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One of my favorite movies is the Princess Bride. I love the part when Inigo Montoya replies to Vizzini’s use of the word “inconceivable” with, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” After a decade of experience working, teaching, and writing […]

What reliably deters?






A local news story (https://cbs4indy.com/2019/01/10/carmel-synagogue-hosts-active-shooter-training/) featured a Carmel, Indiana synagogue that is hosting an active shooter-training seminar taught by the Indiana State Police. This particular synagogue has been the target of anti-Semitic vandalism and threats in recent months. Although they were resistant to addressing their security issues in the past, […]

Security Theater: Cheap, quick, and makes you feel good!


For those who have been waiting to order a paperback copy of “Praying Safe: The professional approach to protecting faith communities,” copies are now “In Stock” in the Amazon store! Get your copy today before they run out! Click here to buy now!

“Paperback In Stock” on Amazon!



When Grant Cunningham and I started writing “Praying Safe,” we knew that the content on risk management and planning would work in many other environments. It was not a shock when we began getting feedback from readers that had discovered that these same principles could be applied to security for […]

Praying Safe, not just for churches


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All across our nation, people of faith are scared. Attacks against religious institutions are becoming more common and more deadly. Worshippers are being killed at prayer and there seems to be no end in sight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, because houses of worship are overwhelmingly ‘soft […]

“Praying Safe” Book Launch