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Mar 29, 2020

As the nation struggles on through the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett continue their discussion on how we, as Christians, evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great commandment [Matt. 22:39].

Listen for part one of this discussion in episode 212!

Reformation Gun Club members will be able to hear both episodes together in one show this week.

Timestamps

  • [0:00] - Blooper
  • [0:49] - Show Open
  • [1:02] - Welcome
  • [1:37] - Introducing today's topic
  • [3:06] - Thanking our Patrons
  • [5:01] - Discussion begins
  • [5:27] - Releasing jail inmates to prevent spread of the virus
  • [10:54] - Sheriff asks officers to use judgement when deciding who to arrest
  • [15:37] - Lansing PD will not respond to certain 911 calls
  • [21:24] - San Francisco citizens ordered to shelter-in-place
  • [23:34] - Banning the sale of guns and ammo
  • [28:09] - Banning church services
  • [32:00] - Wrapping up and final thoughts
  • [32:51] - Show close

Prayer of the Week

Merciful Father, look with compassion upon our world. In the midst of fear brought about by the present epidemic, grant Your people comfort and assurance that You are in control of all things. Through this pestilence we pray that you would turn hearts toward You in repentance. We lift up to you all whose vocations place them in service to those who have been infected. Grant Your protection to our health care workers as they serve as Your hands of mercy to the afflicted. Be with all who are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine, that You would guide their work and grant them success in their efforts. Be with all who have contracted this virus, that You would comfort them in their hour of need. Safeguard us, our loved ones, and all who cry to You, that we may be defended from infection; and set our hearts at ease, that we may find in You an answer to all our fears. This we pray 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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The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Mar 22, 2020

As the nation grinds to a halt as a result of the various government responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett consider how do we, as Christians evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great commandment [Matt. 22:39]. Are these responses showing love for our neighbors or are they knee-jerk reactions that do more harm than good?

Listen for part two of this discussion in episode 213!

Reformation Gun Club members will be able to hear both episodes together in one show this week.

Timestamps

  • [0:00] - Blooper
  • [0:32] - Show Open
  • [0:46] - Welcome
  • [1:11] - Introducing today's topic
  • [2:28] - Thanking our Patrons
  • [3:54] - Discussion begins
  • [5:20] - Luther on Good Government
  • [6:40] - Thoughts on China's role
  • [9:09] - The problem of government dictats
  • [11:04] - Specific government responses
  • [11:14] - Closing public schools
  • [13:24] - The South Korean approach
  • [14:32] - Stupid reactions by the public
  • [18:30] - Pastoral Prepping tips
  • [20:06] - Love your neighbor by isolating yourself
  • [22:25] - Banning large public gatherings
  • [25:59] - Ordering the closure of businesses
  • [31:22] - Law Enforcement threatening businesses
  • [33:44] - Man in Kentucky under House Arrest
  • [35:36] - Wrapping up and final thoughts
  • [36:30] - Show close

Prayer of the Week

Merciful Father, look with compassion upon our world. In the midst of fear brought about by the present epidemic, grant Your people comfort and assurance that You are in control of all things. Through this pestilence we pray that you would turn hearts toward You in repentance. We lift up to you all whose vocations place them in service to those who have been infected. Grant Your protection to our health care workers as they serve as Your hands of mercy to the afflicted. Be with all who are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine, that You would guide their work and grant them success in their efforts. Be with all who have contracted this virus, that You would comfort them in their hour of need. Safeguard us, our loved ones, and all who cry to You, that we may be defended from infection; and set our hearts at ease, that we may find in You an answer to all our fears. This we pray through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

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Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Mar 15, 2020

On this week's variety show, Lloyd shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, Mia shares her thoughts about an abortion court case and hunters with special needs, Sgt. Bill is training with optics-ready pistols, and Pastor Bennett discusses common concerns about going to church and taking Communion during this virus scare. 

