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My name is Michael J. Sutton

It all started with an idea, that freedom matters especially when those freedoms are under attack by nations who have forgotten who they are, at a time when those freedoms matter the most. I started Freedom Matters Today in September 2021, at the height of Covid Hysteria with the hope of inspiring, encouraging and building community when governments were content on tearing everything down. It is, like all things, a journey, and the fight for freedom is just beginning. These are books for those who are free. Remember, freedom matters today because you matter to God. 

I was educated in Sydney, Australia. I graduated from the University of Sydney with a First Class Honours in Economics (Social Sciences), and a PhD in the Faculty of Economics and Business. I was a university lecturer and researcher in Japan for ten years with a focus on the multilateral trading system, and the politics and economy of Japan. Aside from learning Japanese, I studied the shakuhachi, the bamboo flute in the Tozan School. I was enriched by the writings of East Asian thinkers such as Inazo Nitobe and Uchimura Kanzo, as well as Endo Shusaku and Natsume Soseki. I discovered matsuri, yokai, and celebrated the seasons.  I then spent six months in Washington D.C. researching the strategic implications of demographic change.


I then had a career change and felt a call to the Christian ministry. In 2017, I completed a Master of Divinity from the Australian College of Theology and for a few years worked for a rural church in country NSW. During Covid Hysteria (2020-2023), I rediscovered freedom from a Christian perspective and established Freedom Matters Today. I realized for many reasons that I could not associate any longer with a religious institution that cared more about power and money than the love of God and the gospel. I oppose mandatory vaccinations, covid passports, lockdowns, all forms of fascism, war, and tax exemptions for churches. Each day, I seek to follow Jesus in the power of the Spirit, praying to the Father. 


For me, freedom is the heart of the Christian message. Without freedom, we have nothing. I am currently writing a sequel to 'The Third Tsunami' and 'The Curse of Crooked River,' as well as a book titled 'With Christ in the Wilderness.' 

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