Life and Work

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JUNE 2020
On the Frontline With Covid-19

The stories of some of the frontline workers – in hospitals, prisons, schools and the police force – dealing with the impact of the pandemic

Coming Home
Jackie Macadam hears about the early life of Margaret Beetham, daughter of Church of Scotland missionary and theologian Lesslie Newbigin

21st Century Churches
The start of a new series looking at church buildings in the 21st century hears from a minister and an architect who have been involved in new building projects

The Strength of a Seed
In the continuing series marking the 50th anniversary of the Church of Scotland’s SRT, biologist Ruth Bancewicz says the church should draw attention to the wonders of God’s creation

In Love, Faith and Hope
Dana McQuater, the last Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly in its current form, reflects on some of the highlights of her year in office.

Family Feuds
Continuing her series on conflict and reconciliation, Ruth Harvey looks at Joseph’s story in Genesis 37.

‘We Are Deeply Connected’
The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers considers the long-term impact of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on churches.

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