Any illusion some may have harbored that public education in America was still primarily about learning information and skills in academic subjects such as math, science, and history should now be put to rest for good. Public education is openly and clearly a political tool for the changing of society at large and the indoctrination […]

I remember vividly the day my father taught me an important lesson. I was nineteen. By then, he had been a pastor for over thirty years. We were at an auto repair shop he frequented. He knew everyone by name, and the mechanics all seemed to know and to like him. No doubt, he had […]

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Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-3) My grandson, Adrian, is 16 months old, and he is my teacher.  […]

Recently, the Grammys made headlines for its Satanic and overtly sexual tone.  I did not watch the show, but the photos taken from it and the couple of clips I did see were more than enough. In all the hubbub over Katy Perry’s ritual dance and Jay-Z’s and Beyonce’s sex show, and in all of […]

Two things, it seems, have been lost in the noise over Phil Robertson’s comments concerning homosexuality as reported by GQ Magazine. First, Robertson is being called to account by A&E for quoting Scripture. He was asked in the interview to define sin. He replied with a pretty good paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Quoting Scripture […]

With the recent Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act along with lower court and state rulings both legalizing same-sex marriage and requiring business owners to violate their consciences and to offer services to same-sex weddings, many churches wisely are turning to update their bylaws.  I believe that your church should, too. Church […]

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Hear, O Israel.  The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

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Recently I had the privilege of spending some time with a wise young Mom and her very cute 17-month-old son.  During the course of our conversation she told me that she and her husband were surprised when, at the child’s tender age of six months, they began to notice rebellious behavior in him.  She said […]

Can it be that simple? Phil Robertson is the Duck Commander, the creator of a duck call company and one of the stars of the new hit television show on A&E called Duck Dynasty. LifeWay has presented Phil’s salvation testimony via video at http://www.lifeway.com/article/Video-Phil-Robertson-Duck-Commander-Duck-Dynasty-Happy-Happy-Happy?intcmp=LWMain-Hero1-DUCK-20130311. In his testimony, Phil tells of “God coming down in flesh” […]

First published March, 2013. Recently, an article was published by LiveScience.com entitled Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God? Christians should be shaking in their boots, it seems. Science, the article claims, is close to proving that God does not exist. What will we do? Natalie Wolchover, the author of the article wrote, […]

If ever a woman was born to be a mother, it is my wife. Like her, there is no other, nor ever has been nor will be. But motherhood seemed only a distant hope for a season. Three long years transpired as we waited, sought medical evaluation, prayed, and hoped, only to be crushed time […]

Recently, Moody Bible Institute announced that it no longer would prohibit employees, including faculty members, from smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol.  In a previous post, (http://waylanandbetsyowens.com/2013/09/25/moody-values-abdication/)%5B1%5D, I addressed Moody’s departure from historic Christian morals and virtues as its basis for ethical standards of behavior among employees and its movement to the secular ideal of individual […]

Little Joe was born in Methuselah Baptist Church, and by the time he was ten years old, Little Joe recognized his sin and his need for forgiveness, he understood Christ’s death upon the cross, and he was saved. After his baptism, Little Joe continued in the programs of the church and grew through the church’s […]

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