John Pattison

John Pattison writes and speaks frequently on topics related to the neighborhood, the church, and the creative life. He is the coauthor of Slow Church (2014) and Besides the Bible (2010), both from InterVarsity Press, as well as the founder of The Resourceful Community, a blog that teaches leaders how to access grants and other resources of community flourishing. He is also a consultant for the Ford Institute for Community Building, a rural vitality initiative of The Ford Family Foundation. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, John’s articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Books & CultureRelevant MagazineSojourners, and The Englewood Review of Books, among many others. John previously served as Managing Editor of CONSPIRE Magazine and Deputy Editor of the Burnside Writers Collective. He lives with his family in rural Silverton, Oregon.


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