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This site exists because of requests for the material here, however, the site will close towards the end of 2022. The content is for those exploring how to live as followers of the Biblical Jesus in contemporary Australia.


1 John 3.18-24. Love, not hate

Michael Flynn In a world of moral ambiguity it is hard to decide who are the good, the bad or the good-bad or even the bad-good guys. It all leaves…

1 John 3.1-10. Doing good

How do we recognise people from the same family? Physical traits? Habits? Interests? The question John asks is how do we recognise a child of God? The question is still…

Child Safety that risks Volunteers

Michael Flynn (May 2022, updated July to acknowledge that reviews are underway) This is personal. While I was preparing this article I had coffee with a friend who worships in…

1 John 2.18-29. Division

I do not want to make judgements on whether someone is a Christian or not if they claim to be one. However, John unsettles my tolerant comfort because he writes…

1 John 2.7-17. The old is new

To derail trust in God we simply present a new thing to trust in. This sales pitch will be effective because, in our city ‘new’ means more up-to-date, more relevant,…

1 John 1. Certainty

To a people who are uncertain John proclaims the certainty Jesus Christ as the coming of life himself into the world. Like us, the people who John wrote to knew…