President Michael Pawelke President Pawelke's Blog


Oct 2, 2017  He must increase, but I must decrease

Failure will visit us all and from time to time and so will success. John the Baptist knew the excitement and elixir of seeing people get their lives right with God. But as Jesus' ministry gained momentum, John soon becoming yesterday's story.



Aug 30, 2016  Serve the Lord with energy

As students arrive on campus this week lets welcome them with joy, introduce them to others with warmth, orientate them with enthusiasm, engage them during their time here at Briercrest with fervor, and pour God's Word into them with spiritual passion.









Apr 18, 2016  Jesus' Identity Statements

The Apostle John records several of Jesus' identity statements. I am sure we have all heard messages on these before, but allow your mind and spirit to be refreshed with these incredible statements:





Mar 23, 2016  Passion Week

This week take some time to quietly worship in humility and contrition and yet, with gratitude for what we have in Christ and who we have with Christ.



Feb 22, 2016  Stay Fresh, Humble and Teachable

We live and work in a uniquely privileged setting, surrounded by outstanding teachers and learning resources. There is the risk of thinking we have sufficient and superior understanding and this can lead to an unteachable spirit accompanied with pride.





Jan 4, 2016  The New Year

As we roll up our sleeves for what lies ahead in 2016 let's do so with a clean, confessed heart, and a keen awareness of God's provision and faithfulness to resource us for all that He has in store for us.









Aug 24, 2015  Discipleship

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2, NIV).






Sep 15, 2014  God, Do You Love Me?

When children are young they always seem to be looking for attention. They hunger for affection, affirmation, and approval. Even in misbehavior they are often askin...







Jun 23, 2014  Following

I have been in the Gospel of John for my personal devotions lately. I just spent time in that wonderful passage on the restoration of Peter following his three deni...



Jun 16, 2014  High School Grad

This weekend Caronport High School celebrated the graduation of our grade 12 students. It was a great weekend indeed, as was the Briercrest College and Seminary gra...



May 20, 2014  Having a Meal Together

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (R...



Apr 14, 2014  Easter

I know that this is an intense week for many – with final exams, marking, and graduation preparations. But this is also the passion week and I invite all of u...



Apr 7, 2014  Feasts

 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the Lord that you shall proclaim as h...



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