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Godonomics says, “We should NOT be our brothers’ keeper”

posted by chadhovind

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 […]

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The Demise of Detroit: A Dr Suess Inspired Godonomics Poem

posted by chadhovind

THE DEMISE OF DETROIT        My wife grew up under the great political promises of prosperity from Michigan leaders.  We spent our wedding night in Detroit almost twenty years ago before flying out on our honeymoon. The city […]

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Loving Your Job: Using Time Wisely

posted by chadhovind

There is an insidious tool that our world uses to keep us from becoming a disciple of Christ.     It creates the illusion of progress and commitment without actually making progress.  It creates a sense of “energy and accomplishment” without having […]

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Fox News Asks, “What Would God Say About Our Economy?”

posted by chadhovind

  For more information, check out www.godonomics.com  

Things that don’t really exist like that debt ceiling and Snuffoluffagus.

posted by chadhovind

Everyone heard about Snuffoluffagus, but no one ever saw him.  He reminds me of the debt ceiling.  You hear about the limit to Washington DC’s spending but we never actually see the ceiling.   Every time we get near it […]

You Might be in an Unjust War if…

posted by chadhovind

Reasons this Syrian War might not be just include. 1. You might be in an unjust war if the people you support shoot POW’s in the back of the head. 2. You might be in an unjust war if the […]

When Does God Say We Should Go to War, and how to do it.

posted by chadhovind

As Republicans like John Boehner and Democrats like John Kerry agree argue the moral case for war, let’s look at when God says it is okay to go to war from Deut 20 and look at the principles for today. […]

War Ethics: When Hitler and Hannibal Lecter get into a Fight… it’s Best to Stay Out of it.

posted by chadhovind

The President and Secretary of State tell  us we need to go to war because a country in the Middle East has Weapons of Mass Destruction.  The irony is not lost on most of us.  Before we rush into another […]

Where Does Our Right to Privacy Come From?

posted by chadhovind

When citizens complain about the NSA snooping like a peeping Tom, what is the basis for that complaint? Why is it wrong for the government to snoop into citizen’s lives?   We all have an inner spidey-sense or moral imperative […]

MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Thinks I am a Phony Christian (Although he misquotes the Bible and then calls people who disagree with him Phony)

posted by chadhovind

Ed Schultz  says anyone who disagrees with Obamacare is a Phony Christian who doesn’t want to be his brother’s keeper. As the author of Godonomics, where I lay out multiple moral reasons why one might be against Obamacare, let me summarize […]

Pastors, Preaching, and Political Correctness: Why Can Only Liberal Pastors Speak Up?

posted by chadhovind

The landscape of news has been littered with Al Sharpon and Jim Wallis (as well as others), telling us that people of faith must endorse:   1.   Immigration reform (whether it respects the rule of law or not) 2. […]

Shuttering Fannie and Freddie beats making Tax Payers Shutter

posted by chadhovind

Bashing Your head into a wall should be painful.   In fact, when your skull throbs, it reminds you not to do that again next time.  However, if every time, a person is about to face the consequences of their […]

Are we city gates for the poor?

posted by chadhovind

I returned from a 14 day trip to Israel and was able to experience the Bible and Christ in new and fresh ways. I’d like to share some of the insights, photos, and lessons from my trip.   I was […]

Princess Bride’s Inigo Montoya Might Say, “Minimum Wage Laws… I do not think they do, what you think they do”

posted by chadhovind

Every few months you see a movie, a speech, or a picket about just wages and a call to elevate the minimum wage.  Christians call out “greedy employers” for exploitation with the assumption that the minimum wage is never high […]

Are we making enough money to be generous?

posted by chadhovind

As we continued our journey in Israel, my wife and I were struck by the huge commercial centers all over the ancient land.  Here is a photo of another city in the Promised Land.   God has asked his people […]

Christians in Cincinnati Are Breaking the Cycles of Poverty

posted by chadhovind

Imagine Solomon using his power to create a place of Refuge for the entire land.   This city gate looks down upon the “daughters” which is the area where families’ camped just outside the city walls.   If an army […]

