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Oct 16, 2017

On this week's show we talk about the motives behind the Las Vegas massacre. We read some listener emails, Aaron Israel has a safety tip about credit cards, and we interview Derek LeBlanc, founder and chief instructor of the Kids SAFE Foundation and talk about his unique and effective firearm safety program.

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Special Guest: Derek LeBlanc
Our special guest, Derek LeBlanc, is an NRA Certified instructor who has created a unique and effective gun safety program for kids in the state of Oregon.

Commentary: The Las Vegas Massacre
We don't need to know the motivations of the killer in Las Vegas. We, as Christians, understand his motives because we know the author of his motives.

Combat & Competition – November 18
Armed Lutheran Radio presents a day of handgun training with two of our contributors: Aaron Israel and Sgt. Bill Silvia. Students will receive a half-day of defensive firearms training from Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, based on the Combat Focus Shooting curriculum developed by Rob Pincus. Students will also have a half-day of competition handgun training with Master-class IDPA shooter Sgt. Bill Silvia, learning skills and techniques to help you improve your game. Sign up today!

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron shares a financial security tip about avoiding credit card fraud and credit card skimmers.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill will join us again next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia will join us again next week.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pastor Bennett will join us again next week.

Prayer of the Week
O God, forasmuch as without You we are not able to please You, mercifully grant that Your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Oct 8, 2017

Rick Ector was a family man. Good job. House on a corner lot. Didn't drink. Didn't party. Didn't get into trouble. But one night trouble found him and changed his life forever. He describes himself as becoming a “man on fire,” soaking up knowledge about guns, gun rights, and gun politics and now he's a firearms instructor, NRA training counselor, and outspoken gun rights advocate. He joins Lloyd by phone to talk about his life, Detroit, diversity in the gun rights community, and the night that changed his life. Plus tips from Mia and Aaron and a look back at the IDPA National Championship with Sgt. Bill.

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Special Guest: Rick Ector
Our special guest, Rick Ector, is a lifelong resident of Detroit, a Keynote Speaker, Expert Witness, Trainer, 2A Advocate, Freelance Writer, and Consultant.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill gives us his impressions of the IDPA National Championship.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
In the wake of the Las Vegas murders, Aaron discusses ways to increase your security when attending concerts.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is hunting big game and shares safety tips for hunting with friends.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pr. Bennett will be back with us next week.

Prayer of the Week
Lord, we implore You, grant Your people grace to withstand the temptations of the devil and with pure hearts and minds to follow You, the only God; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Oct 2, 2017

At age 15 Hesham Shehab was handed a sniper rifle and joined the Muslim Brotherhood during the Lebanese Civil War. He later was part of a mortar team, shelling civilians in Christian neighborhoods. Through the intervention of the Holy Spirit and a chance meeting with a Lutheran Pastor in Beirut, Shehab converted to Christianity and is now an LCMS Lutheran pastor in Illinois. He tells his incredible to story to Pastor Bennett on Clinging to God & Guns. Plus tips from Mia and Sgt. Bill.

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Special Guest: Hesham Shehab
Our special guest, Pastor Hesham Shehab, tells his amazing story of leaving the Muslim faith and finding faith in Christ.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill reviews the ETS CAM Loader magazine loader.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron is travelling for work and will join us again next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is back from the NRA Women's Leadership Forum in Dallas with a report.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pastor Bennett interviews Hesham Shehab, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Lebanon who converted to Christianity and came to America to become a Lutheran pastor.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord Jesus, our hearts break for the many lives taken in Las Vegas. For the families shattered and the multitude of the wounded. We lay before you every grieving heart. Every injured body. Every person crying out in perplexity and anguish. Have mercy, Lord, upon them, all. We ask this in Your name, whose own eyes wept in the presence of death and in whose invincible love and forgiveness is this sad world's only hope. Amen.

Sep 24, 2017

In this special episode, Lloyd and Pr. Bennett stumble upon what may be the most reprehensible thing they have ever analyzed in the 88-week history of the show. With all the technical glitches we endured to put this show together, we thought jokingly that Jesus didn't want us listening to it. But it's more likely that Satan didn't want us exposing it.  

Clinging to God and Guns 
Dr. Roger Ray is the pastor at Community Christian Church in Springfield, Missouri. His “church” is a progressive liberal echo chamber that puts the pursuit of social justice ahead of the Gospel. In this week's episode, we look at a “sermon” from the Sunday after the Charleston church shooting back in 2015. During this speech, Dr. Ray uses nasty ad hominem attacks, twisted logic, meaningless stats, and outright lies to demonize those who disagree. All while claiming to desire meaningful dialog and discussion. The world, he says, has no meaning unless you give it meaning through your works, and the deaths of the victims in Charleston and Newtown mean nothing unless we can pass gun control.

