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Jun 25, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on another audio interview with Reverend John Piper (whose "cocky swagger" we first met back in Episode 55) who again suggests that we don't need guns because he could not kill a home invader who would probably go to hell as a result.  Mia Anstine is talking about air rifles, Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned about match gear, and Aaron has tips for what to look for in choosing reality based training.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares some lessons learned the hard way about gear you might want to bring with you to a match, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel is building off Sgt. Bill's tip from Episode 74 RE reality based training, with tips for what to look for (and to look out for) when choosing a reality based self-defense course.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine found her some air rifles at a recent Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) event.

Clinging to God and Guns
Rev. John Piper is back and he's brought his cocky swagger with him. Asked to respond to his suggestion that people not buy guns with their economic stimulus checks, Rev. Piper explains why guns are a bad idea, because Christian missionaries refused to use them against Huaorani savages in Ecuador in 1956.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord, who never fails to help and govern those whom You bring up in Your steadfast fear and love, make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 18, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd responds to shares some thoughts from James 3:1 in response to the Alexandria shooting, responds to some listener feedback, reviews the Canik TP9SF Elite (pronouncing it correctly in the process) and takes on an arrogant, elitist PhD in Clinging to God and Guns. Plus a Ballistic Minute tip from Sgt. Bill, and a self-defense tip from Aaron Israel.

Gear Review: Canik TP9SF Elite
Lloyd reviews this striker-fired pistol from Turkish manufacturer Canik55 after using it to place 4th at the Oklahoma State IDPA Championship.

Commentary: We Need Emotion Control
Liberalism is the politics of emotion. And the progressive, anti-Trump left, has lost control of their emotions. Given the level of irrational fear and hatred on the Left, the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia was only a matter of time in coming.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Shooting prone ain't fun. There are three basic ways to do it, and Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts on each technique.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel urges us to think differently about gun safety and to use safety rules that have integrity.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia was unable to join us this week but we hope to have her back next episode.

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor Bennett was unable to join us this week so Lloyd is flying solo, tackling a segment from the Things Not Seen podcast, featuring a PhD named David J. Dunn. Dr. Dunn thinks you are childish for not wanting to give up your “dangerous toys” in order to save the lives of children and he tries to convince you that Jesus told his disciples to buy swords, because he wanted to “look like a rebel” by hanging out with armed troublemakers.

Prayer of the Week
O God, the Strength of all those who put their trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us the help of Your grace that in keeping Your commandments we may please You both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 11, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett try to make sense of a video from a Taoist Christian (?) who claims to be the only sane Christian on the planet and who seems to have learned everything he knows about guns from video games and D&D. Plus tips from Mia, Sgt. Bill, and Aaron Israel.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts after participating in force-on-force training with Sgr. Mrs. Sgt. Bill.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel takes down the “Good Guy with a Gun mantra” with takeaways from the recent terror attack in London.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine encourages you experienced hunters to mentor the next generation.

Clinging to God and Guns
Today we dissect the stoned ramblings of a YopuTuber called “5th Watcher” who thinks Jesus' command to buy a sword in Luke 22:36 is about being numbered with transgressors and says that if we think this verse justifies the ownership of guns then why not nuclear weapons?

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, who has given to us, Your servants, grace, by the confession of a truth faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity, we implore You that You would keep us steadfast in this faith and evermore defend us from all adversities; who lives and reigns, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jun 4, 2017

In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a "sermon" from a Methodist church in Phoenix that is basically a political speech disguised as a sermon. Filled with bad statistics, horrible exegesis, and the suggestion that peace can be achieved with pizza, pop and free parking...and gun control.  Plus tips from Aaron, Sgt. Bill, and listener email from Ben in Pittsburgh.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares a new tip for reloaders about two-way dies.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel discusses the Manchester massacre.

Clinging to God and Guns
All we need is love. And free pizza. According to Rev. Jody Topping of Faith United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, if we just show love to others (by giving them free pizza and passing sensible gun control laws) we would have peace on Earth.

