Personal Safety: Staying Alert, Staying Alive

(This article first appeared in the May edition of the Baptist Courier) In addition to being a professor and preacher, I have the privilege of teaching self- defense skills to people in my community on a weekly basis through my self-defense company Peaceful Warrior, LLC..  Although most people we encounter in life are law-abiding and peace-loving people, there are folks we …

Church Safety: Protecting the Flock

(This article originally appeared in the May edition of the Baptist Courier) On November 5, 2017 First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas experienced a tragedy that is the nightmare of every pastor and church member.  Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people in and around the church and wounded 20 others.  Immediately after this horrific mass murder, attention focused on church …