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Safety and security in the modern Church

Off-duty officer saves lives because he listened

  You know those stories that you read and they just wreck you emotionally? The ones that you ambush you and break your heart? That was my morning today.   … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Why didn’t he do more?”

Much has been written about the Charleston church shootings. While I did say a little something about it when it happened, thus far I’ve not commented on the events of … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

When I realized I was fooling myself

I like to think I’m a fairly observant person. I am intentional about trying to stay aware of my surroundings. I study the topic of situational awareness, teach about it … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · 5 Comments

What are your filters?

Recently I listened to one the founders of our church speak to our student ministry about wisdom. Sarah Keller is the wife of our lead pastor and serves as our … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Discretion is part of the duty

Earlier this week, a former uniformed Secret Service officer named Gary J. Byrne announced that he had a book coming out next month. Byrne claims the book “…now tells this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

What is it about April and violence?

What is it about April?   Historically, there are a number of critical events that happen in April, especially between the 13th and 20th.  In recent decades, we’ve seen a … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Combat Triad

It was the early 1980’s. In the law enforcement world, the revolver was king, speed loaders were becoming the new normal and bowling pin shooting was considered innovative training. My … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

It’s not over until you quit

A couple of days ago, I ran across a story about an attack in Israel that caught my attention. An Israeli man, Yonatan Azarihab, was collecting money for a charity … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Idaho pastor shot in parking lot: 4 thoughts on the incident

Pastor Tim Remington left Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after delivering his Sunday sermon. As he was getting in his car, a man walked up and started shooting him … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

What I learned about church safety from Chick-fil-a

Billy is a member of our church and an amazing leader. He is the owner of a Chick-fil-a store and wise beyond his years. Last week I was having a … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 4 Comments