Prayer of the Week
O God our merciful Father, who taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending to them the light of Your Holy Spirit, bring us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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May 29, 2017

Going back to the pre-podcast days to share a blog post from 2015 honoring the memories of those who died in service to our great nation.  

May 28, 2017

Today we discuss the topic of suicide following the tragic death of Bob Owens. Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts in a non-Ballistic Minute, Mia Anstine talks about prevention how to recognize the warning signs, and we talk about the Christian view of depression and suicide in Clinging to God & Guns with Pastor Bennett.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill - In a non-Ballistic Minute, Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts and experiences with suicide, including the death of his best friend, and urges listeners to seek help because suicide is not the solution.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine - Mia discusses suicide prevention and the warning signs that may identify people at risk.

Clinging to God and Guns  - Lloyd and Pastor John Bennett discuss the Christian view and response to depression and suicide. Pastor Bennett shares his personal struggles, we discuss Pr. Todd Peppercorn's book "I Trust When Dark My Road," and answer some common questions and misconceptions about suicide, sin, and God's grace in our darkest hours.

Prayer of the Week - Lord, with our anxious cares and troubles we come to You, trusting in Your Word and believing in Your promises. All of us, some more than others, have been greatly upset by the worries, fears, and doubts of the day. Be our Strength and Refuge so we may find peace of mind and healing body. Uphold us with Your almighty arm. We are not worthy of Your love and mercy, for we have sinned and often done evil in Your sight. Blot out all our transgressions through Christ’s precious blood. Fill our souls with peace. Give us the grace to put all our trust in You. Let Your healing hand rest upon us day after day. Enable us by Your grace to rise above all our suffering to praise You, whose will is wiser than our own. Keep us in Your saving grace, and abide with us all the days of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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May 21, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by Marcus Weldon, the “Santa Shooter,” to talk about his self-defense shooting, the legal nightmare that followed, and his new book “The Santa Shooter: Guilty Until Proven Innocent.” Plus a tip from Sgt. Bill and thoughts on the Eighth Commandment, or “justice” system and the fight for our rights.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill gives you thoughts about an annoying cliche about being fast and smooth.

Special Guest: Marcus Weldon
After a long night working at a Christmas party, still wearing a Santa suit, he had an encounter with two men at a gas station that changed his life completely. After being shot at by two men, Marcus was forced to use deadly force in self-defense, and even though he was legally licensed to carry a gun, he was treated like a criminal and called “The Santa Shooter.”

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May 7, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Sgt. Bill is back!  Aaron shares a lesson learned from a recent good-guy-with-a-gun incident in Texas, Mia reports from the Shoot Like a Girl trailer at NRAAM, and Pastor Bennett is out sick so Lloyd is flying solo on Clinging to God & Guns, taking apart an article that suggests that Jesus would have some choice words for the NRA.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill is back from his win at the Silver Dollar to talk about the oft-heard phrase “Fast is fine, but accuracy is final.”

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Last week in a restaurant in Arlington, Texas a good guy with a gun stopped a badguy with a gun. Aaron shares his thoughts on this story.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is hanging out with Christie Crawford from Shoot Like a Girl at the NRA Annual Meetings.

Clinging to God and Guns
With Pastor Bennett out sick, Lloyd is going solo taking on an article from Red Letter Christians that completely misuses numerous Bible verses to suggest that Jesus would not be too happy with the NRA.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, the heavenly Father who shows the light of truth to those who are in error so that they may return into the way of righteousness, cause all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church to avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and to follow all such things that are agreeable thereto; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 30, 2017

“Constitutional carry” is all the rage, with 13 states now allowing residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit and as many as a dozen more considering similar measures. This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and contributors Mia Anstine, Aaron Israel, and Pastor John Bennett all share their thoughts on the subject from their unique perspectives.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill is shooting the Silver Dollar IDPA Championship and will be back with us next week.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel wrote an article for Personal Defense Network on the issue of Constitutional Carry from the perspective of an instructor, and he shares those thoughts on this week's show.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine shares her thoughts on Campus Carry and Constitutional Carry from the perspective of a mom with a daughter heading to college soon.

