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Martin Luther King: Christianity is the Source of Civil Rights and Liberty: Why Fredrick Nietzsche Hated Christianity and Martin Luther Saw it as The Source of Liberty

posted by chadhovind

Loss of Life Gives us an Invitation to Engage. The second way Jesus was in a World of Pain was not in Egypt, but in Bethlehem.  There is a blood bath going on this Christmas.    All the children under the […]

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It’s Easier to See Across the Room Than to Look in the Mirror

posted by chadhovind

There is nothing like a game of Wii to reveal that the best of families quickly goes from looking like the old Leave It To Beaver show to The Munsters show. In the family room, we discover that we are […]

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Exploring Our Doubts

posted by chadhovind

Over the years, it’s been fun to see some people’s reaction when they find out that I am a pastor. Some of my best friendships have started with folks who started out very skeptical to me and the church. When […]

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Exploring Purpose

posted by chadhovind

There is something special about Home isn’t there? I love that song by Michael Bubble’.  And this kitchen chair of grandma brings back a lot of memories of home for me as well.  My grandma Hovind taught me to play […]

We Are All Dysfunctional

posted by chadhovind

There is nothing like a game of Wii to reveal that the best of families quickly goes from looking like the old Leave It To Beaver to The Munsters shows. In the family room, we discover that we are all […]

Christmas is About a God Who Was Sent to Help Us When We are in a World of Pain

posted by chadhovind

  A WORLD OF PAIN Matthew 2:13-23 doesn’t seem very “Christmas-y”.  When we think of Christmas, we think of love, peace, joy, food, child in pretty manger, etc.   But in our study of Matthew 2, we are reminded of the […]

Talking to Your Kids About Money and Sex

posted by chadhovind

My son and I are entering a new phase. He’s in seventh grade now. This past week I took him out with an older man in the church to learn how to safely shoot a real gun. In a world […]

Where Does a Mother Go to Resign?

posted by chadhovind

Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? I.  BIBLICAL ANSWERS FOR DEPRESSION Serious mental illnesses (SMIs), which afflict about 6% of American adults, cost society $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year, according to findings published in this month’s American Journal […]

Strong Communication (pt. 1)

posted by chadhovind

This morning we are looking at prayer and meditation.  Meditation may conjure up images in your mind of yoga, someone crossing their hands and feet and saying “ohmmm” or Gregorian chants…but none of those are examples of what the Bible […]

1 + 1 = 0 The New Math of Marriage (When you focus solely on yourself, your relationship suffers)

posted by chadhovind

The average divorce process requires multiple years and costs from several hundred on up to several thousand dollars. There are additional costs as well.  The new costs of a new rental or mortgage payment for a separated spouse as well as […]

How to Delight in Your Children By Seeing Them as a God-Given Mercedes Benz

posted by chadhovind

II. Modify Your Parenting Bend Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Train Up by Stimulating Natural Instincts The Hebrew word hanakh means “to […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) How to Train the Terrain of a Child’s Value System.

posted by chadhovind

God wants to win our hearts and teach us to follow him. Training our conscience to follow his Wisdom rather than our wisdom is a life long process of parenting.    He imparts His virtue into our hearts. He trains […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) How Do You Train a Child’s Heart?

posted by chadhovind

I love my son Javan.  He is about to be 12.  He is one of the most tender-hearted, creative thinker, and hilarious people I know.   This year we decided to move to a new house and with that, we were […]

Orphans are Hiding Hamburgers in their Mattresses and Need Radical Generosity

posted by chadhovind

My youngest son is adopted.  His birth-mother met with my wife and I last weekend. She has another child that she chose to keep.  We’ve kept in contact over the past two years and tried to help her.   We […]

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 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 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 […]

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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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