Prayer of the Week
O Lord, we implore You, let Your continual pity cleanse and defend Your Church, and because she cannot continue in safety without Your help, preserve her evermore by Your help and goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Sep 17, 2017

Professor Christopher Hays goes back to Genesis to try to show how the descendants of Adam were able to peacefully coexist and resolve problems without violence and how gun owners today are part of a harmful subculture that has turned it's back on God. Plus tips from Mia, Sgt. Bill and Aaron.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill talks about why he shoots competitively.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel is travelling in Asia for business and shares thoughts on staying safe while travelling overseas.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine introduced us to Shoot Like a Girl back in Episode 69 and has some news to share about the organization.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Lloyd is again flying solo and tackles an article by a Professor, published at Patheos.com, which looks at gun violence and the Book of Genesis, suggesting that we gun owners are part of a dangerous subculture that doesn't trust in God enough because we won't give up our guns.

Prayer of the Week
Keep, we implore You, O Lord, Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and because the frailty of mankind without You cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Sep 10, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd is flying solo in Clinging to God & Guns with an anti-gun article from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that argues you can support the Second Amendment and still support banning dangerous guns. Bill shares his live fire routine, Aaron talks prepping. We send our thoughts and prayers to those in the path of Hurricane Irma, the wildfires in the Northwest, and those recovering from Hurricane Harvey. And we release details of our upcoming Combat & Competition class with Aaron and Sgt. Bill.


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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares details of his live fire practice routines.

 

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron is talking prepping again this week, specifically how to prioritize your preps.

 

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Lord willing, Mia will be back with us next week.

 

Clinging to God and Guns 
Lloyd dissects an article from the Baptist General Convention of Texas written after Newtown in support of banning semi-automatic firearms because five shots is all you need for hunting or self-defense. You can support the Second Amendment and still support banning dangerous weapons, the article argues. It's one part illogical, two parts stupid, with a dash of poorly applied Scripture. Lord willing, Pastor Bennett will be back with us next week.

 

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity, and as we do obtain that which You promise, make us to love that which You command; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Sep 3, 2017

There's a difference between what's legal and what's moral when it comes to defense of your home and family. Shoot first, ask questions later or defending property with lethal force are bad ideas both legally and morally. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the moral issues surrounding home defense in Clinging to God & Guns. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia, and Aaron.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief
Please consider volunteering for or supporting relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.Click here to donate to LCMS World Relief and Human Care's disaster relief fund.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill is preparing for 50-yard standards stages at IDPA Nationals, and today he shares tips for long-range pistol accuracy.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Hurricane Harvey caught many people in South Texas unprepared. Aaron talks about how prepping for disasters has to start long before the storms arrive.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia discusses safe gun storage for hunters in this week's Motivation.

Clinging to God and Guns 
You may have heard people say “If somebody breaks into my house, I'll kill 'em!” That's a dangerous attitude legally and morally. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the Two Kingdoms doctrine, the concept of vocation, and various home defense scenarios from a Christian perspective.

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 Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen

 

Aug 27, 2017

This week we are talking about gun control, confiscation, and Biblical prophesy. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review a video by Doug at Fellowship of the Martyrs (not a cult) who says confiscation is inevitable so the government can fulfill the events foretold in the Book of Revelation. He says God told him not to own guns and so you shouldn't either. We answer some listener email, Mia is taking her daughter to college and has tips for taking guns with you, and Sgt. Bill has some drills to help you improve when you can only use a square range.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Today Sgt. Bill has drills you can use at a square range to improve your practical shooting skills.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel is travelling for work and will be back with us next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is taking her daughter to college and shares some tips for how your college age kids can take their hunting or competition gear with them.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review a video from Doug at Fellowship of the Martyrs which addresses, rather disjointedly, the question of whether Christians should oppose government tyranny and how gun control is central to fulfilling prophesy in the Book of Revelation.

Prayer of the Week
Heavenly Father, You told us to trust in You in the midst of danger. Have mercy on those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Provide for their needs of body and soul. Watch over those who offer aid. Empower Your Church to bear Your Word in this time, that all might hear the Good News of Your love, even in times of want and need, through Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Aug 20, 2017

Instructor, author, and revolver expert Grant Cunningham joins us to talk about revolvers and his latest book. Sgt. Bill is talking about pre-stage rituals, Aaron Israel cautions us to avoid protests, and Pastor Bennett talks about weighing the call to help our neighbors and our responsibility to protect ourselves and our families.

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Special Guest: Grant Cunningham
The original “tactical hippie,” Grant Cunningham, a Personal Defense Network contributor, instructor and revolver expert, joins us to talk about shooting revolvers, why they are still viable self-defense tools, and his latest book.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Do you have any pre-stage rituals? Not the planning and preparation part, the stuff you do when you get to the line before the buzzer. Sgt. Bill talks about his.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
With the riots, protests and violence in Virginia and other parts of the country this past week, Aaron talks about protests

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is travelling and will be back with us next week.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pastor Bennett shares lessons learned from a recent incident and how we as Christians weigh the call to help our neighbors against our primary responsibilities to protect our families.

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

Aug 17, 2017

In this week's meditation, Lloyd reflects on the similarities between the movement to prohibit alcohol in the 1920s and the modern anti-gun movement.

