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I was recently interviewed by the very cool Currey Blandford for his podcast, A Theology of Hustle. (The episode can also be played/downloaded from iTunes.) If you found this site, human365.org, from Currey's, welcome. Feel free to take a look a look around.

If this is the first you've heard of Curry or his podcast, you might want to check him out. He is a fun, smart guy and a great interviewer.

Twice this morning, I found a better route (the first, significantly shorter, the second, avoiding a big hill and a busy intersection – two things that are important when you’re on a bicycle in the summertime in Durham, North Carolina). I was able to navigate around these obstacles because I’ve been in Durham so long.

I’ve always read the books of Ezra and Nehemiah as if the events happened seamlessly, one after another and, to be honest, a little bit “by magic.” I have always taken it for granted that God somehow just “did something” and that everything happened pretty quickly. This time through, I took a deeper look into the story – into the details and the drama –  for the miraculous ways God worked through (instead of “in spite of”) history and people.

If you are traveling internationally, a passport is a critical tool. It tells the world who you are and where you are from. Depending on where you are visiting, where you are from can prevent your entry or can open all kinds of doors. Similarly, where your heart comes from can have all kinds of effects.

Sometimes, it's what you don't say that is the most encouraging.

As the news about Jesus spread beyond the epicenter of Jerusalem and was believed by people outside the original Jewish community, one question that quickly arose is, "Just how Jewish should these new people be required to become?" Some wanted high performance and high standards: all the Jewish laws must be kept!