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.
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