Aug 13, 2017

In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect a sermon from independent Baptist preacher Stephen Anderson who falsely uses passages like Luke 22 to suggest that God wants you to have a weapon and then proceeds to give his flock really bad advice on guns and self defense. Mia is still travelling but had a moment to provide an excellent tip on choosing a concealed carry holster for women. Sgt. Bill is back with a tip about how to shoot IDPA defensively. And Aaron is playing with toy guns.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
IDPA is a game, but you can shoot defensively and maximize the training benefit of shooting a match.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Applying the rules of gun safety to toy guns is dumb. Aaron talks about why.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia has seven tips for women looking for a concealed carry holster that is right for them.

Clinging to God and Guns 
According to Pastor Stephen Anderson, God wants you to have a weapon. And if you can't afford a gun, He understands. But you have to have something because, according to Luke 22, two is enough, but zero is not enough.

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.

Aug 6, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd visits with economist and author Ray Keating to talk about his series of novels featuring an unlikely hero: a former CIA analyst who leaves the Agency to become a Lutheran Pastor and find his old life keeps crashing into his new one. Aaron shares a tip for teen safety called "the X Plan," Bill and Mia are travelling, and Pr. Bennett will join us again next week.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill is on vacation with his family and will be back with us next week.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron shares a safety strategy for teens called "The X Plan."

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is travelling and will be back with us next week.

Clinging to God and Guns 
Pastor Bennett will be back with us next week.

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.

Jul 30, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at an article by Rev. Rob Schenck's interns which purports to speak for Jesus, claims there is no difference between murder and self-defense, and quotes a 2nd Century heretic to under-gird her arguments. Plus awesome tips from Mia and Sgt. Bill.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill follows up on last week's strong-hand only shooting tip, with tips to improve your weak-hand shooting.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron is on vacation and will return next week.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia has tips for getting your Hunter Safety Certification.

Clinging to God and Guns 
In the Summer of 2016, Kaitlyn Hamby was an upcoming senior at Florida State, and an intern for Rev. Rob Schenck's anti-gun Christian group Sword of the Spirit Ministries. In this week's segment, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett have a look at an article she wrote which puts words into Jesus' mouth, quotes the heretic Tertullian in support of strict pacifism, and says you're a sinner if you distrust a stranger.

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 24, 2017

Armed Lutheran Radio is on the road for this week's show. Recorded while on vacation in North Carolina, Lloyd talks about growing up around guns, his experience at the NC State IDPA Championship, and tips for how to run a church shooting club event. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia, and Aaron.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill has tips for shooting strong hand only.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron shares five things to consider before buying your next gun.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia talks about how range time can improve your hunting.

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 9, 2017

In this special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a sermon by Rev. Rob Schenck. The sermon is part of a series of presentations in support of Rev. Schenck's collaborative documentary film “The Armor of Light” which follows Schenck's road from conservative Evangelical Christian, to social justice warrior anti-gunner.

Programming Note
This week's entire show is dedicated to the sermon by Rev. Schenck. The commentary was so long it would require editing out over half the audio to fit it into the usual format. As a result, Aaron, Mia and Sgt. Bill will be back with us in Episode 79.

Clinging to God and Guns 
This special episode is wall-to-wall Clinging to God & Guns is dedicated to a sermon by Rev. Rob Schenck, who thinks our support for gun rights gives Christians a bad name among elitists in Washington, DC, so he's out to change that. According to him, owning a gun presents a temptation to evil, but we're just too stupid to see it because we are in darkness. That's why we need to cast off the darkness, put on the armor of light and support expansive gun control.

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 2, 2017

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we're talking about gun safety and taking new shooters to the range. We'll meet Yehuda Remer, the author of the new kids book “Safety On: An introduction to the world of firearms for children.” Lloyd's daughter shares her impressions of the book, plus thoughts on the latest Dana Loesch NRA video, and tips from Aaron, Mia, and Sgt. Bill.

Special Guest: Yehuda Remer
Today's special guest is Yehuda Remer, Orthodox Jew, Texas transplant from the People's Republic of California, and proud gun guy. He's also the father of three and he's written a children's book to teach kids about guns and gun safety called Safety On.

Commentary: The Clinched Fist of Truth
Lloyd shares his reaction to the reaction to Dana Loesch's April video for the NRA.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts on kids and guns from the perspective of a police officer in today's Ballistic Minute.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel talk about the recent incident where a woman ran over a purse snatcher with her car and why we shouldn't be celebrating or applauding her actions.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine encourages you to take new shooters to the range this summer in today's Motivation.

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.

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 14, 2017

It's a special Mothers Day edition of Armed Lutheran Radio. Lloyd, Aaron, Mia, and Pastor Bennett pay tribute to our moms, plus a couple of surprises, and Rhonda Ezell of Chicago Guns Matter joins us to talk about the legal battles that bear her name in the fight to expand gun rights in the Windy City.

Special Guest: Rhonda Ezell

Rhonda Ezell is the lead plaintiff in a pair of successful lawsuits (Ezell v. Chicago and Ezell v. Chicago II) against the City of Chicago, overturning the city's ban on public shooting ranges and the zoning restrictions that made building a range in the city impossible.

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.

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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