Having Nothing, Possessing Everything: finding abundant communities in unexpected places
Eerdmans, 2018, xiii + 146 pp., pbk
Mike Mather, minister of Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, has been on a journey of community-building for over 25 years. Over that time he has built up a vast ocean of wisdom; offered to the world in this book. It is profoundly contextual wisdom: from a ‘low-income’ neighbourhood within a desperately unequal society; from a minister employed by a Christian denomination which for decades has been becoming increasingly anxious about institutional survival and increasingly hungry for those elusive, magical techniques for ‘church growth’.