Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 140 years, it has established itself as the voice of the Church of Scotland.

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.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription. Free Gaelic supplements are also available.

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Current issue: February 2020

Cover of the February 2020 issue of Life and Work
New Partnerships
Jackie Macadam learns about the successes and hurdles faced by uniting or linking parishes
Run With Patience
The life and faith of ultramarathon runner Dr Mark Calder
No Time to Waste
In the first in a series of columns marking the 50th anniversary of the Church of Scotland’s SRT (Society, Religion and Technology), Dr John Francis reflects on nuclear energy and weapons
A Medieval Church Court
Andrew Stevenson reports on a unique church court in the Channel Islands
A Spirit of Generosity
David Lynch reflects on the recent journey of stewardship in the Church of Scotland and the advance of new technology
The Church of Veere
Anne-Mary Paterson reflects on the history and legacy of the first overseas Church of Scotland
Be the Change You Want to See
In this month’s youth column, Matthew Macneil traces his faith journey, and his role in the Awakening Youth conference in Lewis
Everything Has to Go
Continuing his focus on 1 Thessalonians, the Rev Dr Martin Fair explains why there needs to be a turning away from one thing to another

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