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Affluent Christian Investor | December 3, 2023

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AboutIan Hodge, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Ian Hodge

Ian Hodge

Ian Hodge is an accomplished musician and music teacher, an executive manager and a management consultant to business owners. Dr. Hodge began his working career as a professional musician. His interest in Christian economic theory, however, led to a move into the investment industry, where he made his way to the ranks of executive management. His first position as a CEO outside of his own company was a turnaround situation, and he found this was “his” place in the business world. For the past 16 years has been a business consultant to help turn around struggling businesses. He has clients in USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. He actively uses his consulting skills to help train church pastors, elders and deacons in leadership and church growth practices. As a musician, he worked with several singers around Australia and the South Pacific as their accompanist and music director. A current project is the development of SonCross Academy, an online school that starts with the Bible, providing lessons in music theory and piano, economics, business, history, philosophy and theology for ages 8+.   Ian Hodge received his Ph.D. degree from Whitefield Seminary in “Christian Intellectual Thought – Economics”. He has written over 500 articles on topics such as business management, economics, education, law, finance, health, philosophy, politics, theology, and music as he explores the application of a biblical world view. He runs his own blog at   He is the author of:   · Why Would Anyone In Their Right Mind Believe the Bible? An introduction to the Christian Faith. · Baptized Inflation: A Critique of “Christian” Keynesianism. · Is This The End of Religious Liberty? The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief. · Making Sense of Your Dollars: A Biblical View of Wealth. · How To Be Diabetes Free . . . For Life. An analysis of the biology of diabetes, and how this disease can be prevented and even halted. · Ian Hodge’s Read, Write & Play Music, a self-teaching program that instructs young students on how to write (compose) music. · Powerhouse Piano, online video and live lessons in classical piano. · Publisher, editor, William the Baptist. A classic in Christian literature, reissued with an introduction by Dr. Hodge.   In his spare time, Ian can be found actively debating atheists on his city streets and elsewhere (anywhere) whenever the opportunity arises.

Posts By Ian Hodge

April 12, 2016 |

I Regret to Inform You of the Passing of Ian Hodge

Ian was one of our first columnists here at Affluent Investor. I looked forward to reading his columns when they appeared in my inbox, setting aside more urgent tasks for sheer curiosity about what I would learn … Read More

April 6, 2016 |

The Myth of Christian Ministry

There are many opportunities known as ‘Christian Ministries’. They are identified as organizations that promote the kingdom of God in some form, quote Bible verses at appropriate times, and they depend on subsidies in some form in order to … Read More

November 19, 2015 |

What’s Wrong With Limited Liability Corporations?

In 1855, George Sweet highlighted the forthcoming changes to contract law. The changes that were introduced became known as limited liability law. The impact on the nature of contract and on business in general is hard to underestimate. Sweet, … Read More

October 6, 2015 |

What’s an MBA From Harvard Really Worth?

In the 1980s it was fashionable for those who could afford the tuition to send their offspring to Harvard Business School to get an MBA. Students from around the world lined up for the prestigious program, ready to take on … Read More

September 25, 2015 |

How to Solve the Problem of Taxation in Less Than an Hour

Promises. Promises.

The new Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is boasting that business confidence is up merely because he’s talking positive. It’s a “Don’t worry folks. I’m here now. My government will make us all wealthy.”

In order to understand … Read More

September 18, 2015 |

How to Solve the Economic Crisis in Less Than An Hour

Once again there are fears about the economy. But the problem is not getting better. It is getting worse.

The solution, however, is found in this simple classroom experiment. Get an even number of kids on each side of … Read More

September 4, 2015 |

How Lobsters Expose the Achilles’ Heel of the Conservative Movement

A group of rugged Novia Scotia fishermen met at 8:30 am to discuss their future. They were being ripped off, they said. They worked hard on their boats netting lobsters, sold them to a local wholesaler, who then sold them … Read More

July 15, 2015 |

The Chinese ‘Great Unmentionable’

“[I]t is the economist’s task so to understand the deeper determinants of economic conjunctures and affairs that his policy prescriptions can be intelligently and properly shaped toward their proper ordering, or where it is considered necessary, their correction and resolution. … Read More

July 9, 2015 |

Chinese Government Isn’t God, and Can’t Suspend the Laws of Economics

You know there is a problem when you hear something like this: The Chinese authorities have halted all new listings on the stock market. The reason? They want people to buy shares, not sell them. They think more buying is … Read More

August 13, 2013 |

How to Leave a Legacy that Lasts for Centuries: Leadership Lesson of Johann Sebastian Bach

Music standards vary from person to person, but hardly anyone denies that some of the best music written is that by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750). It is difficult not to be moved emotionally when you hear the … Read More

July 19, 2013 |

How to Quickly and Effectively Change Your Business… Overnight

Imagine your business is producing significantly more sales at better margins, with happier customers.

Many business owners struggle to change their businesses… for the better, of course. But there really is only one thing necessary to bring about radical … Read More

July 17, 2013 |

How Can You Protect Your Money if You Don’t Know What it is?: Protecting Your Assets in an Age of Theft

Money. What is it? Why do we need more of it to buy the luxuries of life like bread, milk and sugar?

Money primarily consists of currency (notes and coin) and credit. Credit allows you to buy things just as … Read More

July 16, 2013 |

How to Keep Your Job in Troubled Times

In troubled times, people worry.  If they have jobs, they worry about the pay scale staying where it is. They worry about whether or not they’ll keep those jobs. And many, many people worry about how they will live if … Read More

July 15, 2013 |

Forget the Rhetoric; Follow the Money

One of the biggest misunderstandings between many people is the flow of money and, especially, the flow of money from the purchase of foreign goods. “Buy American” or “buy Australian” are common refrains. But these slogans are the rhetoric of … Read More

July 12, 2013 |

Australia: The Worst is Yet to Come

In the aftermath of the Labor Party’s internal demolition of itself, the Australian people are putting their hope in the Opposition, the Liberal-National Party (LNP), and its leader Tony Abbott.  In Australian politics the LNP are supposed to be the … Read More

July 9, 2013 |

New Poll, Liberals Leading in Australian Election: Close election, Not Much Philosophical Difference

It’s been a a week since the Australian Labor Party dumped Prime Minister Julia Gillard as party leader and replaced her with Kevin Rudd. And already the polls are speaking.

Kevin Rudd is suddenly showing as the preferred Prime Minister … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

Australia’s Manufacturing Crisis

On May 23, Ford Motor Company announced it was closing its manufacturing plants in Australia.  Local manufacture ceases in October 2016.  This announcement does not end the availability of Ford vehicles in Australia.  But it is an admission that manufacturing … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

Human Rights Challenges Aussie Businesses

Create an Australian Human Rights Commission and you can expect trouble in business. This time, the AHRC aimed its efforts at one of the largest Australian retailers, Myer.

The goal of the AHRC is to get this Australian business to … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

Chaos in Australian Politics Leaves Australians with Wishful Thinking

On Wednesday, June 26 2013, Australian politics came to a head. Specifically involving the Labor Party, which is a minority in the Australian Federal Parliament, yet carries the Prime Ministership with the aid of independent members of the house.

But … Read More

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