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Sep 8, 2019

In this week's variety show Mia Anstine talks about gun safety and the dangers of ricochets, Sgt. Bill Silvia shares more tips from his preparations for the upcoming 2019 IDPA World Championship, and Pastor Bennett explores the context of this week's Gospel reading for the 12th Sunday after the Festival of the Holy Trinity.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill is preparing for the 2019 IDPA World Championship and shares some drills he is using to get ready.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Motivated by an interaction in social media, Mia discusses the dangers of ricochet when shooting at water.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett often speaks of the importance of context in considering verses from Scripture. In his preparation for this week's sermon, Pastor realizes that he had never considered the broader context of this week's text from the Gospel of Mark where Jesus heals a man who is deaf and mute.

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and merciful God, whose gift it is that Your faithful possess all things pertaining to faith and life, we implore You that we may so faithfully cling to Your promises in this life that we fail not finally to attain to Your heavenly glory; 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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Sep 1, 2019

This week we are playing "Stump the Pastor - Long Form Edition." Lloyd shares excerpts from, and Pastor Bennett responds to, an article by an Army veteran turned pacifist who now questions how followers of a "nonviolent Savior who gives life abundantly can own something designed to take life."

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Clinging to God and Guns

The author of today's article is beating his guns into garden tools to show nonviolent love toward his neighbors and doesn't understand why the majority of Christians are wrong on the subject of gun ownership. "As anyone who is committed to Christian nonviolence will tell you, it’s not just a belief. It’s not just a way of looking at the world. It’s all that, but so much more. It’s a call to action. Being an imitator of our nonviolent Savior requires action because Christ acted." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett analyze his conclusions.

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Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, who are always more ready to hear than we to pray and give more than we either desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things that we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Christ, our Lord; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Aug 25, 2019

This week Lloyd shares thoughts on ways we can stop mass shootings without changing our laws, Mia reports on her DC Project experience, and Sgt. Bill is prepping for the 2019 IDPA World Championship.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill is getting ready for the IDPA World Championship coming up in October in Talladega, Alabama. He shares his thoughts about mindset and preparation for the biggest match of the year.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares her experiences from her recent trip to Washington with the DC Project, an initiative of 50 women from 50 states to promote the diversity of gun ownership and preservation of the 2nd Amendment.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett will be back with us next week.

Prayer of the Week

O God, as You declare Your almighty power above all in showing mercy and pity, mercifully grant unto us such a measure of Your grace that we may obtain Your gracious promises and be made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Aug 18, 2019

In this episode Lloyd and Pastor Bennett tackle an article by a former "minister" who sarcastically wonders why God hasn't done anything to stop gun violence.

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Clinging to God and Guns

In this week's episode we tackle an article by a former minister who now blogs at Patheos.com. He sarcastically wonders why God hasn't done anything to stop gun violence. He says that thoughts and prayers are meaningless and gun laws won't stop mass shootings...but we need vote for people who will pass more gun laws to stop mass shootings.

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Prayer of the Week

Let Your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Aug 11, 2019

This week is our variety show, with tips from Mia, Sgt. Bill and Pastor Bennett. And, as you can tell from the title of today’s show, we’re talking about gun violence and some of the suggested solutions that are being discussed.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill shares his views on "gun violence" and shares tips to keep you safe.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares her approach to discussing concerns about "Red Flag" laws with members of congress, even if they are in favor of them.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett shares his concerns about the idea of the "Red Flag" gun laws that are gaining support, even among people who claim to support the Second Amendment.

Prayer of the Week

Grant to us, Lord, we implore You, the Spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may by You be enabled to live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Aug 4, 2019

In this week's show Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are fisking an article from the Presbyterian Church USA (PC-USA) about the ordination of a new "Minister of Gun Violence Prevention."

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Clinging to God and Guns

For the first three years of Clinging to God & Guns we spent most of our time debunking sermons and articles and speeches of Leftist Christians who try to push gun control using scripture. We don’t do that as much anymore because, quite frankly, it got boring. Every article since the shooting in Las Vegas shooting has been nothing but politics and almost no attempt to justify their argument using God’s word. And then, lo and behold, the Presbyterian Church USA ordains a woman to serve as the first "Minister of Gun Violence Prevention." We couldn't pass up taking a swing at this one. 

