Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 130 years, it has established itself as the pre-eminent voice of the Church of Scotland. You can read more about its history here.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics and the arts. Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues, a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life, reviews of the latest books, videos and Christian resources, and regular features on the Church worldwide. Find out how to take out a subscription.

The current issue: March 2014 

Breaking Down Barriers 

Marking International Women’s Day on March 8, we discuss the changing role of women in the Church. Includes interviews with the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Lorna Hood; Pauline Weibye, Secretary to the Council of Assembly; and Ruth Rankin, the young minister’s wife who featured in a BBC series early this year.

Encounter at The Well 

Jackie Macadam celebrates the multi-cultural advice centre in Glasgow, established by the Church of Scotland 20 years ago.

The ‘Invisible Church’

Steve Aisthorpe offers further insight into research on Christians who don’t go to church.

A Gift of the Spirit

The Rev Gordon Jamieson believes good management is God-given.

‘A Wonderful Message of Hope’

The Moderator highlights the importance of chaplaincy in the Church.

‘God Alone is Great’

Donald Macleod offers a reminder of the purpose of worship.

A Taste of Intimacy

The Rev Dr Martin Fair emphasises the importance of experience and encounter in sharing faith.

A Neverending Task

An interview with Clapperton Mayuni, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Malawi.

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