Thanks to Kate Shellnutt and Hannah Anderson for a discerning article on Christian women and their rising involvement in multilevel marketing. It was an empathetic article on why women might get involved, as well as a wake-up call for those who assume they’d make money, and a warning on the danger of turning the church into a marketplace. I also was excited to hear about an exceptional company (Jessica Honegger’s Noonday Collection) that benefits not only those selling the jewelry, but also workers in countries that so need a marketplace. Now that’s the kind of party I would willingly attend.
But we need to warn Christian women about getting entrapped by those who may have less noble goals, twisting Scripture to woo them in, making false promises about earning potential, and deceiving them about what is truly meaningful in life. Thanks so much for a fair article on a sensitive and sticky subject.
Thanks to the excellent work of @KateShellnutt I now understand what MLM is and why my wife gets so many invites.
Beautiful article on the Incarnation. Reminds me of Oswald Chambers and the idea of God inviting us.
Probably my favorite Christmas reading I’ve come across this season.
In response to Greg Cootsona’s article, “Comet of Wonder,” one of the best arguments that the star of Bethlehem wasn’t what we’d call a star or a comet today is that it came to “rest” (ESV) over the single house where the child Jesus was. That couldn’t be accomplished by a comet thousands of miles above the village, much less ...1