Randy Bright

Randy W. Bright, AIA, NCARB, is an architect who specializes in church and church-related projects. You may contact him at 918-582-3972, rwbrightchurcharch@sbcglobal.net or www.churcharchitect.net.

Americans have a fear about what Muslims might do

    

Last week I wrote about a case in Bernard Township in New Jersey in which the Thomas More Law Center alleged that a local mosque was using intimidation tactics to coerce the local government into granting a permit for the construction of a mosque.  I also submitted that the use of RLUIPA, the law that […]

Islam’s influence on American culture continues to grow

    

Last week, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) announced that it had filed a Public Records Request with the Bernard Township Committee in New Jersey. The request was made on behalf of a resident that had called out what he believed to be illegal secrecy regarding a special meeting that was to be held by […]

Worldwide persecution of Christians has been growing

    

Christian persecution across the globe is becoming more common and widely accepted among other religions, primarily in Islamic settings, but also at the hands of other religions as well.  As many as 900,000 Christians have been slaughtered worldwide because of their faith in the last decade, 90,000 of those in the last year. The Center […]

Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world

    

Amid the recent murders of Coptic Christians in the horrific church bombings in Egypt by ISIS, we must be aware that these events are by no means unique or uncommon.  Christianity is now the most persecuted faith on the planet, with some accounts that 900,000 Christians worldwide have been murdered for their faith in the […]

Muslim terrorists kill Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday

    

It was a bittersweet day on Palm Sunday this year when ISIS bombed two churches in Egypt, killing 44 and wounding more than 100 others. The first attack took place in Tanta, a city in the Nile Delta located about 80 miles southeast of Alexandria and 60 miles north of Cairo.  Twenty-seven people were killed […]

Sometimes churches have to fight in their communities

    

Two cases from the Law of the Land website caught my attention this week because they pertain to the series of articles I have been writing about the role of churches in our communities. The first case involves a federal court case that addressed outright discrimination against a church by a city. The article on […]

Some of the basics that American churches can provide

    

Two weeks ago I addressed the issue of the church’s role in the community, and how differently our church facilities would look if we were to take hold of our responsibilities to those who are truly in need within our community and within our congregations. Admittedly my vision of churches – that had in addition […]

Why waste $55,000,000.00 on a runway nobody wants?

    

Recently the FAA made a deal with the long-embattled airport at Santa Monica, California, that would allow the city to take the airport and shut it down twelve years from now.  In addition, they will be allowed to shorten the runway immediately in order to discourage or eliminate jets from taking off or landing. Surveys […]

Book warns about the fragile, aging U.S. power grid

    

In last week’s article, I cited several incidents that have taken place that indicate the fragility of our power grid and how it presents itself to our enemies as an opportunity to do more damage to our nation and our lives than any terrorist attack that we have ever seen on our soil or overseas. […]

Damage to our power grid could be our biggest threat

    

It hardly seems possible that so much time has passed that I can say that if you are in your early twenties or older, you might remember all of the chaos and concern that took place for a few years before the passage of the year 1999 to the year 2000. Y2K was the acronym […]