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

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

Protecting Houses of Worship, Part 1: Training Organizations, Groups, and Individuals
Faith / Training

Protecting Houses of Worship, Part 1: Training Organizations, Groups, and Individuals

Last month I spooked a few people by posting that I was “SEEKING HELP on Protecting Houses of Worship.”  There was no immediate danger. Rather, I am beginning to collaborate with a religion scholar on a possible research project on church/congregational security. We are in the process of putting together a research proposal, and I wanted … Continue reading

John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense
Faith / Firearms / Training

John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense

Although I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to observe Mike Seeklander’s instructor development course in New Mexico in November, a silver lining was that I got to spend a few days in Phoenix visiting with some of the amazing gun culture people/businesses there, like Wilderness Tactical Products, Haley Strategic Partners, and Cecil Burch of … Continue reading