Briercrest Blog

  • Are you a Rhoda Cairns or a Wes Olmstead this grad season? Sentimental or stoked, we're thankful for all our 2019 graduates.

    Your grad 2019 mood

    With such a monumental accomplishment, it's only natural that a few emotions bubble up the surface. What's your grad 2019 mood?

  • 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.

  • 15 Tips for Briercrest Freshmen

    15 tips to help you live your best Briercrest life

  • Briercrest President Michael Pawelke

    Thank you for your support

    Donor generosity touches every aspect of life at Briercrest, and we are committed as an institution to stewarding these gifts well. Thank you for remembering us in your prayers and in your gifts.

  • Many hats, many benefits

    Everyone's favourite NT professor/basketball coach/outfitter/guitar player/baby calf defender, Carl Hinderager, PhD, shares the advantages of wearing more than one hat in an age of specialization.

  • Going to the movies

    Catch Professor Ken Moser's tips for getting the most out of the "mother of all social media": the movies.

  • What is leadership?

    What is leadership? Who is a leader? Michael Pawelke explores biblical leadership and the vision to "inspire leaders to equip the Church and engage the world."

  • Four tips for vocal health

    Ron DeJager, DMA, shares four tips for keeping your voice healthy this summer.

  • Ten reminders that you're not in Caronport anymore

    Here are ten things that students who miss Caronport will know to be true.

  • Life after marking

    Read what Matthew Zantingh, PhD, has to say about the rhythms of teaching and the joys of intro-level English courses.

  • Kevin Daugherty, PhD

    Life Together

    Kevin Daugherty, PhD, explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Life Together" and its continued relevance for the Western Church.

  • Sharing our faith

    Sharing our faith in our cultural context today is tricky business as it is perhaps the most politically incorrect thing we can do. And yet, we have a message of hope and life and we have to share it.

  • Charles Hackney

    Wisdom is Supreme

    How do we grow in wisdom? Charles Hackney, PhD, shares about his upcoming project and the Christian psychologist's approach to wisdom.

  • Numbering our days

    Prof. David Catterick reflects on his life as a servant of Jesus and what it means to means to number our days.

  • God wants to be together with us

    At Christmas, people want to be together - enjoying a meal, making cookies, decorating the tree, or sipping hot chocolate by a fire. Just being together generates joy.

  • Julie Thiessen

    A guide to Briercrest Novembers...as told through GIFS!

    It's November. School work, essays, assignments, and looming tests are an unscalable mountain...but here are some tips how to get through it!

I came to Briercrest as a mature student who was very new to the faith. While I am grateful for the formal learning experiences, the relationships I formed here are what really breathed life into what I was studying.
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