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.

The Grenfell Tower Fire demonstrated what can go wrong

    

Around 250 investigators are still combing through the debris of the Grenfell Tower after a devastating fire that took place on June 14th, claiming the lives of 79 people. It is now known that the fire started on the 4th floor of the 24-story building, and it is believed to have started when a Hotpoint […]

London fire shows density can have a terrible price tag

    

As I write this article, firefighters are still sifting through the remains of the Grenfell Tower in London, searching for 58 people who are still missing from the 24-story apartment building that was completely engulfed in flames.  Nineteen people were hospitalized – ten of whom were listed in critical condition.  Due to the severity of […]

‘Intelligent urbanism’ raises a whole host of suspicions

    

Years ago, in the early 90’s, there was a term for the condition that President Trump addressed in his June 9 speech: The Third Deficit. It was called the Third Deficit then because the first two were already taken: one was the budget deficit and the second one was the trade deficit.  The Third Deficit […]

Trump was right in pulling out of the Paris agreement

    

I was happy to hear of President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.  It was the right decision that was made in the interest of the United States, and scuttles what was obviously a wealth distribution scheme intended to bilk American taxpayers out of billions of dollars.  Beyond that, the Agreement […]

How do we maintain religious freedom and protection?

    

Several weeks ago, I wrote about a case in Bernard Township in New Jersey in which the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) alleged that a local mosque was using intimidation tactics to coerce the local government into granting a permit for the construction of a mosque.  TMLC had filed a Public Records Request with the […]

It is in the very best interest of America to support Israel

    

With so much of our attention being focused on the day-to-day activities of life, current events, upcoming elections and family activities, it is easy to forget how important it is to support Israel and its right to exist in peace. The fact that Israel even exists is a miracle, and many believe, myself included, that […]

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 […]