Proclaiming Liberty to Others on a Diet of Chocolate and Honey

posted by chadhovind

After a three hour hike through ancient Philistine country, we were able to see Samson’s homeland. To the left is the area Samson hiked as he ignored God’s call to help those who were enslaved to the Philistines.   Samson […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Man Who Thought the Church Should Be the Conscience of the State

posted by chadhovind

I recently read the massive book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   It was an amazing read.  It inspired a new teaching technique at our church where we took 500 slides of his life and put them to video.  As a life […]

Zimmerman Trial, Godonomics, and the Rule of Law

posted by chadhovind

I think one of the most important problems in this case is “presumed omniscience”. Everyone who was not there presumes that they know exactly what happened. What we need more than anything in this case is some humility. We weren’t […]

Constitutional Education is Bringing Liberty to Children

posted by chadhovind

I recently learned of one thing that The 912 Project has going on is their Constitutional Champions.  Their mission is to involve the youth of our country through educational programs, school groups, and community service projects.  Godonomics teaches a Biblical […]

An UnStable Craving for God: Do We Want God to USE us, or are we USING God to get what we want

posted by chadhovind

An Unstable Craving I was so convicted to realize that often I say I want God, but I am really using God to get what I want.    When God doesn’t give me what I want: A happy marriage, obedient […]

God give me FEET for my PATH, not a PATH for my FEET

posted by chadhovind

If you have never learned about the Ibex, this video is stunning and very helpful in understanding the Psalms’ prayer that God would give him hind’s feet.   Introduction: Wasn’t that video from the BBC video amazing.   Deer that can […]

Safari: How to overcome Anxiety by Parrotting Truth to Yourself

posted by chadhovind

Parrot God’s Control to Yourself Parrots repeat back to you what you tell them.  Worry is like that. Worry is a parrot telling you what you already know.  Things are bad… “Things are bad.”   I don’t know what tomorrow holds… […]

Safari: The Sparrows Know How Not to Worry

posted by chadhovind

We had a giant python at our church for our safari series.  We were learning lessons God had for those who looked for Him in His creation. Sparrows Know God Watches Over Them. Matthew 6: 24 “No one can serve […]

Safari: Learning that Worry is for the Birds

posted by chadhovind

A few weeks ago, our church went to the birds, including me wearing a bird brain head.   We spoke about how the birds from how to trust in God better than we humans do.   When I was around […]

Josh McDowell proves Jesus Christ is the predicted Messiah

posted by chadhovind

A few weeks ago, Josh McDowell spoke at our church.  he shared how his research and journey from Atheist to Christ-follower began as he engaged his mind in the undeniable facts of history regarding the predictions and fulfillment of prophecy regarding the […]

Easter: Victory of Self Loathing, Self-Hatred, and Self Esteem Battles

posted by chadhovind

A Roman centurion -a skeptic and questioner- watches Jesus Christ die on a Roman cross.   This man has seen a lot of death in his day — a lot of pain and a lot of men die pleading and crying […]

What Would God Say to Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve?

posted by chadhovind

    For more information, Check out www.godonomics.com  

Wrestling With God and the Problem of Evil on Video

posted by chadhovind

Developing a Hagaaaaaa for God’s word

posted by chadhovind

Everytime we are faced with temptation, we choose to Trust, or put our faith in one Lion or the Other.    If Integrity is “doing what’s right as God defines right regardless of the circusmtances…” Then we will have a moment […]

When God’s Word Tastes Like Honey

posted by chadhovind

While temptation is a lion that lies to you, The Bible tells us of another Lion who lies down for you.   He is willing to die for you, fight for you, stand by you. 1. This Lion Lies Down For […]

We Need a Lion to Fight the Lion of Temptation

posted by chadhovind

Temptation is often describes as a Lion in the Bible. 1.. This Lion Lies with Fear. Samson is one of the strongest men that ever lived. He took on entire armies and won…. He beat a Lion with his bear […]

Which Temptations Taste Like Honey?

posted by chadhovind

02/03/13 “Integrity Like a Lion” (Chad Hovind) Here’s the link to the message I gave about Integrity of a Lion. We need to see temptation for what it is. The only way to resist temptation is to see it for what […]

