‘Christian Living’

Atheist, Igtheist, Or Apatheist?

America has seen a disturbing rise in the number of people who call themselves atheists. Over the last five years, the number of people who describe themselves as atheists has increased from just over 15 percent to just under 20 percent. The part that is most disturbing about this is that the increase seems to […]

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The New Atheists

Two recent reports have revealed alarming statistics about the state of faith in America. How should we respond? We obviously can wring our hands–the seemingly preferred method for any problem–or we can use this to spur us on in our quest to touch people’s lives and give an account of the hope we have in […]

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Getting Ready For Sunday

We often ask, “where can I go to hear a good sermon and have a good worship experience?” My answer, “most any orthodox Christian church will work if you are ready for Sunday.” Having a good, worshipful experience has more to do with God and me than with who’s preaching or leading. What can we do […]

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Choose Which Wisdom You Want

Everyone has the opportunity to experience two kinds of wisdom, a wisdom that is worldly wise and a wisdom which comes from heaven. At first look or thought, you would think we all would follow the latter wisdom, the wisdom that comes from above and is pure, peace-loving, and considerate. We all know this isn’t […]

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Celebrating Yom Kippur

Yesterday marked Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) for Jews. Late September and early October are times of festivals in Israel. I saw a picture from Jerusalem yesterday. Amazingly, there were no cars on the streets. Jerusalem now has more than a million residents (and this in a very small area). When we were in Jerusalem […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)