I just picked up an issue of Cornerstone Magazine (circa 1994 – it was undated).
Within two minutes I found two articles that were interesting to me in 2009. One was an interview with Phillip Johnson (when Darwin on Trial was a recent phenomenon). Another was an article about whether or not magazines should be used as ministers of accountability.
Of course there’s a value in keeping up on the events and conversations of the day with newsweeklies and the papers, but the smart money is on giving these only a fraction of our study time.