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, 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 […]

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 […]

I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me. I had seen it on television, and I had heard stories of people in which such things occurred, but it did not dawn on me last Thursday that I might experience it myself. Thursday began with an early morning visit to the doctor, Dr. […]

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” […]

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 […]

According to an American Family Association report (http://www.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147539915), here are some of the most egregious recent violence against those identified as Christians. Sunday, September 22 – Peshawar, PAKISTAN Islamic bombers mingled with Christians gathering after morning worship service at All Saints Church for dinner on the grounds. The Islamists blew themselves up, killing 90 Christians […]

As the Religion News Service (RNS) reported in its headline late last week, Moody Bible Institute Drops Alcohol and Tobacco Ban for Employees.  Students must continue to abstain totally, and employees may not drink on the job or with students; however, off campus, according to the article, “Moody leaves it to the employees’ conscience.” (sic) […]

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