President's Blog

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Worship

    What is God looking for in worship?

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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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 passio

  • Are you growing, changing, clothing yourself with virtue, and becoming more like Christ?

    Change appears to take place when there is a dynamic cooperation between the human (our choices) and the divine (God giving us supernatural ability).

  • Institutional Impact

    A look at our impact from the 2015-16 school year.

  • The Church And the Marketplace

    We are seeking to inspire students to become agents of influence;

  • 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:

  • Pray

    We trust in the Lord and that is why we pray.

  • 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.

  • 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 prid

  • Shepherding

    God had a sobering rebuke for those who were cavalier in their teaching and leadership.

  • 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.

  • Christmas

    As we celebrate this Christmas, let's reflect on this King's arrival and his rule in our lives!

  • Being Consumed by the Holy Spirit

    Live moment by moment with the awareness that the God of the universe dwells inside of you and wants to empower you.

Most satisfying: the support and encouragement from the staff, faculty, and students that can only be achieved in this particular learning community. Most disappointing: that it took me so long to find this place.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015 (College)