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People are increasingly more trusting of strangers than they are of institutions. This is evidenced by the popularity of ridesharing (Uber), crowdfunding (GoFundMe) and renting extra bedrooms or houses (Airbnb). What then does this mean for the local church and how should churches respond? 1. Focus on the desire for community and introduce people to […] Read More

Have you ever used Kijiji, Uber, Airbnb, Tinder, online dating or GoFundMe? Billions of people have taken a leap and used these systems to trust strangers. How trust flows through our society is changing dramatically. We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers, as Rachel Botsman observed in her TED talk. I listened to Botsman’s […] Read More