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The Legacy of Apollo 11

Apollo 11’s flight to the moon was 50 years ago. It’s hard to believe it has been that long. It’s not just the passage of time that is amazing. It is also the fact that landing on the moon and returning safely could have been done in such a relatively primitive time in computing. We […]

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On Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Hard Things of Life

Over the weekend, folks in Louisiana dealt with Hurricane Barry while folks in California are still jittery over the two recent earthquakes. Both of these strike fear and concern. The folks in Louisiana say, “At least you know when a hurricane is coming.” The folks in California are very aware their state has a major […]

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Living Our Best in the Worst of Times

We have just celebrated the 243rd anniversary of American Independence. In many ways, it seems the worst of times. When you look at the world and when you look at America, you often feel that things are just not right. You may have seen the reports out of France last week where the highest court […]

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How Do We Relate to Outsiders?

“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6), One of the serious issues believers should deal with is how to conduct ourselves with outsiders. […]

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The What and the Why of Work

I grew up in the church and I was raised by Christian parents, but neither of those prepared me for God’s teaching about vocation and work. Vacation Bible school, Sunday school, and various Bible studies never fully equipped me to understand God‘s plan. When you look at biblical teaching about work you find the what […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)