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Christmas Devotional – The Power of Reflection

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2 v 19 The months leading up to the birth of Jesus must have been crazy for Mary & Joseph who were dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, a major journey, wedding... (more)

Christmas Devotional – Joseph’s Choice: Our Choice

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law... (more)

Christmas Devotional – How to Accept a Challenge from God

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said... (more)

Christmas Devotional – Meet the Ancestors

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar... (more)

Appointment with the Dean

I had an appointment with the Dean of Medicine. Sir John (now Lord) Walton was short in stature but a towering figure to the medical student, which is what I was then. He was not going to be happy. I was about to tell him that I was giving up... (more)

The Best Way to Start a Friday

We wanted to get the students spending more time together, and given the busy lives they all lead, it seems to be that the only free time is 8am Friday mornings, when most of our friends and course-mates are still in the land of nod. Yet it has... (more)

FP Trip to China – Banquets in Beijing

Newcastle has never felt so quiet (or the air so clean!). On Wednesday, our FP team arrived back in the UK – tired, satisfied and ready to attack the next stage of life with vigour. (Well, we left four adventurers in Beijing for another... (more)

FP Trip to China Update

We are now on day 7 of our China trip and continue to have an amazing time with lots of fun and experience of God’s blessing on this place. On Friday, we had a day trip away from the centre exploring some of this beautiful land! We started... (more)

FP Trip to China

Myself and 11 other FP students from across the North of England are on a trip to China at the moment! Our team is being led by the lovely Christine Lee and Kate Allen from City Church. We arrived in Quingyundian, Beijing on Sunday night after a... (more)

A Pilgrim’s Progress

How well do you think you’re progressing in the Christian life? How’s your growth in God in coming along? Maybe you never stop to think about it – and even if you do, how would you measure such a thing? How would you know? We all find ourselves... (more)