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: September 2015

'By His Wounds We Have Been Healed'
Jackie Macadam explores the various facets of Christian healing

A New Chapter for 'Livingstone's Hospital'
Jane Davidson tells how a family pilgrimage led to partnership between Scotland and a Zambian hospital with links to the famous explorer

The Early Birds
The Rev Dr Iain Barclay reports on a ministry to the homeless 'down under'.

Reconnecting With the Past
How an ancient well dedicated to a Celtic saint was rediscovered

Relaying the Message
Pictures from Eco-congregation Scotland's Climate Justice Baton Relay around Scotland.

The Heart of the Matter
The Rt Rev Angus Morrison says that a Christian life must involve head, hand and heart

The Navigator's Church
John R Hume recommends a visit to a church associated with an early Irish missionary

Taming the Tongue
The Rev Dr Martin Fair continues his series on the book of James

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