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. In 1976 he and Judy were called by God to work in Africa.

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 and postmodernism. 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.

Articles by John Potter:

  • 20 November 2020

    8.7 MINS

    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 [...]

  • 12 November 2020

    7.9 MINS

    “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 [...]

  • 28 October 2020

    5.9 MINS

    “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 [...]

  • 21 October 2020

    5.2 MINS

    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 [...]

  • 19 October 2020

    7.6 MINS

    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 [...]

  • 14 October 2020

    2.6 MINS

    Intention Abortion is an overwhelming issue. There is a desperate need for us to seek God for strategies to end the killing of innocent babies; to find out how we as individuals and the body corporate made up of God’s sons can take effective action [...]

  • 6 October 2020

    4.2 MINS

    JESUS' ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE DYING In my Father's house there are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself; so that where I am, [...]

  • 25 September 2020

    4.8 MINS

    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 [...]

  • 14 September 2020

    4.8 MINS

    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. [...]

  • 11 September 2020

    3.8 MINS

    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. [...]

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