing and environmental issues. He enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and painting. He is still searching for the perfect dark chocolate.

Discipline

Geography

Education

  • Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
  • M.Div. (Acadia University)
  • M.A. (University of British Columbia)
  • B.A. (University of British Columbia)

Selected Publications and Academic Presentations:

  • “A Physicist, Geographer, and Biologist go into a Church, and …: Scientists in Canadian Congregations.” Paper presented at ‘From Sea to Sea to Sea: Christianity in Canada’ Conference, Trinity Western University, May 2018
  • www.scientistsincongregations.ca website. 2017
  • Sustainable Development and the Kingdom of God. Missio Dei June 2013 5(2).
  • Pastoring in Pain: Serving God When You Suffer. Ministry: International Journal for Pastors. January 2010.
  • Lord of Lark and Lightning: Reassessing Celtic Christianity’s Ecological Emphases. Journal of Religion and Society. Volume 6 (2004).
  • Transforming a Local Church Congregation through Action Research. Educational Action Research 9(2). 2001. Pp. 261-278.
  • Sympathetic and Synthetic Faith. A Rocha Canada News 8, July 2001. Pp. 2-3
  • We Live in God’s Art Gallery. A Rocha Canada News 2, January 2000. Pp. 1-2.
  • ‘Living’ education: Action research as a practical approach to congregational education. Religious Education 95(2). 2000. Pp. 152-166.
  • Pastors’ voices on pastoral education. Christian Education Journal 3 NS(1). 1999. Pp. 91-108.

GEOG 102: Introduction to Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

A study of the basic principles of climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeography, including human induced changes. Laboratory exercises required.

GEOG 103: Introduction to Physical Geography: Landforms and Vegetation

A study of the physical and biological processes governing the evolution and distribution of landforms, soils, and vegetation of the Earth, and the impact of humans. This course is an introduction to geomorphology, the scientific study of the landscape and landscape formation processes. In the course, students will be introduced to the physical structure of the earth, earth materials, the nature and formation of major landform features on the earth’s surface, and the processes that continue to shape the landscape as rivers, oceans, glaciers, winds, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

GEOG 206: Geography of British Columbia

This course is designed to acquaint students with the physical, economic, historical, and human characteristics of the various regions in British Columbia.