Monday, June 05, 2006

Journals and magazines to which I subscribe

1. Sojourners
2. First Things
3. The Christian Century
4. Pro Ecclesia
5. Word and World
6. The Scottish Journal of Theology
7. Theology Today
8. Leadership
9. The American Scholar
10. Paste
11. Runner's World
12. Readymade
13. The Lutheran Quarterly
14. Lutheran Forum
15. Church History
16. Wisconsin Trails
17. MacWorld

There may be others.

Magazines I've stopped subscribing to (not always for any particular reason), but used to read:

1. The Atlantic
2. Harpers
3. New York Review of Books
4. The New Yorker
5. Christianity Today
6. Books and Culture
7. Madison Magazine

Magazines I'd love to subscribe to, but just haven't for reasons of time and expense:

1. Tikkun
2. The Wilson Quarterly
3. Rolling Stone
4. Adbusters
5. American Bungalow
6. Dwell

This was really fun. If you make your own list, send me a link and I'll link to it on the blog.


  1. Whew, that's a lot of magazines....but do you read them? ha. Well, some people read faster than I do.

    My DH recently added another magazine subscription to our already too large list. I wondered why add something more that we don't have time to read? We sure get lots of magazines that are "free" to those who contribute money to a cause. Some of these are great reads. Makes me wonder how much of the money goes to the cause and how much to glossy paper.

    I have really mixed feelings when the so called environmental organizations send so many magazines. Lots of trees cut down, lots of ink used, lots of waste water contributed to the environment, as well as fossil fuels to transport all that paper all over the US.

  2. Wow - that's lots of magazines. I'll post on my blog soon (but it will be a short list!). With ProclaimingSoftly, I wonder how you find the time to read them all!

  3. Some of the quarterly volumes I pile up, and then take on the airplane or at other times when I've got some extra sit-around time to read. Sojo, FT, Christian Century, and a few others I basically read front to back as soon as they arrive. Also, with the scholarly volumes (like Church History, Theology Today, etc.), I do read selectively. Not every essay interests me enough to spend time on it.

    On the other hand, I have often found that reading essays can be more productive than reading a whole book on a subject- sometimes books are simply essays with padding, and would have been better off (but of course less lucrative) left at journal and essay length.