Clinging to God and Guns
How should we as Christians view the subject of Constitutional Carry? Pastor John Bennett shares his thoughts.

Prayer of the Week
Merciful Father, who by the humiliation of Your Son raised up the fallen world, grant to Your faithful people perpetual gladness, and make those whom You have delivered from the danger of everlasting death to be partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 23, 2017

It's been a craptastic couple of weeks for the gun banners. Two shootings in California — one in a school and a spree killing — should have served as grist for the gun control media mill. But once the facts became known, the narratives fell apart and nobody cared. Plus Mia is preparing for her trip to Atlanta for the NRA Annual Meetings, Sgt. Bill has a product review, Aaron has tips for trusting your gut, and Pastor Bennett responds to listener feedback.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill reviews the Mantis X dry fire training tool. Is it revolutionary? Is it worth the price tag?

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Your intuition will tell you when to avoid danger. The trick is that you have to listen.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is looking forward to the NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta next weekend.

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor John Bennett responds to a nasty bit of feedback that tries to paint Jesus as the world's biggest liberal.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and merciful God, as You have brought us to celebrate the festival of the Lord's resurrection, cause us by Your grace to bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conduct; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Apr 16, 2017

Two events in the final week of the life of Christ are most often used on either side of the gun debate.  Jesus tells his disciples in the Upper Room to sell their cloaks and buy swords, and later tells Simon Peter that all who take up the sword will perish by the sword.  What's the proper context of these verses and what should we be focusing on as we read through these passages during the Holy Week of Easter?  Pastor Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon joins us again to discuss it.  Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, and Mia Anstine. 

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine - Mia shares her thoughts as a mother, as an instructor, about the tragic death of 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill in Philadelphia.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill - Sgt. Bill talks about what you need to be ready to shoot your first IDPA match.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel shares his thoughts on the fallibility of memory immediately after a dynamic critical incident.

Special Guest: Pr. Evan Goeglein - Pastor Evan Goeglein of Table Talk Radio joins us again to discuss two of the most commonly (mis)used passages from the Bible from Luke 22 and Matthew 26. Both events took place during the original Holy Week preceeding Christ's passion and Crucifixion and both are used on opposite sides of the gun rights debate.

Prayer of the Week
O almighty and eternal God, who through the death of Your Son has destroyed sin and death, and by his rising to life again restored innocence and everlasting life, that being delivered from the power of the devil, I might live under You in Your kingdom, grant that I may be forever comforted by true faith in the resurrection of Your dear Son. While I live, guide me with Your holy counsel, and when I die, give me the crown of life, that with all the holy angels and the elect I may praise and glorify You, world without end. Amen.

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Apr 9, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect a sermon from 2012 by a Presbyterian pastor who based her sermon title on a bogus quote from Saint Augustine of Hippo and suggests that we are all sinners if we don't vote for politicians who support gun control.  Aaron Israel responds to an question from a member of the Reformation Gun Club, and Sgt. Bill talks about preparing for a sanctioned IDPA match.  

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
As Sgt. Bill heads to the Razorback Shootout in Perryville, Arkansas this weekend, he shares his thoughts on how to prepare for a major IDPA match.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Reformation Gun Club member Dave Hegenauer asks about training when there's nowhere nearby to train.

 Clinging to God and Guns
“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are courage and anger; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” That bogus quote is widely attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) and served as the inspiration for a sermon by a Presbyterian pastor in the wake of the Newtown school shooting in 2012. Funny thing is, though, try as we might, we could not find any evidence that Augustine ever said such a thing. And how does hope give birth to anger?

Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both be guided by His patience in this life and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 2, 2017

When we make the decision to carry a firearm or to purchase a firearm for home defense, there are a certain set of scenarios that we all envision and prepare for.  How many of us prepare to intervene in a violent assault on a stranger? How many of us prepare for that scenario when our loved ones are with us?  Aaron Kreag decided to save a woman who was being violently assaulted in 2014 but nothing prepared him for what he faced -- a non-compliant perpetrator, aggressive and poorly trained cops, constant trial delays, invasive media, potential employers who wanted nothing to do with him, and a victim who ultimately turned on him in court.  If you carry a gun, you need to hear this interview.  Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel and Mia Anstine.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill - Looking to shake up your dry-fire routine? Sgt. Bill shares ideas for ways to make your dry for more fun and more challenging.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel uses a terrible accident involving two 3-year-old Texas boys to teach an important lesson about how to safely stage firearms in your vehicle.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine - Every year the TSA stops hundreds of travelers every year who attempt to sneak firearms past security in America's airports. Several have recently made it through. What would you do if this happened to you?

Special Guest: Aaron Kreag - In 2014 Aaron Kreag was on the way to the movies with his wife when he drove up on a violent assault and made the decision to intervene. He joins us to talk about that event and the aftermath. Nothing about that experience was what he expected and he shares the lessons he learned and how it changed his view of defending others.

Prayer of the Week - We implore You, almighty God, merciful Father, look upon Your people that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 26, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett fisk a video from the Faith and Firearms Project, an interview with an ELCA pastor who thinks people own guns because it's the American thing to do and thinks that those who own guns ascribe to a "theology of scarcity." Plus an uplifting message from Mia, a self-defense tip from Aaron, and a follow-up to a story from episode 52.

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel talks about the practice of keeping a gun on your night stand and why that's a bad idea.

Mia's Motivations - Mia shares thoughts on joint suicide prevention efforts by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the NSSF and the affect that negative media has on suicide rates.

Clinging to God & Guns - Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review an interview with an ELCA pastor who doesn't seem to know much about guns, or his congregation, and thinks the questions of gun ownership comes down to a theology of abundance or a theology of scarcity.

Prayer of the Week - Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we implore You that we, who do worthily deserve to be punished for our evil deeds, may mercifully be relieved by the comfort of Your grace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 19, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take on the illogical ramblings of a late Methodist Bishop who is chanelling his inner Joe Biden by suggesting that passing meaningless "gun safety" laws will save some lives.  Plus tips from Sgt. Bill and Mia Anstine, and a lesson from the Book of Jonah.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill talks about the differences between the top competitive shooters and average joes.

Mia's Motivations - Mia is back from a hog hunt with Remington Arms with a story about those eeevil black rifles.

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel is on vacation and will be back again next week.

Clinging to God & Guns - Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a blog post from the United Methodist Church following the failure of gun control laws to pass  back in 2013.

The Book of Jonah - A lesson on loving our neighbor and the sinful desire to see the wicked suffer.

Prayer of the Week - We implore You, almighty and merciful Father, to look upon the hearty desires of Your humble servants and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to be our defense against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

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Mar 12, 2017

Jesus protects his own.  True followers of Christ do not need guns to defend themselves.  So says a South African YouTuber finalcall07.  Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect these claims and explain why Jesus never intended for you to lay down your life needlessly or to stand by and allow your neighbor to be harmed.  Plus a lesson on the Eighth Commandment, tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia Anstine, and Aaron Israel.

Catechetical Lesson: The Eighth Commandment - Applying the eighth commandment to stories and editorials suggesting that the GOP and President Trump want the violently mentally ill to be able to buy guns.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts after evaluating the RAE Gear magazine carrier for the past few months.

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel shares thoughts on how to use your neighborhood social media network as a personal defense tool.

Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine shares tips for travelling safely.

Clinging to God & Guns - This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect our first video. This South African Christian pacifist suggests that true followers of Jesus do not take up weapons for any reason. There is no justification for harming another person, he says. If you dare to defend yourself, Jesus will not protect you.

