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Godonomics

Godonomics

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Chad Hovind is Senior Pastor of Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Moody Bible College in Chicago, majoring in pastoral ministry and communication. His love for ministry and creativity can be seen in many forms: leading teams, expository teaching, acting, and video production. He has served as pastor at two high-impact churches in Georgia: Cumberland Community Church and New Community Church. Chad received an M.A. in Ministry from Moody Graduate School in 2008. He loves volleyball, movies, and hanging out with his wife Beth and their three children.

Scare Tactics, Addicts, and US Debt Ceiling

posted by chadhovind

I’ve written much on the debt ceiling debate, but on the “eve” of our destruction, let me take one more look. I’ve worked with addicts for years in inner-city ministry in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Atlanta. I worked at a methadone […]

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The End of the World is Today? Join C.S. Lewis’s bus ride from heaven to hell

posted by chadhovind

For weeks we’ve endured something worse than Harold Camping’s end of days predictions. We heard Obama and Boehner warn us that -if we don’t keep spending- the world will end, senior citizens will go broke, and the poor will revolt. Now that […]

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Uncle Sam’s 12 Step Program

posted by chadhovind

Uncle Sam has finally hit the wall. After years of intoxicated binges on borrowing and inflating, the US government has hit the new debt ceiling. There are many theories and predictions as to the consequences of not raising the amount […]

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Is God a Democrat or a Republican?

posted by chadhovind

    For more information, check out www.godonomics.com.  Sign up for the RSS feed in the upper right.  You can download the Godonomics APP from the Apple APP store, or the DVD by clicking to the right.  

DEBT-O-PHOBIC What is a debt ceiling and why should I care?

posted by chadhovind

There is talk all over the news about the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is the amount the US government is allowed to borrow. If we reach the “ceiling” or limit, we have to stop borrowing so much money and […]

Jesus Would Have A Lot to Say About the Debt Debate

posted by chadhovind

Fox News had an article suggesting that Jesus would have strong words to say about the debt debate. Since the article was shot, I’ll quote it before I respond. Congressman Charles Rangel , D-NY, doesn’t know exactly what Jesus would […]

What Would God Say to F.D.R.?

posted by chadhovind

What would God say to F.D.R?  The same thing He would say to you and I.   It’s the same thing He’d say to politicians today, and the same thing He’d say to George Bush and Barack Obama… What’s the […]

God addressed the “Debt-Ceiling” and Liberty Debate

posted by chadhovind

The Bible addresses money, liberty, government, and even issues like… the debt ceiling.    Whether its Washington D.C. or a family budget, all of us need to deal with our own overspending. Many are surprised at how relevant the Bible is […]

Is God a Socialist or Capitalist?

posted by chadhovind

  For more information, check out www.godonomics.com       Click to the right if you are interested in the Godonomic APP for ipad, ipod or itouch.  Also click to the upper right to order the six session DVD.     […]

Teaching Your Kids About Generosity

posted by chadhovind

Here is a clip from the Godonomics DVD where I explain some practical ways to teach our kids to give generously and wrestle with their own greed.           Here is a clip where I helped our […]

SPAM: Real Hope During Difficult Times

posted by chadhovind

The economy continues gasping for air.   Credit cards continue to be used to buy essentials like food and groceries according to Bloomberg.  The inflation caused by the Federal Reserves devaluing our dollar makes prices go up on food as […]

Why Can’t We Just Tax the Rich Some More and Fix All Our Problems?

posted by chadhovind

Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money.” I had a conversation with a teenager recently who parroted the typical bumper sticker thinking of our culture: “Why don’t those rich people pay more taxes?” […]

God is a Lion, Not an Elephant

posted by chadhovind

My father worked as a public school teacher. My mother worked with senior citizens. They were always frustrated by the tendency of churches to present Jesus as an elephant.   As I pastor over the years, I’ve met Christians who […]

Entrepreneur or Entre-Manure: What’s God’s view of business?

posted by chadhovind

Entrepreneur or Entre-manure? Is business and the adventure of Entreprenureship something God is pleased with or disappointed in? Is it Entreprenure or Entre-manure? My father was a public school teacher for about 35 years. My grandfather was a marine, electrical […]

