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: December 2023
Reaching Out at Christmas: Churches and charities supporting their local communities
Letter from the Holy Land: The Rev Muriel Pearson reflects on the message of the birth of the Prince of Peace
‘Nothing is Impossible With God’: the Moderator urges readers to listen for the spirit during Advent
Time to Pause: The Rev Roddy Hamilton urges us to find space to consider every aspect of the Advent story anew
‘We Must Care for the Vulnerable’
Marking World AIDS Day on December 1, a Bolivian campaigner living with HIV talks about her work
A Labyrinth Ministry
In his final column as Sanctuary First minister, the Very Rev Albert Bogle reflects on the power of journey
‘Christian faith is rooted in the physical’
The Rev Dr Richard Frazer links physical wellbeing to spiritual health
Sharing ‘the fragrance of His love’
A young Church member who moved to Scotland from Nigeria last year shares his story
The Art of Peacebuilding
Concluding her series of Bible studies, Ruth Harvey reflects on the place of ‘voicewalkers’
Plus: official updates from the Assembly Trustees and Faith Action Programme, 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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