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First Reflections on National Church Security Conference
Faith / Firearms / Personal Defense

First Reflections on National Church Security Conference

The 14th Annual National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management National Church Security Conference is a wrap. Three of the four members of our church security collaborative inquiry team attended the conference at Grace Church in Frisco, Texas. I was invited into this project because of my long history of work in the sociology … Continue reading

What’s Next? Understanding and Misunderstanding America’s Gun Culture – Book Chapter FINAL
Books / My Experience

What’s Next? Understanding and Misunderstanding America’s Gun Culture – Book Chapter FINAL

I am preparing to depart for the Republic of Texas tomorrow to meet with my church security Collaborative Inquiry Team (another sociologist and two pastors) and attend a national conference on church security. Each of us on the team shared something we wrote to help the others understand where we are coming from as we … Continue reading

FUNDED – The Body Armor of Christ: Constructing Safety and Security in Communities of Faith
Faith / Fear / My Experience

FUNDED – The Body Armor of Christ: Constructing Safety and Security in Communities of Faith

Earlier this year, I put out a call for resources on protecting houses of worship for a possible research project on church/congregational security. I received so many suggestions that I was able to create two lists: Training Organizations, Groups and Individuals Other Resources (conferences, books, DVDs, articles, etc.) I am happy to report that the … Continue reading