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God’s Overwhelming Strength In Tragedy: How grace plus capitalism changed a little girl forever

posted by chadhovind

A couple of months ago, almost 1200 volunteers, children, families, and neighbors from our church packed over 318,000 meals for starving children around the world. This outpouring was motivated by the grace of God to minister to Christ Himself because […]

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What Religion Am I? Smorgasbord Spirituality

posted by chadhovind

Many people wonder what religion they are. Beliefnet has a slick tool for figuring it out called the belief-o-matic. If you want a shorter and simpler version before trying that out, this little quiz might help. Our church has been […]

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Calling Out to God When Tragedy Strikes

posted by chadhovind

  In 2008, I launched a new series at our church called Godonomics.   That same month an emotional hurricane hit my house. We had adopted my son Quinn a few months earlier.  We met his birthmother almost a year […]

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Global Inflation and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Doomsday

posted by chadhovind

  I remember when the “Terminator” decided to make his last comeback with “End of Days” back in 1999. By flipping the numbers 666 upside down and adding a “1” we were told that the end of days was in […]

SUV, Gas Prices, and Harry Houdini

posted by chadhovind

  I’ve been an illusionist for years. I love reading books about magicians, their showmanship, and secrets to their illusions. One of the greatest illusions is greed. It disguises itself as “being smart,” “planning ahead,” and “getting a great deal.” […]

How Knight Rider and a Garage Sale Can Prepare You for economic challenges

posted by chadhovind

  You can learn alot at a garage sale. You can teach your family valuable life lessons at a garage sale.  I once sold all my Star Wars collection (now worth a fortune) at a garage sale for pennies on […]

Adam Smith agreed with God: “W.O.R.K. is not a four letter word!?”

posted by chadhovind

In The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith expounds on the importance of self interest. He shows that when an individual pursues self-sufficiency, he indirectly promotes the good of society: “by pursuing his own interest, [the individual] frequently promotes that of […]

Chuck-E-Cheese Economics: The Biggest Tax Hike No One Knows About

posted by chadhovind

  On summer break children and grandchildren will travel across the countryside to go visit grandma and grandpa. As we gather together, or travel on vacation together; there will be a lot of down time as well. Often the challenges […]

The Incarnation is an Invitation to Give

posted by chadhovind

  As we think back on the holidays, many of us will think of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree- -remembering a time when “less-is-more” could be more meaningful. We might even remember Linus and Lucy reading from Luke 2 as we […]

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Those Three Little Words That Strengthen a Marriage... "Can't Afford It."
Four powerful words: "We Can't Afford It." These are words that are lobotomized out of the vocabulary of insatiable materialism and politicians. Instead of admitting that we as a nation can't afford helpful, but expensive programs; we keep ...

posted 5:59:00am Feb. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Glenn Beck, Capitalism, and the Bible
I had an opportunity to speak with Glenn Beck recently about the Biblical case for free market capitalism.  Here is a clip. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DFO7mCdkx0[/youtube] I was reading the book of Ruth again this week and ...

posted 6:48:57am Feb. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics in Action: Boaz the Conservative Liberal?
In the Old Testament, Ruth chapter 2, we see a great example of Godonomics. His name is Boaz, a rather wealthy land owner. 1 "There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech" He is such a ...

posted 6:41:00am Feb. 16, 2014 | read full post »

God and Money: Why Work Can Be Filled With Purpose
   Here is a recent sermon describing how we can all worship through our work, without worshipping our work 09/02/12 "Uncovering the Entrepreneur" (Chad Hovind) The Gift of Work At the heart of Godonomics is the value and God-given ...

posted 5:33:28am Feb. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics says, "We should NOT be our brothers' keeper"
About once or twice a month, a politician or religious leader pulls out the ole, "The Bible tells us to be our brother's keeper."  The problem is ... Being your brother's keeper is not only NOT prescribed in the Scriptures; it's almost a ...

posted 7:54:26am Feb. 02, 2014 | read full post »

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