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Prayer of the Week

O God, whose never-failing providence orders all things both in heaven and earth, we humbly implore You to put away from us all hurtful things and give to us those things that be profitable for us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jul 28, 2019

This week Pastor Bennett comments on a disturbing story out of Chicago where kids were encouraged to whack a Pinata shaped like an ICE agent at a party sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce. We go back to the grooveyard of forgotten favorites with a warning from Sgt. Bill about "Gear Acquisition Syndrome" and Mia recounts her adventures on a bear hunt in Russia back in 2016.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

We go back to 2018 for a classic Ballistic Minute this week, as Sgt. Bill warns of a terrible affliction sweeping the gun world.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Going back to one of Mia's first submissions back in 2016, today's motivation is a story from her trip to the Sako plant Finland and a bear hunt in Russia.

Pastoral Pontifications

In this week's pontification, Pastor Bennett shares his thoughts on a Chicago Chamber of Commerce block party which encouraged kids to disrespect authority.

Prayer of the Week

Lord of all power and might, the Author and Giver of all good things, graft into our hearts the love of Your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jul 21, 2019

In this week's show Lloyd comments on practical and moral lessons from a deadly arson  in Japan and discusses how the funeral of Baby Monica in Brooklyn is a hopeful celebration of life sign in the midst of our culture of death.

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Prayer of the Week

O God, who has prepared for those that love You such good things as pass man's understanding, pour into our hearts such love toward You that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jul 14, 2019

The gang's all here again after a couple busy weeks away! Mia has tips for dealing with stress when shooting, Sgt. Bill has been shooting in hot the Texas Summer and has tips for how to prepare and deal with the heat, and Pastor Bennett is back from his California vacay with some thoughts on what he saw.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

After a sticky hot USPSA Sectional match in Oklahoma, and with a summer IDPA match in Texas coming up, Sgt. Bill shares tips for preparing for and dealing with the heat at a match.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares lessons on stress management from her trip to a Hunting Summit in Italy.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett is back from vacation in "Commiefornia" with something a little different, a pontification about the Seven Deadly Sins.

Prayer of the Week

Grant, O Lord, we implore You, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Your governance, that Your Church may joyfully serve You in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jul 7, 2019

This week, with the cast on vacation, we are playing Gun Ban Theology (better known as "Stump the Pastor") with our guest, Pastor Gaven Mize from Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Stump the Guest Pastor: Gaven Mize

Gaven Mize serves as the pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He joins us today to play Gun Ban Theology (affectionately known as "Stump the Pastor"). Today we look at quotes from John Piper (Matthew 5:11-12), C. Denise Yarborough (Luke 3:7-8), and Dr. David Dunn who contrasts gun ownership with the martyrdom of St. Polycarp.

Prayer of the Week

O God, the Protector of all that trust in You, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, increase and multiply upon us Your mercy that, You being our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 30, 2019

In our second "Fifth Sunday Special" we are joined by special guest Yehuda Remer, the "Pew Pew Jew." Yehuda is the author of the Safety On series of children's books and he joins us to discuss his latest book, "27 Words: A Children's Guide to the Second Amendment."

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Special Guest: Yehuda Remer

Yehuda is an award-winning Second Amendment Advocate, author, and public speaker living with his wife and kids in Texas.

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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 23, 2019

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show posted from the McDonalds in Fredericktown, Missouri. Lloyd is on the road at the Illinois State IDPA Championship, Mia encourages you to become a mentor to a new shooter, Bill is talking about speed mode, and Pastor Bennett encourages us to remember our veterans.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill talks about how to practice and shoot in "speed mode."

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is back from POMA with tips for mentoring new shooters to help grow the shooting and hunting community.

Pastoral Pontifications

A recent walk in the woods to a local cemetery provides the inspiration for this week's pontification as we approach Independence Day.

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 16, 2019

Today Lloyd and Pastor Bennett play another round of "Crime and the 10 Commandments," reviewing some interesting crime news for how the Ten Commandments apply and preaching to the troubled people involved. But this time we're doing it with a twist, adding in that fabled scallywag, The Florida Man.

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Clinging to God and Guns

How do you preach to a guy who impersonated his dead wife, a rich guy who tried to scam Kmart out of a coffee maker, or a car thief caught naked in a chicken coop? Tune in to find out!

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Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, You declare in Your Word that You are the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You create life, redeem us from sin, and by Your Spirit kindle faith and sustain Your Church. Keep us mindful of these promises unto death, when we pass into the glory reserved for all the saints. This petition we pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Jun 9, 2019

It's the week before Father's Day and we're back after a couple of weeks away. Lloyd shares thoughts on the importance of fathers and why father's day matters. Mia has gift ideas for your Dad and Sgt. Bill has tips for shooting transitions.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill shares tips to improve your transitions from one target to another, including dry-fire tips for training at home.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares Father's Day gift ideas for the outdoorsy Dad in your life.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett will be back with us for Clinging to God & Guns next week!

