Bill Potter

Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.

Workshops from Bill Potter (may vary by event location)

The Messianic Character of American Education

This class is a survey of the historical origins of the broken and depraved government schools of today. They did not suddenly erupt like Vesuvius in the last ten years. The seeds were sown in colonial times, and the creators of the modern “common schools” system were established by educational presuppositions in the 18th and 19th Centuries. A biblical view of education and its implementation in our own times is the only solution to the false messiah of secular and humanistic destruction of true learning.

Biblical Worldview & Culture, Classical Education, Discipleship

Women of the Protestant Reformation, Exemplars of Virtue and Competence

We’ve all heard of Luther, Calvin and Knox. Key to their ministries and the success of the Protestant Reformation are wives, daughters, and other “ladies of the Covenant,” who suffered as much or more than their men, promoted the proclamation of the Gospel, raised godly families, protected and provided for refugees, and stiffened the resolve of their husbands to resist tyranny and expand God’s Kingdom. Learn some not so widely known stories of real courage and sacrifice regarding God’s indispensable distaff corps in a century of conflict.

Biblical Worldview & Culture

George Orwell Revisited in 2023

The famous British writer Eric Arthur Blair, who wrote under the pseudonym George Orwell, stunned the world with two political and social allegories entitled Animal Farm and 1984, based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. His critique of Soviet communism caused a sensation in the 1940s and 50s when published, but they have been revived today in the increasingly dystopian world of America, as prophetic insights into our situation today. A day does not go by where Orwell is not referenced by both the political Right and Left in equal measure. We need to understand both the historical contexts of the books and of Orwell’s personal beliefs in order to grasp the prescient nature of his experiences and ideology.