undeceive: to free from deception, illusion or error



Every week on Undeceptions, we’ll explore some aspect of life, faith, history, culture, or ethics that is either much misunderstood or mostly forgotten. With the help of people who know what they’re talking about, we’ll be trying to ‘undeceive ourselves’, and let the truth ‘out’.

Episode 11 out now! Get the show notes >> 

EP 10: Historical Jesus

EP 9: Dominus illuminatio

EP 8: Cybersex trafficking.

EP 7: Gospel truth 

EP 6: Rational universe

EP 5: Social capital

EP 4: Moral classics

EP 3: God science

EP 2: Football free

EP 1: Old papers


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Meet the team

John’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, and media presenter. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity (2007-17). He has published 15 books, two of which became television documentaries, with a third, For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than you Ever Imagined, released in Australian cinemas in June 2018. He teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, Australia, and researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney, and during 2017-19 he is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford.

In 2019 he was appointed Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne), where he teaches across a range of on-campus and online subjects.

Head to johndickson.org for more on John’s speaking and writing activities.

Kaley Payne is the producer of Undeceptions. She is also deputy editor at Eternity, and has been on the editorial team since 2011.


Mark Hadley is the director for Undeceptions. He has produced and directed informative podcasts, programs and documentaries internationally for the past 30 years.

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