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, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine continues to be published and distributed to our loyal readers. If you need to contact our team, please email editorial enquiries to magazine@lifeandwork.org or all other enquiries to admin@lifeandwork.org.

This month, we have launched Lockdown Weekly, a free weekly update which we hope will be a useful resource to help people keep in touch with events in the Church of Scotland while churches are shut and many of us are in isolation. Free every Friday to download from the Life and Work website.

Current issue: February 2021

Life and Work February 2021 Cover
‘We Are Not Enemies’
Church of Scotland ministers and staff from America reflect on how the country can move forward following the Presidential election
Getting the Message Over
Lawyer Iain Mitchell QC tells Jackie Macadam about his call to the Bar – and preaching in the Church of Scotland
Lenten Reflections
The first two in a series of reflections for each Sunday in Lent
My Life is in Christ
The Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair considers the difference between passions and the meaning of life
The Art of Reconciliation
Ruth Harvey reflects on the commandments which contribute to peacekeeping
Caring for Creation
In this month’s youth column, members of CoSY Glasgow describe their recent work
The Beginning of Wisdom
The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers explains why love overcomes fear

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