In this week's meditation I share my thoughts on football, race, and the National Anthem controversy plaguing the NFL.
In this week's episode we take a look at the follow-up to last week's article "Why Bible-Believing Christians Have No Right to Self-Defense." Part two focuses on defense of life and family, and if you thought it couldn't get worse, you were wrong. Mia is back from Europe to tell us about her adventures, and we get tips from Aaron Israel and Sgt. Bill Silvia.
Mia's Motivations - Mia is back from a whirlwind trip to Europe where she got to tour the Sako firearms and ammunition plants in Finland and to hunt brown bear in Russia.
Fundamental Defense - Competition and defensive training are not mutually exclusive. Aaron explains how both can a great benefit to your skill as a defensive shooter.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill discusses the various ways you can carry spare ammo in competition, and explains the relative pros and cons of each.
Clinging to God and Guns - Pastor John Bennett and I debunk the second part of last week's article which suggests (wrongly) that Christians have no right to self-defense. In today's article, the author discusses defense of life and family, and comes to the same conclusion thanks to his own political bias and willful ignorance of the context of the Bible passages he quotes.
In this week's meditation, Lloyd considers a question he heard several times over the past couple of weeks: what does it matter, as long as you are a Christian?
On this week's episode we discuss the goofy gnostic musings of a gay Presbyterian who thinks that Bible-believing Christians have no right to defend their lives, homes, or property. A look at my violent allergy to jazz hands, and great tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron, and Mia.
Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine has advice for how to choose your next training course by evaluating what you hope to accomplish and what you want to learn.
Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel's weekly self-defense tip is about learning to be a better problem-solver. The gun is a specific solution to a tiny subset of problems that we might face. Many of those problems can solved before the gun ever needs to come into play if you learn to avoid trouble, de-escalate, and learn from the mistakes of others.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill warns against becoming the "Gamer Guy," a type of shooter you've probably seen on the range and you should take pains to avoid emulating.
Clinging to God and Guns - Pastor John Bennett helps us debunk an article written by a gay Presbyterian at Patheos.com, who argues that the Bible can't be taken literally, but those who do should not own guns because we are spiritual being having a physical experience and the Bible warns us that possessions are not important, certainly not important enough to kill over. Or something.
This week we look back at the third annual Battle-N-Benton IDPA Championship and the road I took to get there. It's all about change, accepting your weaknesses, and working to improve.
Congratulations to Sgt. Bill Silvia for winning High Law Enforcement at this year's match!
Pastor John Bennett returns so you get full-strength, unadulterated Armed Lutheran Radio this week. You'll hear about layers, pro-gun bumper stickers, shooting on the move, teaching our kids about guns, and how a pastor in the Wisconsin Synod thinks that if you have guns, criminals will want them too.
Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel discusses the safety concerns and possible legal ramifications of pro-gun bumper stickers.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill has tips for learning to shoot on the move.
Mia's Motivations - Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. And so will you as the weather gets colder. Mia Anstine discusses the need to practice concealed carry in your cold weather clothing.
Clinging to God and Guns - Pastor John Bennett is back to help us debunk an article by a WELS pastor, written in the wake of the WDBJ shooting.
With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and social media, our kids are exposed to news about mankind's horrific acts of evil more often than ever. From ISIS to cop killings in Dallas, to home-grown acts of terror like Orlando or 9/11, or school shootings like Newtown. We can't totally shelter our kids from this information, so how do we explain these terrible acts of evil to our children? Pastor Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon joins us again to discuss the subject.
Ballistic Minute - Sergeant Bill discusses the pros and cons of the two basic types of handguns you can choose from -- the all-steel classics like 1911's and CZ's versus the plastic fantastics like GLOCK and M&P.
Fundamental Defense - Aaron Israel discusses the critically important topic of teaching your kids gun safety.
Mia's Motivations - Listen up, guys, because Mia Anstine is talking about ways to get the woman in your life interested in shooting.
Today's Mid-Week Meditation is a little different. I was finished with Episode 33 of Armed Lutheran Radio when I had the honor of interviewing Paul Lathrop, founder and co-host of the Polite Society Podcast. I decided his story, and the lessons learned from it, is so important that it deserved it's own show. So, today I present my interview with Paul and his account of his harrowing six-month ordeal with our legal system.