2 John is one of the shortest books of the Bible but addresses two of the biggest challenges facing the young communities of followers of Jesus. The first regards the very nature of Jesus and specifically whether he was human or not. There was incredulity that the divine could possibly be expressed within the frailty of humanity. Yet the writer of 2 John defends the outrageous claims of Jesus: that we as humans can follow in the way of Christ and experience union with God. Secondly, this partnership with the Divine is the inspiration to pursue love as both the means and end of life. We will take up this challenge to seek a life of deeper union with God; and also consider how we deal with "authority" and balance "conservative" and "progressive" approaches to our faith.