Prayer for the Week - O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Mar 6, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, on the eve of the Battle on the Bayou, the Louisiana State IDPA Championship, Team Armed Lutheran sat down to talk about the upcoming match.  Lloyd sits down with teammates (and ALR contribs) Aaron Israel and Bill Silvia, plus our newest team member, Sgt. Kat Silvia (AKA "Sgt. Mrs. Sgt. Bill") to talk IDPA rules, milking your grip, goals for the upcoming match, Sgt. Kat's colorful match language, a whole lot more.

Prayer for the Week - O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to defend us from those who rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

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Feb 27, 2017

On this week's episode we go back to the mailbag to answer some listener feedback, Sgt. Bill talks about his first IDPA match under the new rulebook, Aaron shares some important lessons we can learn from a recent incident in Weatherford, Texas, and Mia has an important self-defense tip for parents of teenagers.  And we follow-up on episode 45 in Clinging to God & Guns as we discuss guns in church.

Mia's Motivations - Teach your teenagers to physically defend themselves when you are no longer there to protect them. 

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron shares some important lessons for gun owners from a recent incident in Weatherford, Texas where a man defending his property with an AR-15.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts on his first IDPA match under the new 2017 rulebook.

Clinging to God & Guns - Back in episode 45, Pastor Ralph Abernethy joined us to discuss gun free zones and the 4th Commandment. What we didn't discuss was the idea of bringing guns to church. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the subject in this episode.

Prayer for the Week - O Lord, we implore You, mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

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Feb 20, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take a look at maybe the goofiest interpretation of Scripture to date. A California Quaker who suggests that Christ's call for His disciples to buy swords in Luke 22 was so that he could fulfill the prophesy to be numbered with the lawless because, we all know what lawless do. They carry swords! Plus tips for Mia, Aaron, and Sgt. Bill.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Dummy rounds are a useful addition to your dry-fire practice gear. There are lots of different styles and options to choose from. Sgt. Bill breaks down the pros and cons and shares his favorites.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Establishing rally points will help you coordinate with family members during a critical incident, should you get separated and technology fails.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia expands on Aaron's vehicle preparedness tip from Episode 57 with a story of her own about why you should not only have tools in your vehicle, but know how to use them. And the importance of teaching your family as well.

Clinging to God and Guns
Quakers are inherently pacifists, so you kind of know what you're going to get when they write about guns. But this interpretation of Luke 22 may be the goofiest we've ever seen.

Prayer of the Week
O God, because You know that we dare not put our trust in anything that we do, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 16, 2017

Fouke, Arkansas is best known for the stories of the Fouke Monster, a bigfoot-like creature that locals claim attacks livestock and which inspired the 1972 movie The Legend of Boggy Creek.  On February 2, a different kind of monster came to Fouke, bringing with it the first violent crime in a generation.

Feb 12, 2017

Liberal Christians like the Presbyterian Church want congress to pass more restrictive gun control because all life is precious and killing is antithetical to the will of God.  But like Jesus's call to take the log out of your eye before pointing out the speck in your neighbors, they fail to recognize that their argument for life when it comes to guns directly contradicts their position on other forms of life. 

Ballistic Minute - With all the divisions and classifications in IDPA it can be confusing for a beginning. Sgt. Bill gives us a rundown on choosing a gun, a division, and gear for IDPA.

Fundementals of Defense - Aaron Israel committed an act of truck-on-deer violence in remote west Texas last week and he shares some lessons learned from his efforts to improvise a repair to get back to civilization.

Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine shares more information about the gear she found at SHOT Show, specifically carry bags from Galco Gun Leather.

Clinging to God & Guns - Pastor Bennett could not be with us this week, but Lloyd takes on a sermon from the Presbyterian Church USA, written shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict, and illustrates the church's gross hypocrisy on the issue of guns and life.

