‘Christian Living’

Why I’ve Enjoyed “The Bible” Series

I have really enjoyed the History Channel’s series entitled: “The Bible.” I look forward each week to see what is happening next. I am looking forward to the resurrection and to each succeeding episode. Here’s why. First, the Bible is exciting and filled with adventure. The video presentation simply helps us to “see” what is […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m often asked: “Do you believe in the saints (as in the saints of the Bible, not of my favorite NFL team)? The answer is: “yes, I very much believe in the saints.” In the Bible, saints are people who have been “set apart” for God’s service. Saint is the most often used word in the New […]

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Why The New Pope Matters

Early yesterday afternoon I met with a Catholic friend. He greeted me with: “This is probably not the most important part of our meeting, but we have a new pope!” As a non-Catholic, I disagree with the Catholic Church in a number of areas. At the same time, Catholics and non-Catholics agree in many areas. […]

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My Take On Installment Two of “The Bible”

Martha and I watched the second installment of “The Bible” Sunday night on the History Channel. Apparently, we weren’t alone. In fact, last week’s first episode in the five part series was the largest cable network viewing of the year, attracting 14 million viewers. With other viewings during the week, upwards of 27 million people […]

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Getting Ready For Easter

As a young college student, many of us who were preparing for ministry would “debate” theological issues. One of those debates concerned what is it in the Christian faith that is absolutely essential. Was it the incarnation of Christ, the cross, His sinless life, or the resurrection? I smile about those debates now, but they were […]

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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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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)