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Glenn Beck, Capitalism, and the Bible

posted by chadhovind

I had an opportunity to speak with Glenn Beck recently about the Biblical case for free market capitalism.  Here is a clip. I was reading the book of Ruth again this week and struck by God’s powerful record of Godly […]

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Godonomics in Action: Boaz the Conservative Liberal?

posted by chadhovind

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 […]

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John Welsey: The Capitalist and Fan of Godonomics

posted by chadhovind

John Welsey: The Capitalist and Fan of Godonomics  (who would be sadly disappointed in the Methodist church today). “We must exhort all Christians to gain all they can and to save all they can; that is, in effect grow rich.” […]

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Lydia: The Christian Capitalist

posted by chadhovind

Few women practiced Godonomics better than Lydia. Her story from the book of acts is an example of a leader, an entrepreneur, a successful business builder, and mother. She produces a high end product (a seller of purple material) to […]

Ayn Rand and Jesus: Do they teach opposing viewpoints about economy?

posted by chadhovind

  An article on the Blaze reported that “Prominent GOP leaders have praised Ayn Rand’s philosophy and beliefs. But Rand made it clear that you can’t follow her and Christ. The GOP budget, authored by Rand acolyte Paul Ryan, is […]

Godonomics: A Pastor and Rabbi Agree (God loves Capitalism)

posted by chadhovind

I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. This article was written by a Rabbi affirming the Old Testament’s support of Free Market Capitalism. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203806504577179303330474134.html Here’s a paragraph: More than any other nation, the United States was founded […]

Rich and Poor BOTH Need The Gospel

posted by chadhovind

One of my favorite artists is a woman named Joan Steiner who composes “normal” scenes from everyday household items. Here is one example: If you zoom in, you see the towers are recorders. The bushes are turnips. The walls are […]

Why the economic recovery isn’t real and who’s to blame?

posted by chadhovind

The political parties want us to blame Obama or Bush. The want us to demonize Donkeys and Elephants.   The real problem is much much deeper. The face of our real problem belongs to a man named John Keynes.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do for One What You Wish You Could Do for Everyone

posted by chadhovind

Here are a few recent sermons about God’s care for the forgotten: 04/15/12 “Who Adopts?” (Beth Guckenberger) 04/08/12 Easter “Stained Glass Savior” (Chad) 04/01/12 “Who Provides?” (Chad Hovind) 03/25/12 “Who Cares?” (Doug Daily) 03/18/12 “Who Remembers?” (Chad Hovind) 03/11/12 “Who Feeds?” (Chad Hovind) 03/04/12 “Who Sees?” (Chad […]

Conditioned Hopelessness

posted by chadhovind

  Recently I shared a seven part series about God’s call to help the forgotten, poor, and downtrodden. 03/04/12 “Who Sees?” (Chad Hovind)     When you think about all the needs in the world, it’s hard to not get overwhelmed. […]

Breakfast With Mike Huckabee

posted by chadhovind

I’ve pastored churches that had “red-state” leanings as well as “blue-state” leanings.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet folks like Mike Huckabee and Jimmy Carter.    I had breakfast with Mike Huckabee this year after the two of us were […]

How Godonomics Brought Liberty, Prosperity, and Generosity to China

posted by chadhovind

Godonomics teaches the importance of concepts like property rights, incentive, and liberty.   As you search the Scriptures, you see constant references to these important pillars of freedom.  God outlines them in the ten commandments as He teaches His people […]

Jesus Christ Was Rich, But Gave It All Up to Rescue You and I This Christmas

posted by chadhovind

Fearful Generosity Do you remember cooties?   Both the toy and the imaginary disease girls or boys had in school.   No one wants “cooties.”   We are scared of them.  We are fearful of the unknown and unseen.  Many of us have […]

Gracious Generosity: The Best Gift this Christmas

posted by chadhovind

Ever feel like Christmas has become too commercialized?  It’s more about getting than giving? This is the second Christmas since Beth’s grandmother passed away.  She was a woman of few words.  She served others to show her love. She grew […]

Christianity as the Source of Civil Rights and Call to Help the Hurting

posted by chadhovind

One more Biblical Reason why human rights and civil rights are so key to Christianity: The idea that life is sacred. and life begins not only at conception, but before conception is also found in the story of Christmas. Luke […]

Is the Spirit of Saint Nick Only for December?

posted by chadhovind

What is Christmas all about? What is life all about? (Give unto others as you have had it given unto you.) Christmas is about the generosity of God. He gave of Himself generously and sacrificially to come to earth to […]

You Can’t Pray Your Way Out of Things You’ve Behaved Your Way Into

posted by chadhovind

Prayer is powerful. Prayer is key to success. God hears the prayers of the hurting, the troubled, and those at the end of their rope. Prayer is also used as an excuse. Magical thinking. A way to blame God for […]

Jehoshaphat (pt. 1)

posted by chadhovind

In our new series, STRONG CHALLENGE, we are Studying 2 Chronicles in our first service.  We’ll be going through STRONG book, STRONG playing cards, and 2 Chronicles together.   During this series we will be examining spiritual habits and disciplines. […]

How Capitalism Saved a Drug Addict

posted by chadhovind

I spent my day with a heroine recently. He was 21 years old. He was on the crew of my moving company. As I drove from to our new house, he jumped in the car with me. I asked him […]

Getting Out of Debt Before It Overwhelms You

posted by chadhovind

Consumer debt is like a cancer.  Consumer debt is like termites. They are working their pain beyond the notice of the outside world. While they eat away at the infrastructure of our bodies and homes, we often go about life unaware. I […]

No One Knows You Better Than Your Mother: Just Ask Karl Marx’s Mom

posted by chadhovind

“Karl Marx was angry, hate-filled, quarrelsome, neglectful of his family, lazy, and violent. He suffered from hideous carbuncles in part because he almost never bathed. He spent almost all his time at home or in libraries, and almost none where […]

The Chad-Man: I Got to Drive an Adam West Batmobile

posted by chadhovind

My daughter and son have both done some acting. Nothing big, but a few commercials. They’ve been learning how to be teachable, take direction, and earn money. My son is twelve and my daughter is fourteen. They are both learning […]

How to Delight in Your Children by Recognizing Their God-Given BEND

posted by chadhovind

There was a man whose father was Nate Saint. He was a Christian and a famous martyr who died when his son was young by a group of natives in Ecuador who murdered him.  His wife went back into that […]

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 […]

Why the Rich Need the Gospel More Than Anyone

posted by chadhovind

The Rich need to glory in the Gospel, not their goodies James has advice for the rich. He writes, “But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position …” (James 1:10). Who are these rich James […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) Giving your children a Good Conscience Through Good Modelling

posted by chadhovind

1 Timothy 1:3-7 As I urged you… to teach no other doctrine…5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned […]

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 […]

Goderosity: The Call to God-sized Generosity

posted by chadhovind

Why would God want people to make money?  Why are there so many verses about being prosperous?  These are the verses televangelists use to manipulate people into “vows of faith” and money grabs.    These snake oil salesmen approach assume […]

Depressed About the Economy? Go Help Your Neighbor.

posted by chadhovind

The historian Josephus noted that Christians were radically generous, while Romans didn’t share any of their wealth with anyone. Christ-followers were so taken that their Savior who was rich became poor to make them rich in God, that they willingly […]

The Spiraling Dow Jones everyone should’ve seen coming

posted by chadhovind

Why are experts the last to see what God spells out so clearly? A household or nation that spends twice as much as it brings in leads to ruin. Improper Planning Leads to Poverty Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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