Ousting Babylon from the Marketplace Session 3 — Dave Hodgson
Introduction: Why is it important that “All Shall Prosper?” Why is Jesus seeking “sheep nations” where people and institutions actually practice the Golden Rule, especially toward the powerless in their midst? What is the Babylonian Economy, and how does it use greed, manipulation and corruption to perpetuate most of the social injustice around us? It is crucial to know our enemy, and to learn practical ways to remove his influence from our businesses, our key relationships, and our personal lives. Dave illustrates, in many practical testimonies, of his battles to oust Babylon and replace it with a Kingdom economy.
When your value system merges with God’s, the impact of your business will greatly expand. The key?
About the IdeaLeader: Sent, for safety, away from home all alone at the age of 4, Dave learned survival skills that later gave him a leadership role in Rhodesia’s SAS elite counter-terrorism unit. Forced from his nation through political upheaval, he ended up in Australia, where a God-encounter changed his life once again. Encountering dishonest and greedy Christians in ministry and business has taught Dave to recognize Babylon, and oust it from the marketplace.
Dave Hodgson is the founder and CEO of the Paladin Group of Companies, overseeing millions of dollars in business acquisitions and private equity investments. Paladin is a leader in financial engineering with its patented “Capital Guarantee.” Paladin Corporation has interests in the energy, water infrastructure, and health and fitness sectors. The corporation is also involved in investment banking. Hodgson is a regular speaker at business conferences around the world, sharing how “all may prosper.” He is also the founder of Kingdom Investors, a ministry providing Christian business people keys to being successful in business, both spiritually and practically. God’s calling on his life is to fund the kingdom of God and be successful in the marketplace, while activating others to do the same. He has a vision and goal of helping to make Australia the first “sheep nation” on earth (Matthew 25:31-46) and so he works closely with a broad, national coalition of Kingdom leaders to effect that.