Briercrest Blog

  • Truitt Wiensz

    Light

    This advent season, follow along as Truitt Wiensz describes the wonder of light throughout Scripture and science.

  • Sergio Ribeiro

    Get to know Sergio Ribeiro

    Hear from Sergio Ribeiro, our new Professor of Business who comes from Sao Paulo, Brazil and enjoys researching smart cities, management information systems, and artificial intelligence.

  • Alex Cheing

    Get to know Alex Cheing

    Meet Alex Cheing, our new professor who is bringing his multinational corporate experience and passion for business strategy to the classroom.

  • Keeping the Faith

    Why Christian higher education?

    In a time when young adults are leaving the faith in overwhelming numbers, what is the role of Christian higher education? President Michael Pawelke describes the difference Christian education can make for students.

  • Joel Houston, PhD

    Get to know Joel Houston

    Hear from Joel Houston: a Nipawin native, Briercrest alumnus, and theologian of technology.

  • Darren Dahl, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    Get to know Darren Dahl

    Hear from Darren Dahl, out newest professor, on Philosophy 100, the role of Christian philosophers, and asking good questions.

  • Chance Pahl, PhD

    Summer doldrums

    Struggling to slow down this summer? Let Dr. Chance Pahl convince you of the importance of resting now (for the sake of your future).

  • Briercrest Students at Qwanoes

    Just camp things

    Briercrest is connected with camps across Canada, many of which are staffed by our students and alumni. In preparation for the camp season, here's a list of the things we love that just scream "camp."

  • Geoff Dresser

    On the Mountaintop

    Click to read an excerpt from Professor Geoff Dresser's recent novel!

  • President Michael Pawelke

    Thinking crazy or thinking biblically

    Followers of Christ must be willing to unlearn incorrect mental models and replace them with correct mental models leading to the shaping of a Christian worldview. President Michael Pawelke shares a case study in the power of biblical thinking.

  • Professor Lori Peters

    A tribute to buoys and anchors

    “We are lucky to have a long tradition of faithfulness amongst our faculty.” Professor Lori Peters remembers the impact of faithful faculty members in the lives of students past and present—including herself!

  • Archibald Library

    Summer 2019 faculty reading list

    Special Faculty Blog alert: we asked staff and faculty members to recommend some of their favourite books. Start your summer reading with a pick from your Briercrest Faculty reading list... and try not to miss your profs too much.

  • 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: Captain The Reverend 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.

It was [at Briercrest] that my faith changed from an organized set of beliefs to a realization that there is a God and He is good and worthy of our life.
Luke Rafuse (College)