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Don’t Worry about Elephants, Donkeys, or Rhinos. Watch out for Porky the Pig.

posted by chadhovind

  In the midst of political uncertainty some fear donkeys, some elephants, and others rhinos; but’s it’s pigs we must keep our eyes on. Animal Farm warned us that Pigs are those political leaders that think “all are equal, but […]

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Socialism and Capitalism contrasted by Spock and C.S. Lewis

posted by chadhovind

Property Rights are the key difference between Socialism and Capitalism.   Ask many on the street to define these terms and they will stumble for a comprehensive explanation. They may –perhaps- mumble something about capitalism being about greed and socialism being […]

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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 […]

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Washington’s Debt Solution Brought to You by Bozo the Clown.

posted by chadhovind

If Bozo the clown offered financial advice, you’d consider yourself foolish for taking it. This week our education leaders lined up like Larry, Moe, and Curly to offer three equally clownish solutions.  We had clowns coming out of the white […]

Bizarro is to Superman as Marxism is to Christianity

posted by chadhovind

  Karl Marx was an enemy of liberty. The foundation for his worldview began with the belief that humanity is God. With that notion in place, “we” mere mortals determine right and wrong. And the greatest expression of human wisdom […]

When the thornbush is in charge, it’s because Good People Didn’t Get Involved Politically

posted by chadhovind

In the book of Judges, Jotham challenges his fellow villagers to step up and serve in the public square. He challenged them to act with both protection and conviction. It takes guts to do this. It takes conviction to step […]

Darwin + Marx = Corruption The moral of the movie, “IN TIME”

posted by chadhovind

I went and saw the new movie In Time. It’s a fascination sci-fi. It shows the natural implications of Social Darwinism’s evil ethic of Survival of the fittest. In this marxist/socialistic utopia, government owns business and takes from the poor […]

Commodities are the Canary in the Coal Mine

posted by chadhovind

  As governments try to water down their currencies in a WWF style matchup of “my currency is worse than your currency,” it will be the middle class and poor that get body slammed. Commodities are continuing to rise with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Martin Luther King and Blind Lady Justice on a Teeter-Totter

posted by chadhovind

Deuteronomy 10:17  “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. 18 He administers justice for the fatherless and the widows, and […]

Unemployment Hurts…

posted by chadhovind

Why is unemployment so high? Why hasn’t it gotten better? Why haven’t the national credit card of TARP, Stimulus funds, bail-outs, and buy-outs made the situation any better?   It’s not Obama’s fault nor Bush’s fault.  Or another way to […]

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 […]

George Soros Peddles More Failed Economic Theories

posted by chadhovind

George Soros couldn’t be more wrong.  His “wisdom” is out of alignment with history, common sense, and Biblical wisdom.  He recently said in an article “Otherwise we will repeat the mistakes that plunged America into the Great Depression in 1929. […]

1948 Cartoon Explains the Joy of Capitalism and Dangers of “ism” (marxism, facism, or socialism)

posted by chadhovind

This used to be common sense. The benefits of free markets and smaller governments benefit everyone: Democrats, Republicans, Business, Unions, etc.  When freedom is the priority and the rule of law is kept, there can be freedom and justice for […]

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 […]

Why We Need More Moms in Charge

posted by chadhovind

My mom was brilliant, and she still is. She has a relational I.Q. that is out of this world. She can sense when someone needs encouragement. She knows when there is something fishy going on. She has found a way […]

Group Projects, Greece, and Coming Economic Trouble

posted by chadhovind

There is a difference between a “group project” and helping one another out.   As an honor student in high school, I was often asked by my teacher to help out a student struggling in class with a particular concept. I […]

How Christians Peacefully Toppled The Stronghold of Communism in Poland

posted by chadhovind

I read  a fascinating article about how Christ’s liberty, the Gospel, and the Four Spiritual Laws began the peaceful revolution against communion in Poland.  This underground and peaceful revolution undermined the lies of socialism, communism, and Marxism.  While the Gospel […]

Economic Tsunami: What’s Going On? Double Dip? 2008 All Over? What Should You Do?

posted by chadhovind

Everyone is selling everything today in the stock. Nothing is spared: Stocks, Precious Metals, Currencies, Etc.  The Dow is Down over 400. It looks really bad for everything.   What is Going On? For years, through both Democrat and Republican administrations, […]

The Monkey On Uncle Sam’s Back Has Gas

posted by chadhovind

Prepare your budget for rising gas prices.   Some experts predict the price will rise to $5 or $6 a gallon by the end of summer.   This price is not only painful for the typical family but has a […]

Death by Doctors

posted by chadhovind

George Washington died the same way America’s economy is dying: he was bled to death by his doctors. As George’s symptoms got worse, his doctors siphoned out another pint of blood–believing his bad blood was the problem. With every pint […]

Surfing Elephants Are the Problem

posted by chadhovind

What is the real cause of the United States Budget Crisis? What are the solutions? The Red States are calling for tax cuts. The Blue States are calling for increased unemployment. Both are ignoring the elephant in the room. Imagine […]

The Sandwich Board Guy Might Be Onto Something

posted by chadhovind

Remember those crazy preachers with a blow horn in one hand and a Bible in the other? They had some board strapped across them proclaiming the end of the world is near. They made predictions Jesus would come back in […]

Government and Taxes

posted by chadhovind

Remember the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?  They cut off his arm… then his other arm… then his leg… and finally his last leg. But, he kept on fighting. That’s what happens to business and industry […]

Why Private Bankers (The Federal Reserve) Hurt The Poor and Middle Class

posted by chadhovind

Leviticus 19:36 You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. In order to ensure we had “honest scales and […]

The Prophet Micah Would Condemn the Federal Reserve System in America’s Policies

posted by chadhovind

Illusion #1: The Illusion of Value In Bible times, the prophet Micah observed those who were exploiting and cheating the poor. They were powerful people using dishonest scales. He says in Micah 6:11, “Shall I acquit a man with dishonest […]

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 […]

Bill Cunningham Interviews Chad Hovind on Godonomics

posted by chadhovind

Bill Cunningham interviewed me recently on his radio show asking about God’s perspective on economics.  Here is what I said. For more information, check out the first 30 minute video of Godonomics free at http://www.godonomics.com/watch-session-1  

How to Ruin a Country with Socialism

posted by chadhovind

Here is a fun little video where Karl Marx reveals his new GOVERNMENT MASTER card. Governments dilute the money supply through printing. Inflation is like pancake syrup Why are government purchases so wasteful?  Economics teaches us that third party purchases […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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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