Prayer of the Week - O Lord, we implore You favorably to hear the prayers of Your people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness, for the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 6, 2017

In this week's episode we dissect an article from the Huffington Post by a philosophy professor who mixes a dash of bad theology and a heaping helping of awful logic to suggest that Christians should support more restrictive gun control.  Plus tips from Mia, Sgt. Bill, and Aaron Israel.

Clinging to God & Guns - Lloyd and Pr. Bennett go through an article that purports to undermine the traditional American combining of God and Guns by  using bogus gun violence stats, horrible logic, and even more horrible interpretations of Scripture.

Mia's Motivations - As promised, Mia is sharing info about gear she saw at SHOT Show.  This week it's everything you need to know about suppressors.

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel departs from the firearms instructor role to suggest that a more important threat to your future is financial issues. You may never have to use your gun to save your life, but everyone will experience financial troubles at one time or another. Being prepared for them is as important as training for the gunfight you are far less likely to be involved in.

Ballistic Minute - Since the groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter, Sgt. Bill shares tips for concealed carry during the cold winter months.

www.ArmedLutheran.us/alr-episode-56/

www.CooksHolsters.com/

www.FundamentalDefense.com/

www.MiaAnstine.com/

www.ArmedLutheran.us/reformation-gun-club/

 

Jan 30, 2017

On this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect an interview with Rev. John Piper about whether Christian men should own guns to protect their families.  Plus another Ballistic Minute with Sgt. Bill, Mia's Motivations, and a self-defense tip from Aaron Israel.

Commentary - What if women had the same rights as guns? 

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill answers a listener's questions about dry fire.

Mia's Motivations - Mia is back from SHOT Show with her family to tell us about all the cool stuff she saw.

Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel shares lessons learned from a tragic road rage incident.

Clinging to God & Guns - Is it necessary for a Christian man in his vocation as protector of his family to own a gun. The simple answer is no, but Rev. John Piper goes a step further and suggests that because he is short tempered, nobody should own a gun. 

www.ArmedLutheran.us/alr-episode-55/

www.CooksHolsters.com

www.LeeArmory.us

www.RAEGearUSA.com

www.USReloadingSupply.com 

Jan 23, 2017

On this week’s episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we look at a little blasphemy from our side of the Gun Rights debate. We dig into the mail bag and and answer some listener emails. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned from a Rob Leatham pistol class. Aaron has advice for avoiding bad holster ideas and Mia looks talks about SHOT Show.

Listener Email
A long-overdue dive into the stack of listener emails, including an explanation of the Martin Luther quote that I have used for years on the About/Media Kit page.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill got to attend a law-enforcement only pistol class taught by the Great One, Rob Leatham. Bill shares some of the lessons he learned about sight picture and shooting fast.

Fundamental Defense - There are lots of bad holster ideas floating around on the interwebs. Aaron talks about how to spot them and avoid them, and what to look for in a good holster design.

Mia's Motivations - Mia and her family are on the road to SHOT Show in Las Vegas and today she talks about the show, why its so great, and some of the products she’s been looking forward to seeing in person.

Clinging to God and Guns - This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review a pro-gun bit of blasphemy from Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership.

www.armedlutheran.us/alr-episode-54/

www.cooksholsters.com

 

Jan 16, 2017

In this week's episode we're talking women and guns with Mrs. Armed Lutheran. She shares her road from growing up with no guns in the house to threats from deranged patients, to becoming a gun gal in Texas.  Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel, and Mia Anstine.

Special Guest - Lloyd's wife of 23 years is a school counselor in Texas whose first exposure to guns was at 21 taking a criminal justice class in college.  Now she's comfortable with guns in the house, loves to shoot, just got her own gun, and is working towards getting her carry permit.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill shares tips for shooting faster.

Defensive Fundamentals - Aaron Israel talks about why how a gun makes you feel doesn't matter when it comes to self-defense.

Mia's Motivations - Mia shares a memory of an frightening encounter and how she handled it and about the need for training and being mentally prepared for self-defense scenarios.

www.ArmedLutheran.us/elr-episode-53/

www.CooksHolsters.com

 

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