Editor's Note from July 07, 2016

Issue 52: Dreams, animal GPS, and astronaut churches. /

Sometimes it’s hard to tie together an issue’s essays. Not this time! Our dreams of flying like the birds took us to the moon.

But one sentence is probably too succinct for an editor’s note—and it doesn’t even ring true for me personally. I haven’t dreamed of flight since I was a kid. And even then, I never dreamed of flying like birds. I dreamed of clumsily floating, banging around my home with no anchor. In stressful times covering news for Christianity Today, my dreams were blissfully boring. In my favorites, I’d dream of reading a book, cooking breakfast, or just sitting. Was my brain trying to tell me something? And if so, is it trying to tell me something now, when I wake up completely unaware of my dreams?

“Tell a dream, lose a reader,” goes the old advice attributed to Henry James. So I won’t go on; this issue is so delightful I don’t want to lose any of you.

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Also in this Issue

Issue 52 / July 7, 2016
  1. What Dreams Are Really Made Of

    Why we’ve always tried to find transcendent meaning in an ordinary, everynight event. /

  2. What Color Is North?

    How birds and other animals travel so far so accurately. /

  3. Bless Thou the Astronauts

    How the church shaped early lunar exploration. /

  4. A Dream Song (II)

    “The stars are spinning their threads.” /

  5. Wonder on the Web

    Issue 52: Links to amazing stuff.

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