The New Criterion is a monthly journal of opinion that reviews the arts and intellectual life. It’s been around since the early 80s and is almost always worth reading. It is not at all a Christian publication; it is not even religious. It is, however, written by people who take art, culture, and the life of the mind seriously: people who stand in the tradition of, say, Matthew Arnold or Jacques Barzun. They are genuine humanists (as opposed to the pretenders who publish The Humanist) in the sense that they value the humanities. Because of their rejection of Christianity, they get some things wrong. Because of common grace and the Imago Dei, they get a good bit right. This month’s edition is particularly worthwhile, and I’ll be posting links to individual articles over the next several days.