‘Stories Worth Telling’



We All Have a Job to Do

As I have reflected on the amazing feat of traveling to the moon and back, three things have struck me as significant–the faith of Buzz Aldrin (which you can read of here), the fact that a nation built on faith and not an atheistic nation should be the fitting discoverer, and the importance of one […]

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The Most Helpful Book I’ve Read

I have now lived enough years to have read a fair amount of books, and my work as a preacher and pastor also demands that I read. For that reason, I am often asked, “Which books have helped you the most?” I usually don’t have a ready answer for what turns out to be a […]

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A New President for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Yesterday, June 5, 2019, trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary elected Dr. James K. Dew, Jr., as the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sometimes we don’t know the good things which are all around us. One of those is New Orleans Seminary, an institution that I’ve had the joy of being […]

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“I Live Like An Atheist”

Earlier this week I was stunned by the words of a deeply committed follower of Christ. “During the week, I live like an atheist.” This man really doesn’t live like an atheist, but his words struck deep into how we tend to live. He was referring to Colossians 3:17 where Paul called us to live […]

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How Is that Working for You?

John Ortberg in his book entitled, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“ told the story of a Senate hearing in the 1960s. The hearing had to do with changes to come in the country and in the world in the next few years because of technological revolution. According to Ortberg, senators heard how technology would change […]

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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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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)