Why Donkeys and Elephants Don’t Have Solutions

posted by chadhovind

I used to love watching The Muppet Show. My favorite characters were those two guys up in the balcony who argued and critiqued the show.   Anyone remember their names?    They were not part of the stage show, but […]

Gulliver’s Travels, God, Government

posted by chadhovind

Before Jack Black played the part, Ted Danson was Gulliver. The original tale was a parody showing the ludicrousness of current government and economic theory.   In this clip from the TV special, Gulliver tries to defend the current economic theory to a Queen […]

Bibles, Budgets, and Rain Man

posted by chadhovind

The Bible gives alot of practical wisdom about money. It offers us a Plan “A” to get on the right track as well as Plan “B” and “C” to make his way back from the bumpy mistakes we may have […]

What is Godonomics? The Blueprint for Economics

posted by chadhovind

Here’s a clip from the Godonomics DVD explaining the motivations of the heart: Another little piece on liberty and taxation: For more information, check out www.godonomics.com

If “School House Rock” Explained The Economy To Us, We’d Understand The Problem

posted by chadhovind

When i was a kid, School House Rock played a huge part of my edjamacation…. I mean education. Well, no ones perfect, right. I learned through song about government, “I’m just a bill up on Capital Hill.” I learned about […]

God Given Rights and Liberty

posted by chadhovind

One of my favorite scenes in the HBO special is this one from John Adams. This speech is a great example of seeing how the Biblical worldview traces human rights directly from our Creator to the creation. Our rights do […]

Economics from The Bible and a “Wonton Soup” Stand

posted by chadhovind

The Bible describes two types of knowledge or truth: General Revelation and Specific Revelation. General Revelation are the observable truths that can be noted by anyone and everyone from observing the world around us. All truth is God’s truth and […]

The Ant and The Sluggard Meets Will-E Coyote and Roadrunner

posted by chadhovind

Will-E Coyote had incentive: a Roadrunner Stew, but he never had to face the consequences of falling off that cliff. Sure, he’d fall 100 stories and a puff of air would replace his outline; but in the next scene he […]

Greg Brady’s Financial Wisdom and the Bible

posted by chadhovind

The Bible teaches us alot about money and making good financial decisions. One of my favorite theologians is Greg Brady. I learned Latin for the first time on the Brady Bunch: “Caveat emptor” meaning “Let the buyer beware”. I learned […]

Christ Crushed Marxism in a Russian Prison by Proclaiming LIBERTY!

posted by chadhovind

Inscribed on the Liberty Bell are the words of Leviticus 25:10: “Proclaim liberty to all the inhabitants of the land.” This phrase was a reminder that what brought prosperity to our history and nation is God’s commandment to teach and […]

Bible and Money: Why God Supports Free Market Capitalism

posted by chadhovind

The Bible supports free market capitalism for a variety of reasons. 1) Free market capitalism requires the voluntary exchange of goods and services. Therefore, Freedom is the fuel for the system.  Someone must freely choose to buy your product forcing […]

“Where’s the Beef?” “Plan For the Unexpected.”

posted by chadhovind

Here’s a video on “Money, Greed and Spiritual Lies” “Where’s the Beef?” says the old woman as she pulls up the hamburger bun. “Where’s America’s Savings?” says the economist looking at US trends. Why aren’t we saving more? Why do […]

Why Clowns Hate Birth Control

posted by chadhovind

My father was a clown in college. A very talented juggler in the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University.  I followed in the clowning tradition on a mission trip in high school.  I took up the family tradition as […]

The Only Way Out of Debt is to “Kill the Wabbit”

posted by chadhovind

Biblical teaching about economics goes deep into our heart. The Bible says that until we place God at the center of our lives, and acknowledge that He is the source of our approval and identity, we will constantly be chasing […]

How to Prepare for the End of the World…. Or at Least a Local Disaster :)

posted by chadhovind

The Bible tells us to plan for the unexpected.   The Bible admonishes us NOT to presume upon tomorrow. James speaks to the challenges of business with these words: James 4:13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we […]

Launching Your Children into a Difficult Job Force

posted by chadhovind

Last week it was reports that 8 of 10 college graduates will come home to live with mom and dad.  Summer unemployment for teenagers and summer workers was up to 25%. How do we help prepare our kids for the […]

Is God A Paycheck Dispensor?

