‘Stories Worth Telling’



Going Round and Round

Just a few minutes ago I went through a traffic circle, what the British call a “roundabout.” All of a sudden the area where I live has been filled with roundabouts, some of them in high traffic areas and the one I crossed over earlier in a residential area. All of these are new and […]

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Pushing at the Gates of Hell

I find Matthew 16:13-19 to be one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture. It contains profound meaning for the church and several difficult exegetical issues. One of the areas that is difficult to interpret is what Jesus meant by “the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). We have recently seen […]

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Can You Really Serve Two Masters?

I have a cartoon drawing in my office from many years ago. It really doesn’t make any sense today so I don’t leave it where people can see it. It says this, “Who says you can’t serve two masters?” It was drawn by my buddy Joe McKeever who is renowned for his ability to doodle […]

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This One Thing That Changed The Way I Worship

I’ve been to church many, many times. Maybe you have, too. Have those times of worship affected your life? Do you often leave saying, “It was good to be in the house of the Lord.” Or, do you leave with a ho-hum, nothing happened attitude? Let me tell you the one thing that truly affected […]

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Mike Pence and the “Billy Graham Rule”

Last week Vice President Mike Pence created quite a stir when someone quoted from an article written several years ago about him. The article described how Pence followed the “Billy Graham Rule,” a rule the evangelist established for himself about his interaction with women. Billy Graham, in a strong attempt at integrity in relationships, famously […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)