What is it about stories? Why are they so easy to listen to? Why are lectures so... not... sometimes... ?

We haven't got answer for those, but stories have been big in the Christian community since the early days. From Jesus telling parables to the testimony of early Christians, true testimonies shared have always been a powerful way of introducing people to the Christian faith. As Peter writes, we should 'Always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have.' 1 Peter 3:15

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January 17, 2018

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December 8, 2019

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – GK Chesterton

To be Conservative is to be anti-Labour, to be Labour is to kick out the Tories. To be atheist is to be anti-religion, to be religious is to...

November 29, 2019

 Photo taken at Youth 2000 Summer Festival. 

"I have truly come to know God’s love for me, and this has transformed the way I see myself and those around me."

It is a commonly expressed belief that going to university changes you.  I was not sure that my university...

November 21, 2019

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30-31

What makes us people? It is a profound...

November 14, 2019

‘And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.’ 1 John 4:16-18

As long as I can remember I have struggled with self-worth, in particular the feeling that I’m not enough. I’ve often thought that if I...

November 7, 2019

When I arrived at the University of Nottingham Open Day I had no doubt that this was where I would end up in two summers time. I just knew that this was the place where ‘the universe’ wanted me to be. I didn’t bother looking round anywhere else or even researching my c...

April 22, 2018

I had wanted to do a year abroad before I had even chosen the UK university I wanted to attend. None of my older siblings had done one, my parents were supportive of it, and there was an opportunity to put off the real world for an extra year. Beyond that, it needed no...

January 31, 2018

I was brought up in an amazing Catholic family, and have been a member of the same parish my whole life. Both my parents and grandparents are/were active in the community and, as a child and young teenager, I longed to follow in their footsteps - becoming a reader at t...

January 17, 2018

The first term of uni can be a challenge, faith-wise. Living away from home, away from your family and parish community for the first time can really be a time for questioning your faith. 

How much of it do you share with your new friends? How do you keep practicing you...