Local Coach Uses Skills to Impact Needy Students

posted by chadhovind

Temptation Tastes Like Honey, But Sits in the Carcass of a Lion

posted by chadhovind

Temptation Tastes Like Honey, but sits in the Carcass of A Lion Since there are two types of lions and two types of honey, we must learn to distinguish Between Two types of Lion and Honey.  If we learn to distinguish […]

Gun Control and Christianity

posted by chadhovind

When Jonathon walked in my office, he wanted to share the story of his conversion from pacifism to self-defense and just war.  He grew up in a Mennonite community which clearly taught that all violence, guns, and aggression were wrong. […]

Self Indulgence or Self Sacrifice: Which Way Do We Live?

posted by chadhovind

Samson was a man addicted to his appetites of anger, lust, and self indulgence.   I got to visit his hometown last October.  Sadly Samson died with so much undone.   In an incredibly last minute restoration by God of […]

Generosity to Strangers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews, OH My.

posted by chadhovind

  While in Israel, my wife and I visited a Bedouin village.  This Muslim family lives in Israel and their 15 year old is proudly training for the Israeli army.   I was shocked that Muslims served in the Israeli army. […]

How do you care for strangers?

posted by chadhovind

It was an area like this that Abraham and his wife took in strangers that turned out to be angels.     Abraham say guests coming and was delighted to entertain and provide for strangers. That’s just what you do. […]

Jesus is the Meaning Behind the Menorah

posted by chadhovind

This past Christmas Eve, I taught about Christmas using a Menorah.   Here is the video clip of the service. Here is the message manuscript from that talk. “You might be surprised to see a Jewish Menorah at a Christmas […]

The Financial Cliff. A Dr Seuss inspired poem

posted by chadhovind

In a fantasy land, known as deecee, deecee There lived powerful leaders who took life quite easy They feasted and feasted like pondiverous pigs When it came to decisions, they could zag and zig They had eaten themselves out of […]

Want to work on relationships with your spouse? your boss? a co-worker? a friend? Click to hear how to “tame the beast within”

posted by chadhovind

http://www.horizoncc.com/horizonfiles/mp3/070812_t.mp3

What’s the difference between Gospel Christianity, Islam, Mormonism and Liberation Theology

posted by chadhovind

This week, I spoke about Mormonism, Christianity, and Liberation Theology. Check out the MP3 here. Here is a video of me speaking with a Muslim scholar about differences between Christianity and the Muslim religion

Business Owner Using His Entrepreneurship Gifts to Help Those in Poverty Get Jobs

posted by chadhovind

I got an opportunity to interview a local business leader practicing Godonomics.    He built a business to not only provide jobs, but provide jobs for the poorest of poor in Cincinnati.  He works with local missions to help those […]

Weakness Strengthens Influence

posted by chadhovind

There are certain words that seem weak. Words like Compassion, Authenticity, or Gentleness.  These do not seem like “Leadership words!”   They invoke painful stereotypes of being forced to “talk about our feelings” in a counseling office, or be treated like […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System): U-Turn…Appealing and Surrendering Well (pt. 1)

posted by chadhovind

There are two skills that every child MUST develop and be trained in. They must learn how to APPEAL and SURRENDER well.  Last week, we talked about how to “yield” to authority, and how to teach our kids to respect […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System)-Danger: Teaching Consequences and Rewards, part 1

posted by chadhovind

DANGER: TEACHING CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS Parenting is hard. It is difficult. Trying to wrestle with the challenge of balancing grace and truth with your individual children’s personalities and temperaments is a real challenge.  All the while, children are brilliant at […]

You can Pick Your Friends, But Not Your Family (Chad Hovind and Kent Hovind)

posted by chadhovind

Extended families are interesting. I grew up in a great family with my father Ross, a public school teacher who was the favorite teacher of generations of 5th-6th graders and my mom Diane, a strong business savvy Leader with a […]

Beware Porky Pig in Government

posted by chadhovind

     This political season, some fear donkeys, some elephants, and others rhinos; but 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 some are […]

The Federal Reserve Left Bread Crumbs in the Milk

posted by chadhovind

A mother turns to her 8 year old son, “Did you drink milk out of the carton again?” “No mom, I didn’t drink out of the milk carton. You told me never to do that.”  “Why are there breadcrumbs floating […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Godonomics says, "We should NOT be our brothers' keeper"
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