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 19, 2019

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show. Mia answers a listener question about concealed carry for women, Pastor Bennett talks answers a question about carrying in the pulpit, and Sgt. Bill talks about his experiences in Washington DC during Police Week.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

May 15 was designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year, Sgt. Bill made the trip for the first time, and today he shares his experiences.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is answering a question from a listener about how to carry a concealed firearm for women, and shares her thoughts on different methods of carry and things you should consider when choosing a gun and a holster.

Pastoral Pontifications

Our own Pistol Packin' Pastor, John Bennett, is answering a question from a listener about the propriety of carrying a firearm in the pulpit for the purpose of protecting the flock.

Prayer of the Week

Our merciful Father, the God who alone make minds of the faithful to be of one will, cause Your people to love what You command and to desire what You promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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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May 12, 2019

Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss recent crime stories from Dallas and Milwaukee which leads to a discussion of the importance of life from womb to the tomb.

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Clinging to God and Guns

Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss how the 10 Commandments apply to two recent crime stories from Dallas, Texas and Milwaukee, Wisconsin which leads to an unexpected discussion of the importance of life at all ages and how we who call ourselves "pro-life" sometimes lose sight of the fact that we must celebrate, protect, and mourn lives at all stages, from the womb to natural death.

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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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May 5, 2019

In this week's variety show, we have shooting tips from Sgt. Bill, a report from NRA Annual Meetings from Mia, a rant about social media from Pastor Bennett, and thoughts on the UNC Charlotte shooting from Lloyd.

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Commentary: The Shootings at UNC Charlotte

The good guy with a gun slogan needs to go away forever. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with the will to fight back...whether the good guy has a gun or not. Riley Howell gave his life in service to his neighbors, and stopped a bad guy with a gun.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill shares tips for how to shoot more effectively when entering and exiting cover.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is back from the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis with a report on the state of the NRA.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett shares a rant about social media and how our interactions there often don't reflect our Christian faith, especially when it involves the death of criminals.

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 28, 2019

In this week's Clinging to God & Guns show, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the terrorist attacks on tourists and "Easter Worshippers" in Sri Lanka and offer a Biblical perspective on sin, evil, suffering and the failures of human government.

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Clinging to God and Guns

As we celebrated our rescue from sin, death and the devil, around the world our brothers in Christ were dying for His name's sake. There are spiritual and worldly lessons to be gleaned from these terrible attacks in Sri Lanka. Evil exists, we should expect to suffer for Him, we were not promised peace on Earth in this life, and governments of men cannot protect us.

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.

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Apr 21, 2019

This week we celebrate Easter with a new variety show. We bring you thoughts on Easter from Pastor Bennett, commentary on suffering from Lloyd, a holster review from Sgt. Bill, and some important safety tips from Mia to remember when you use ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill reviews the Brave Response IWB holster from Brave Response Shooting.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

If you use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft, be sure to remember these important safety tips next time you ride. 8 Safety Tips When Using Uber or Lyft

Pastoral Pontifications

He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia! Brace yourself. Memes and articles claiming that Easter is a hoax are coming. Pastor Bennett examines the historical proofs for the Biblical account of Christ's passion and resurrection.

Prayer of the Week

We implore you, Almighty and merciful God, cause us who celebrate Your Pascal Feast, kindled with heavenly desires, ever to thirst for the Fountain of Life, Jesus Christ; 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 14, 2019

Over The Years Pastor Bennett And I Have Rebutted Quite A Few Arguments Made By Anti-Gun Christians, Many Of Whom Point To The Words Of The Early Church Fathers To Conclude That, As Christians, We Should Not Own Guns For Self-Defense and Support Gun Control. Today we Begin A Series Of Episodes Dedicated To The Pacifist Writings Of The Early Church, beginning with the Most Oft-Quoted Of The Early Church Fathers, Tertullian Of Carthage.

