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 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 […]

Fewer regulations are needed to restore manufacturing

    

Not long after last year’s election I stopped into a local big box store to look for some new tools. After spending about ten minutes perusing through all of the hand tools hanging on a wall, I realized that out of all of those tools, I found only one that was actually manufactured in the […]

Don’t push the global warming myth to advance goals

    

This past week an open letter to Donald Trump was signed by over 250 architects, landscape architects and other consultants that focused on “three specific actions addressing climate change, a clean and competitive U.S. economy using renewable energy, and standing up against special interest money in politics.” According to a report posted on archpaper.com, one […]

Why is Justice Dept. suddenly interested in the RLUIPA?

    

On December 15 of last year, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter out to state, county and municipal officials all over the country reminding them of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Ironically, it was just before the presidential election in 2008 that I received […]

Obama’s anti-Israel bias has been around for many years

    

Secretary of State John Kerry’s disgraceful anti-Israel speech recently belies the anti-Israel sentiment that is prevalent in the Obama administration, especially Obama himself. Kerry’s insistence on a two-state solution without requiring the acceptance of Israel’s right to exist by the Palestinians and his insistence that Israel reduce its borders to where they were before the […]

With God’s favor, the United States can be great again

    

2017 looks to be shaping up to be a very interesting year. President-elect Trump is promising big changes, and if the lineup of people he is proposing for key posts is approved, we have a chance to see government abandon the insanity that Obama imposed upon us and our freedoms. A chance, that is, because […]

Experience the grace of Jesus and have a Merry Christmas!

    

“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 […]

The key to affordable housing in America is a free market

    

Over the past few weeks I have been reviewing and commenting on the policies of Obama’s Housing Development Toolkit that he released back in September of this year.  The stated purpose of this document is to bring about “affordable” housing to our cities by instituting certain policies and revising our zoning codes in order to […]

Oakland fire deaths speak to building codes, not zoning

    

At the moment that I am writing this article, Fox News is reporting that there are 33 confirmed deaths in the fire that took place in Oakland, California this weekend, and there is speculation that the death toll will rise to forty or more. If you have been following my last series of articles, in […]

The truth is Americans still prefer to live in the suburbs

    

Obama’s Housing Development Toolkit, his Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative and his recent Executive Order Establishing a Community Solutions Council represent his obsession, along with other urbanists, with shaping the culture of America by concentrating populations in compact urban centers.  Urban centers, after all, are the deep well of liberal Democratic voters. But in a […]