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.

We don’t give God enough credit for the genius of creation

    

Some time ago I heard an interview with author Eric Metaxas on Fox News about his article, “Science Increasingly Makes the case for God,” that had recently been published in the Wall Street Journal. Coincidentally I had been reading a book entitled Genesis and the Big Bang, The Discovery of Harmony Between Modern Science and […]

There is cause for optimism thanks to Trump in 2018

    

There is a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which was the beginning of what I hope will be an 8-year tenure of President Donald Trump.  Though he has much more left to accomplish of his many campaign promises, it is nothing short of astounding how much he has been able to […]

Christmas is the perfect time to recognize who Jesus is

    

“In the beginning the Word already existed.  He was with God, and he was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  He created everything there is.  Nothing exists that he didn’t make.”  (John 1:1-3 NLT) The Word is who the apostle Paul spoke about in Romans 1:20 (NLT) when he said: “From the time […]

Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is overdue

    

I was quite happy that the reports that President Trump would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital came true and that we would finally move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem.  Although it may take several years to construct the embassy, it is progress. With so much of our attention […]

America should relocate its embassy to Jerusalem now

    

There are reports that President Trump will announce that Jerusalem should be recognized as Israel’s capital, and that the American Embassy will be moved there.  The announcement could come as soon as December 8, one day before this article is published. The embassy move was decided long ago, but for political reasons it has been […]

‘Freestuffland’ may be coming to a neighborhood near you

    

Have you heard of that new city, Freestuffland?  If not, you probably will soon if those who are in charge of planning policies get their way. An astounding article appeared on the Planetizen website this month entitled, “The Truth about Creating Policy: It can’t be Evidence-Based.” The opener of the article read, “You’re up there […]

Steps can be taken to minimize destruction of homes by fire

    

California has long been plagued by wildfires.  This year the wildfires were particularly deadly with over 40 people killed in last month’s wildfire in Northern California.  Dry and windy conditions made the fires difficult to fight and contain.  Even though more than 10,000 firefighters from California and surrounding states worked around the clock, one early […]

Our schoolchildren should study ‘The 5000 Year Leap’

    

The news media is now making much of their perception that millennials  are embracing socialism in great numbers.  Some suggest that about 40 percent are rejecting capitalism and looking for socialism to solve their economic woes. But here is the thing: if millenials are indeed rejecting capitalism, it may be that they are rejecting something […]

The best community is a church following the Scriptures

    

Articles by urbanists who talk about the importance of community fascinate me.  It’s as if it is some new concept that we need to embrace, along with the notion that the only way for people to connect to each other is to encourage them the live closer and closer together. Moreover, the community unit, if […]

Property rights are the key to equality in the United States

    

It has been some time since I have addressed the property rights issue as it pertains to city government’s propensity to adopt policies that deny people their rights, but I am I no less interested in the subject than I have been in the past.  The issue is alive and well, and placing pressure on […]