Author: Waylan Owens

Dr. Owens teaches in the School of Church and Family Ministries and serves as Dean of the Jack D. Terry, Jr. School of Church and Family Ministries. He is married to Betsy and has four children - Blayne, Joshua, Grace and Mary. Twitter: @WaylanOwens Website:

Easter: What About Monday?

We all know about Easter Sunday (resurrection) and Good Friday (crucifixion). Some know about Maundy Thursday (Last Supper). But do you know about Easter Monday, the day after Easter? Known as “Bright Monday” among the Eastern Orthodox, Easter Monday is re... Read More »

China, Children, and the Creator God

God and the Creation of New Human Life China has been revising its One-Child Policy, a law first implemented in 1979 that limited almost every family to only one child. In November 2013, the ruling Communist Party announced that married couples in which one sp... Read More »

The Prince and the Golfer

Hunter Mahan and Prince William. Not two names you would put together naturally. But the two have caused a stir in the name of fatherhood by their respective decisions that place family ahead of their other responsibilities.... Read More »

A Grandfather Already?

I do not know exactly when I became a grandfather, but I know that for over eight months now I have been one. So far, I have not held my grandson though he lives nearby. I have seen only a black and white fuzzy image of him dating back a few months, but that i... Read More »

Moving a Church Toward Christ

Church leaders can become discouraged when their churches are not moving forward. Some churches are militant against change, but most churches today are composed of people who live in a world that is changing all the time. In the 21st century, we have learned ... Read More »

The Power of the Word

Yesterday a friend told me a story about a conversation he had on an airplane with a woman who is an insurance executive (IE). It went something like this: IE: I am a Lutheran. What are you? Friend: I am a Baptist.... Read More »

Can Science Rule Out the Existence of God?

Last week, an article was published by 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 ... Read More »

Avoiding Consumerism at Christmas

Receiving gifts is fun. Watching others receive gifts we have planned and given is more fun!... Read More »