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: February 2016

The Changing Face of Worship
Thomas Baldwin looks at the patterns of worship evolving in the Church of Scotland today.

On the Streets and Overseas
Part two of our focus on the Guild's latest partner projects, looking at the Street Pastors and Mission International.

'Life with Jesus is Never Dull'
Kirsty Wyllie, a Christian writer, tells Jackie Macadam about her life in the church, her career and living with cerebral palsy.

Credit Unions and the Church
Charles Sim calls on churches and members to consider credit unions as an ethical form of finance.

Church Census Day
The Rev Dr Fiona Tweedie highlights the importance of Church Census Day in Scotland.

'Big Sing' Success in Dunfermline
Lynne McNeil reports from the Guild's praise event.

'Too Important Not to Share'
The Moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, offers a clarion call to mission.

Jesus and Women
Youth Moderator, Hannah Mary Goodlad, argues that Jesus was a feminist.

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