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.

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 […]

Kansas’ Brownback wants a new Kansas City airport


While Santa Monica, California, government officials are doing everything they can to close down their airport, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is apparently doing everything he can to build an entirely new airport south of Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City’s existing airport, Kansas City International Airport, has been under scrutiny for years as officials have tried […]

Airports are a definite advantage to pro-business cities


Over the past few years, I have written from time to time about the ongoing saga of Santa Monica Municipal Airport and its battle to survive continuous attacks from an unlikely source – its own city. It is not an uncommon battle.  Many airports are finding themselves landlocked by dense development, and when the land […]

The battle between Santa Monica and the airport rages


The City of Santa Monica and the Federal Aviation Administration reached an agreement this week to close the Santa Monica airport by the end of the year 2028.  The agreement allows the city to immediately shorten its runway from about 5,000 feet to just 3,500 feet, effectively prohibiting most all jet traffic from using the […]