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.
Visit the Life and Work website for regular news and exclusive features, including weekly Coronavirus Diaries from Church of Scotland partners around the world. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Current issue: January 2024
The Nuclear Debate at 70
Reflections from veteran campaigners, a former submariner and a minister whose old parish included Faslane
Coffee, a Chat and a Calling
In the first part of a new series on ministry recruitment, the Very Rev Dr Martin Fair highlights the role of encouragers in the birth of ministries
‘A Real Sense of Letting Go’
How a service of loss and renewal helped people heal and find peace.
‘Everything is a Challenge’
The leader of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar explains the challenges of civil unrest and natural disaster – and how the Church of Scotland is helping.
In the first part of a new series looking at the life of Joseph, the Very Rev Colin Sinclair considers Genesis 37:1-11.
The Meeting Place of 2024
The Rev Ruth Kennedy explains why the digital world is the meeting place of today.
The Rev Roddy Hamilton on worship
Reflection by the Rev Dr Richard Frazer
Youth column: Emily Kerrigan
My Church: Dot Getliffe DCS
View from the Pulpit: the Rev Jim Reid
Plus: official updates from the Assembly Trustees and Faith Action Programme, readers’ pictures, news, letters, reviews and puzzles – all for £3.50. Visit www.lifeandwork.org/subscribe or speak to your church’s Life and Work co-ordinator.
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