Godonomics

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 that says, “That is wrong,”  but can we explain why it’s wrong? If the highest…

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 house car. We had dancing bears in the Senate.  I think I saw a bearded…

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 here.  Let’s begin with Schultz’s misquoting of the Bible with his reference to being our…

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.   Environmental initiatives (even though  Steven D. Levitt author of SuperFreakonomics and friend of Clinton notes that…

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 head-banging, a well intended friend quickly inserts a pillow between them and the wall, the…

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 amazed that God’s principles of work, profit, give can be traced back to the very…

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 enough.  The assumption is that business are exploiting the entry level employees.  A recent news…

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 to participate in commerce by becoming productive in the new land.     As you…

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 was coming toward them, they knew they could run to the city for a place…

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 lived a life of luxury and comfort and ignored his countrymen’s ongoing path to enslavement…

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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.

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