posted by chadhovind

History records that 2000 years ago Jesus came to earth and claimed to be God, undercover. He came and dwelt among us.  He watched and examined mankind.  He was horrified to see how the love, message, and grace of God […]

The New Math of Marriage: 1 + 1 = 1 (God’s Blueprint for a Successful Marriage)

posted by chadhovind

The New Math of Marriage:  1 + 1 = 1. The Bible teaches that when one man and one woman deepen their relationship -according to God’s blueprint- the result is oneness. And God created man in His own image, in […]

Marriage makes you healthier, sexier, and wealthier…. Honest.

posted by chadhovind

In the book The Case for Marriage, Linda Waite confirms that “Unmarried people are far more likely to die young — especially men, who on average engage in riskier behavior when single than when married. Statistically, divorce is as dangerous to […]

The Dalai Lama has either lost his mind or needs an education… Either way, he announced today he’s a Marxist.

posted by chadhovind

This week the Dalai Lama said, ” As far as socio-political beliefs are concerned, I consider myself a Marxist … But not a Leninist,” he clarified.” I’d like to encourage the Dalai Lama to stop meditating and pull out a history book.   […]

What Would Jesus Say to Anthony Weiner, the Underwear Model?

posted by chadhovind

Chris Matthews said that Weiner was in trouble because his behavior offends ‘culturally backward’ Christian conservatives.   Hmmmmm?     If being offended by someone texting their “birthday suit” and undies to women they’re not married to is backward, then […]

How to prepare for rising gas prices

posted by chadhovind

Gas prices are averaging over $4 a gallon nation wide. This summer promises to reach over $5 as economic uncertainty, continual federal printing, and economic uncertainty push the value of the dollar down. As the dollar goes down, gas goes […]

Harold Camping was Right!! May 21 Doomsday

posted by chadhovind

  The headline we’ll never see; “Harold Camping was Right! Judgment Day occurred on May 21, 2011″ Many people have focused on Camping’s errors -which is understandable since there are so many to choose from. However, I’d like to focus […]

The May 21st Rapture and the Televangelist’s New Clothes

posted by chadhovind

      In the fable of the Emporer’s new clothes, a snake oil salesman talked the leader of the country into walking around naked in these fantastic new invisible clothes.  Only those who had faith could see them. As the rumor […]

National “Make Fun of Christians’ View of the End Times” Day

posted by chadhovind

I too am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st.  As a Bible believer, it was clear that his predictions were more science […]

I performed the funeral for a 17 year old with cancer

posted by chadhovind

Today was a long day. It began with a phone call to a father who sobbed over the phone as we disguised final funeral arrangements. His 17 year old son passed away a few days earlier. I met Mitch back […]

Shouldn’t Christians Consider the Cost of War?

posted by chadhovind

Osama is dead. Obama is celebrating. Mother’s day is just around the corner. What a roller coaster of emotions. Mother’s day is a lot like this week. One moment you are laughing at a child’s funny moment, the next moment […]

Scrooge McDuck, Wall-E, and Radical Generosity

posted by chadhovind

Remember Scrooge McDuck swimming in his vault of gold coins. It’s easy to demonize Mr McDuck and his lack of generosity, instead of looking in the mirror at the Scrooge in your own heart. By this time tomorrow, 187,000 meals […]

Test Videos

posted by chadhovind

Detroit Legos April 15th 919576776001 Third Party Purchase Shoe box Belize Boat Money Greg Brady Lawyer Hotel Neighbor Gas Game Greed 1st and Second Party Purchase Can You Tell God What To Do? Heaven, Suffering, and Incarnation ***************************************************************** Karl Marx […]

How to Face off with the Zombie Lion of Temptation

posted by chadhovind

How to Face a Dead Zombie Lion of Temptation.  When Faced With Temptation, Say to Yourself or EVEN out loud, “THIS LOOKS LIKE HONEY, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY A DEAD CARCASS!!”    This will cut through the lies. This phrase will […]

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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 spending. (Both Democrats and Republicans Spend, Spend, Sp

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 struck by God's powerful record of Godly business men.

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 successful producer that he is able to both hire lots of empl

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 joy of work. Work and labor are gifts from God. He has

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 textbook definition of codependency.  I'd encourage anyone

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

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