John Potter

About John Potter

John Potter was born in South Australia in 1934. He is married to Judy and has four children. John began professional life as an agricultural scientist with the South Australian Department of Agriculture 1957-1976. In 1976 he and Judy were sovereignly called of God to work in Africa. This led to involvement in education and a return to academic life for a season, first as a student and later as a lecturer. John holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor degree in Education Management, and a Master degree in Education Philosophy/Psychology.

Throughout his life John has maintained a strong Christian worldview. He and Judy have led fellowships in both Australian and Africa and taught at a School of Mission in South Africa. John’s book The Way Things Are tells of his walk to freedom from the mire of religiosity, distractions and distortions that so profoundly impact the post-modernist world.

In 2000, John was awarded a Doctor Letters degree for his collected papers on Biblical Hermeneutics and Practical Theology. He is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Paraclete Institute, domiciled in Morayfield, Queensland.
20 11, 2020

What Are We Defending?

By |2020-11-18T17:20:12+11:00November 20th, 2020|Faith, Family|2 Comments

People regularly refer to "the Judaeo-Christian culture" in conversation; but many of them, when questioned, are unable to say exactly what it is. I think it is important that we have a coherent story if we are going to defend our way of living. I more

12 11, 2020

The Katechon

By |2020-11-12T11:25:01+11:00November 12th, 2020|Australia, Safety & Security, World|2 Comments

“Let no man deceive you… for the day shall not come except there comes first a falling away and the son of perdition be revealed… You know what restrains him (katechon – neuter) so that he might be revealed in his time. The mystery of more

28 10, 2020

Towards Healing the Land

By |2020-10-23T10:47:06+11:00October 28th, 2020|Australia, Indigenous|0 Comments

“The Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and all they that dwell therein.” ~ Psalm 24:1 In late September 2020, Australian believers met together in Solemn Assembly, to place themselves at God’s disposal in His project of healing the land (2 more

21 10, 2020

Towards High Praise

By |2020-10-17T20:39:21+11:00October 21st, 2020|Australia, Faith|1 Comment

In 1972, Jim Spillman, a Kathryn Kuhlman Ministries Associate, ran a series of meetings in the Thebarton Town Hall in Adelaide, South Australia. At the end of one meeting, he announced that the Lord had told him He was going to do something special the more

19 10, 2020

Towards an Empowered Church

By |2020-10-19T11:23:00+11:00October 19th, 2020|Australia, Faith, Leadership|0 Comments

The greatest problem facing the Western church is not the forces of neo-Marxism. It is the internal problem of individualism. And this extends to denominationalism. The dogma of individualism was developed during the Enlightenment. It teaches us that each person has a unique calling and more

25 09, 2020

Towards Repentance

By |2020-09-25T12:11:03+10:00September 25th, 2020|Australia, Faith|0 Comments

Let the wicked forsake his ways and the unrighteous man his thoughts... for your thoughts are not My thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and more

14 09, 2020

Towards Unity

By |2020-09-14T10:49:11+10:00September 14th, 2020|Australia, Faith, Indigenous, Prayer|0 Comments

As we come together to pray later this month at the National Solemn Assembly, I am not so much looking to place petitions before the Lord, but for the Holy Spirit to renew our minds, to guide our thinking for action in the current challenges. more

11 09, 2020

Towards Reconciliation

By |2020-09-09T20:49:57+10:00September 11th, 2020|Australia, Indigenous|0 Comments

The conversation between indigenous and non-indigenous Christians is underscored by appeals for reconciliation. But nobody is telling us what reconciliation looks likes -- what exactly everybody wants as an outcome. Maybe we should be reconciled with each other in God’s way and with God’s result. more