Briercrest Blog

  • Alan Guenther, PhD

    Hymn Books at the John Rylands Library

    You've taken History of Christianity 2 with him. Now hear Alan Guenther, PhD, share about his summer in Manchester researching hymnology.

  • Blayne Banting, Professor of Christian Ministry

    Weird Stuff We Believe

    “Do we want to show people we have something different to offer by showing them we’re just like them?” Blayne Banting, Professor of Christian Ministry, wants the Canadian Church to be weird again. Here’s why you should, too.

  • Jason Ballard

    The 5 Stages of YQ Withdrawal

    With YQ having come and gone and so many people being on campus, the weekend can seem like a whirlwind. Now that there’s space to look back, the memories and the emotions seem all too real. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you process your grief

  • Dustin Unger

    The every-day present God

    Our registrar, Dustin Unger, writes on practicing Paul's directions to "pray without ceasing" in everyday life.

  • Worship

    What is God looking for in worship?

    President Michael Pawelke exhorts us to sincere, biblical worship in response to the revelation of God.

  • Sam Berg

    Do I have enough self-esteem?

    Do I have to love myself before I can love someone else? Sam Berg, DMin, compares the popular psychology of self-love with the Biblical command to love one's neighbour.

  • Capt The Rev Eric Davis representing Briercrest at ALERT, a Canadian military outpost in the North Pole.

    Student Story: Capt The Rev Eric Davis

    Capt The Rev Eric Davis, current Seminary student and military chaplain, shares about serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, overcoming mental health obstacles, and studying Christian Counselling at Briercrest.

  • Chris Kayler

    Poetry and the Christian performer

    Christopher Kayler, DMA, writes about being a classical pianist and finding gospel truth in unlikely places.

  • A life-changing lecture?

    About a month ago I attended a public lecture by the controversial professor, psychologist, and YouTube sensation Jordan Peterson. He's on a tour promoting 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos, a best-selling book of moral advice.

  • Beyond Consumers

    Biblical greatness is not found in position or authority; it is found in selfless, even sacrificial service. Jesus was not asking us to see people like consumers, he was asking us to be observant to present needs as well as to deeper, hidden needs.

Having knowledge from Briercrest has been phenomenal in assisting with things in my ministry that I never would have figured out before. I think this is the best place I have ever been. The format is incredible and the teachers are incredible.
Capt The Rev Eric Davis (Seminary)