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Biography

Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus) (155-240 AD) was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. Of Berber origin, he was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was an early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy, including contemporary Christian Gnosticism. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin Christianity" and "the founder of Western theology." Though conservative in his worldview, Tertullian originated new theological concepts and advanced the development of early Church doctrine. He is perhaps most famous for being the first writer in Latin known to use the term trinity (Latin: trinitas). According to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Tertullian's trinity not a triune God, but rather a triad or group of three, with God as the founding member"...Influenced by Stoic philosophy, the "substance" of Tertullian, however, was a material substance that did not refer to a single God, but to the sharing of a portion of the substance of the Father (the only being who was fully God) with the Son and, through the Son, with the Holy Spirit. He wrote his understanding of the three members of the trinity after becoming a Montanist. Unlike many Church fathers, Tertullian was never recognized as a saint by the Eastern or Western catholic tradition churches. Several of his teachings on issues such as the clear subordination of the Son and Spirit to the Father, and his condemnation of remarriage for widows and of fleeing from persecution, contradicted the doctrines of these traditions. (source: Wikipedia)

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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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Apr 7, 2019

In this week's episode it's our bi-monthly variety show with tips from Sgt. Bill, a pontification from Pastor Bennett and a rant about the Eighth Commandment and the term "anti-gun."

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

In another of his on focused training, Sgt. Bill has tips about shooting more accurately -- grip, trigger press, and sights.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia will be back with us in Episode 167.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett answers a listener email about the nature of the Ten Commandments and how we, as Lutherans consider them.

Commentary: The 8th Commandment and the term "Anti-Gun"

When Lloyd shared episode 163 on a Christian Facebook group couple weeks ago, it drew the ire of another Christian who accused him of violating the eighth Commandment by referring to "anti-gun Christians." Is it a violation of the Eighth Commandment to call all Christians who support gun control "anti-gun?" Lloyd addresses the question in today's rant.

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 31, 2019

In this first "Fifth Sunday Special" for 2019, we are joined by special guest Amanda Suffecool, co-host and producer of Eye On the Target Radio. We talk about how she got into firearms instruction and radio, the annual Preppers Ball and Firearms Appraisal Fair she puts on each year, and the upcoming Concealed Carry Fashion Show at NRAAM 2019.

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Special Guest: Amanda Suffecool

Amanda Suffecool is a firearms instructor, podcaster, and radio host. She is the founder of the REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition, Ohio's representative to the 50-States Project and organizer of concealed carry fashion shows at GRPC in 2017, NRA Carry Guard Expo in 2018, and NRAAM in Indianapolis in 2019.

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Prayer of the Week

Heavenly Father, in mercy bring to repentance the enemies of Your Church, and grant them amendment of life. Protect and defend Your Church in all tribulation and danger, and sustain with Your Spirit our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world who experience persecution. Strengthen us and all fellow Christians to set our hope fully on the grace revealed in Christ, and help us to fight the good fight of faith, that in the end we may receive the salvation of our souls. Amen.

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Mar 24, 2019

This week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're playing a new round of Gun Ban Theology, better known as "Stump the Pastor." Lloyd reads three brief excerpts from gun-ban Christians who refer to Scripture to back up their arguments and Pastor Bennett gives us his reactions off the cuff.

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Clinging to God and Guns

This week Lloyd reads excerpts from gun ban Christians who argue alternately that we are sheep among wolves and therefore should not carry guns to defend against the wolves who want to kills us, there are no good guys or bad guys because we are all sinners (and therefore we need gun control) and, finally, that we were created by God to fight evil in the world and that God will not return until we come together to ban guns.

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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 17, 2019

On this week's variety show, Mia reviews Decibullz hearing protection (and Turkey season), Sgt. Bill is talking magwells and how to focus on improving your reloads, and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand.

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Commentary: New Zealand Mosque Shooting

The New Zealand mosque shooter lashed out against the decline of Western culture. With everything going on in the world, it's easy to become despondent or angry. Lloyd offers some perspective as we look forward to Easter.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill has another tip about specific skills in your training and how using a magwell can help you focus on improving your reloads.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia has been out at the range doing some ballistics gel tests and trying out Decibullz custom molded ear plugs.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett, having survived the snowpocalypse is now working feverishly to keep his basement from flooding, so he could not be with us this week.

Prayer of 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.

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Mar 10, 2019

In today's episode we are playing more "Crime and the 10 Commandments." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a couple of interesting crime stories and discuss Castle Doctrine, forgiveness, and the Ten Commandments.

Clinging to God and Guns

We're playing "Crime and the Ten Commandments" this week and discussing a Texas story of familicide, deceit, and forgiveness. And another from Minnesota about a man killed two teenaged intruders. We discuss a third story, about a man's foolish attempt to recover his stolen truck, but that discussion will be made available on Tuesday to members of the Reformation Gun Club. Come join us and hear the full episode.

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Prayer of 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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A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.

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