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What is multi-level marketing? It turns out, it is a very popular business model that targets Christians and other people of faith. But… it is almost guaranteed to fail. Because MLM’s and direct sales companies are not designed to sell a product but to sell the business itself.
Joining us for this episode is Robert Fitzpatrick. He’s the president of Pyramid Scheme Alert and the author of the new book “Ponzinomics: The Untold History of Multi-Level Marketing and How Direct Sales Became an American Swindle”.read more
The Prosperity Gospel. It goes by a lot of names. Prosperity, name it and claim it theology, The Secret, the word of faith movement… but how did it begin? Who came up with the ideas that are now spreading throughout the world?read more
This week we talk with Mark Galli, editor in chief of Christianity Today about leadership. Are we all called to lead or are just some of us? Does that mean we don’t have to lead if we’re not gifted in that way?
Is it okay to fail? Are we okay with failure in the Christian church? Even mainstream churches frequently link financial and business success with God’s blessing. If we’re not rich and don’t have a big following, does that mean that God doesn’t love us?
This week on the Truce Podcast we sit down once again with Andrew Schwab, lead singer of Project 86 and host of the Pioneers Podcast to discuss failure. He shares with us the difficulties his band faced with their album Truthless Heroes and Atlantic Records. Andrew is also the author of the books “Fame is Infamy”, “Tin Soldiers”, and “It’s All Downhill from Here”.read more
There are so many temptations for people who create media. We are constantly targeted by scams, encouraged to brag about ourselves, and told we could always be doing better. Those pressures are shaping the modern church. For better or worse.
This week on the Truce Podcast we are joined by Andrew Schwab of Project 86 and the Pioneer’s Podcast to explore the odd temptations facing modern Christianity. Andrew is also the author of the books “Fame is Infamy”, “The Tin Soldiers”, “It’s All Downhill from Here”.read more
Author Michelle DeRusha (Katrina and Martin Luther, True You) gave up media for six weeks. She did it for Lent, the time of year right before Easter when some Christians give something up in order to draw closer to God. In this episode of the Truce Podcast we hear from her about her experience, and from you, our listeners about your experience with the Truce Podcast Media Time Out.read more
We’re surrounded by media. All the time. On our phones, the television, radio… even music at the supermarket. When was the last time you enjoyed the silence?
This week on the Truce Podcast, we’re going to take a break from media. No TV, radio, music, social media, movies… none of it. Won’t you join us? Our upcoming series on the influencer economy will make a lot more sense if you are aware of the ways you are being marketed to.read more
New episodes of the Truce Podcast are coming soon! Our special guests will include Andrew Schwab of Project 86 and The Pioneers Podcast, author Michelle DeRusha, and Robert Fitzpatrick from Pyramid Scheme Alert. We’re exploring how Christians are marketed to and how sometimes makes us fall into some pretty dark traps.
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In 1914, near the beginning of WWI, the most remarkable thing happened: men walked out of their trenches and joined each other in the middle. In no-man’s land. Thus began the Christmas Truce, the moment when men on the battlefield spontaneously reached out to their enemies.read more