Our monthly reflections are ideal for personal reflection, for introduction to a small group, or for your church magazine.
You can read this month's reflection, 'The purpose of Lent is not Lent' by Dr Paula Gooder.
You may also be interested in our previous reflections, grouped by year.
- 'Half way to a new habit' which reflects on New Year's Resolutions and how to really form new habits.
- Taking off the superhero mask, which draws upon our campaign to help protect 16 and 17 year olds at risk of sexual explotation.
- Showing hospitality to strangers, reflects upon the refugee crisis.
- Who do you say that I am? looks towards the new academic year and all the opportunities and uncertainties that come with it.
- Just another coffee? reflects on our new theology papers and youth work.
- Solo Diving linking our campaign to protect young people from neglect and skydiving
- Celebrating volunteers, for Volunteers' Week.
- Interconnectedness about the image of the vine and the branches.
- Knock knock, who's there? about our campaign to stop councils sending baliffs to houses with children
- Our Lenten weekly reflection sheets
- Show some warmth, about our campaign to protect children in families in energy debt
- Jesus: not just for Christmas, about our hopes and fears for the new year
- Choose your own ending, about changing the story for children
- The glory of God's creations, about being created in God's image
- New year, new beginnings, about the new school year
- School's out for summer, about summer holidays
- Worth staying up for?, about the World Cup
- Time for smiles, a reflection by one of our volunteers for Volunteers' Week
- Agents of hope, about our Debt Trap campaign
- Our Lent reflections, by authors including Janet Morley and Rt Revd David Walker, exploring what poverty means to children and young people beyond lack of money
- Choice, about our recent report on the number of children growing up in cold homes
- Love benefits all, about the Who Benefits? campaign
- Offering a true welcome, about welcoming children with humility
- Taking notice, which looks at some of the advice from our well-being research
- At the heart of everything, about how the church can contribute to the debate on child poverty
- The quiet scandal of child poverty, by Nick Harding, Children’s Ministry Advisor at the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
- Inclusive leadership, by Rev Dr Kate Coleman about creating communities that are richer for everyone
- New life, about beginnings and our early years work
- Mixed blessings, on the language we use about poverty
- Little Angels?, about our work with destitute asylum seekers and the End Forced Destitution campaign
- Our greatest need, by Rev Jonathan Edwards, General Secretary of the Baptist Union on our need for wisdom
- Unfamiliar territory, by the Right Rev Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford after visiting our EYPDAS project
- Participation in the body of Christ from Ruth Burgess at our Youth Development Project at the Diocese of London
- Recognising Jesus about our report on children's journey's through the asylum process
- Glorious mud, on this year's Greenbelt festival and our work with young runaways
- Our daily bread and free school meals, about our Fair and Square campaign