**UPDATED 27th March
Many of us will be spending much more time at home or will have free time on our hands in the weeks ahead. Below are a selection of helpful Christian resources that might help us use that time to become more like Christ. We'll add more links in the coming days and weeks.
The Gospel Coalition have a website full of thoughtful, biblical articles on all aspects of the Christian faith. There are a lot of helpful articles here on reacting to the current pandemic.
Desiring God has been set up to "to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ." There are thousands of articles, sermons, podcasts, and more, to do just that.
If you never get around to reading Christian books then now's your chance! The following offer affordable Christian books, Bible reading notes, outreach material and more:
10ofThose - based in Leyland they're currently offering packs of 20 or more books for all ages at hugely discounted prices.
The Good Book Company - a UK Christian publisher who "create and select trustworthy, relevant and accessible resources that will encourage you and your church family to keep going, keep growing and keep sharing your faith."
That Happy Certainty - a blog by Robin Ham, a pioneer pastor in Barrow-in-Furness. Every Sunday he produces The Sunday Refill; seven links to Christian articles or websites that have been doing the rounds during the last week.
**Christian Counselling & Education Foundation (CCEF) have lots of helpful blog posts and articles about how the gospel speaks into real, everyday life.
Clayton TV - "broadcasting excellent, free, Bible teaching, music and courses for Christians around the world. New programmes and live content weekly."
The following offer a range of regular and weekly Christian podcasts:
The Good Book Company
Faith in Kids - produce two podcasts, one aimed at children and the other for parents on the struggles and joys of raising kids to follow Christ.
For children and young people
Mr Phil TV - Bible teaching videos from the creator of Veggie Tales and What's in the Bible?
Big Picture Bible Crafts - free PDF with lots of craft ideas.
LifeWay Kids at Home - free Christian resources to use with kids at home during the pandemic.
Minno - subscription streaming service for Christian kids content