John Pattison (Twitter: @johnepattison) is the Content Manager for Strong Towns. He is the author of two books, most recently Slow Church (IVP, 2014), which takes inspiration from Slow Food and the other Slow movements to help faith communities reimagine how they are living life together in the neighborhood. His next book is set to be released in 2020. John also cohosts The Membership, a podcast about Wendell Berry, the Kentucky writer, farmer and activist. John and his family live in Silverton, Oregon.
By John Pattison, Strong Towns
One of the early insights of the Strong Towns movement was that the way North American cities have been built since World War II resembles, more than anything, a massive Ponzi scheme.