Segments

  • 0:00 - Blooper
  • 0:21 - Opening and welcome
  • 1:46 - Thanks to our Patrons
  • 3:35 - Commentary on Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 17:24 - Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
  • 25:02 - Ballistic Minute(s) with Sgt. Bill 
  • 32:02 - Pastoral Pontifications with Pastor John Bennett
  • 45:50 - Close

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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.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

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Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Mar 8, 2020

Persecution is mentioned over 70 times in the Bible. Many anti-gun Christians argue that since the Bible calls on us to suffer persecution and to love our enemies, we should not resist the violent criminal with a firearm. If you've heard this argument but don't know how to counter it or if it sounds reasonable but you're just not sure, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the distinctions between different kinds of persecution and what makes persecution different from violent crime.

Timestamps

  • [0:00] - Blooper
  • [0:19] - Show Open
  • [0:31] - Welcome
  • [1:19] - Introducing today's topic
  • [2:28] - Thank you Patrons
  • [3:28] - What was Persecution in the first century AD?
  • [6:00] - Reading from Gospel of John 16
  • [6:35] - Reading from 2 Corinthians 6
  • [7:30] - Submission to Authority
  • [9:30] - Contrast with violent crime
  • [10:30] - Why the disciples and martyrs did not resist
  • [11:23] - Resisting the government
  • [12:55] - Reading from Romans 13:2-3
  • [13:35] - The obligation to defend your neighbor
  • [15:15] - The example of Dietrich Bonheoffer
  • [17:54] - A gun control thought experiment
  • [19:54] - Persecution in foreign countries
  • [22:00] - Why are we to submit to persecution?
  • [25:03] - The distinction between terrorism and governments
  • [26:16] - When terrorists target Christians
  • [27:32] - Romans 13 and resisting tyranny
  • [30:41] - Addressing the argument
  • [34:30] - Key distinctions
  • [36:36] - Wrapping up and final thoughts
  • [38:25] - Show close

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.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Mar 2, 2020

Sgt. Bill continues his review of Dillon reloading press add-ons and upgrades, Mia is on the road again reviewing a scary situation in a New Mexico truck stop, and Pastor Bennett has a sobering segment about keeping your kids safe from social media predators. 

Segments

  • 0:00 - Blooper
  • 0:31 - Opening and welcome
  • 5:14 - Ballistic Minute(s) with Sgt. Bill 
  • 22:10 - Mia's Motivations
  • 33:27 - Pastoral Pontifications
  • 43:45 - Close

Meet the Cast

Links of Interest

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.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

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Feb 24, 2020

We're getting back to our roots in today's Clinging to God & Guns show as Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect and debunk an article from Patheos.com. Written after the El Paso and Dayton shootings in the fall of 2019. The author contends that all gun owners have a moral obligation to support stricter gun laws and suggests that hate speech and a lack of support for gun control are valid reasons to deny a person the right to own a gun.

Timestamps

  • [0:00] - Blooper
  • [0:19] - Show Open
  • [0:32] - Welcome
  • [1:17] - Introducing today's topic
  • [2:09] - Thank you Patrons
  • [3:10] - Introducing the author
  • [4:10] - Discussion of rates of mass shootings
  • [4:43] - The ready availability of guns and stricter gun laws
  • [6:21] - Defining "mass shooting"
  • [7:51] - Root causes and the failure of the justice system
  • [9:54] - Blaming gun violence on mental health issues
  • [10:33] - Blaming gun violence on Trump
  • [14:12] - What are we suggesting if mental health is the issue?
  • [21:08] - Why we think gun control means giving up our guns
  • [23:51] - "Hate speech"
  • [25:32] - Other reasons you should not own a gun
  • [26:39] - Leaving guns where children can access them
  • [30:00] - What ifs
  • [31:25] - I'll give up my guns
  • [32:42] - Gun owners have a moral obligation 
  • [35:19] - Real gun safety legislation
  • [36:02] - Having a gun in the midst of a mass shooting 
  • [37:17] - You are unfit for gun ownership
  • [39:10] - Thought crime and 1984
  • [40:33] - Final thoughts
  • [42:01] - Show close

Links of Interest

Prayer of 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.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

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Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Feb 17, 2020

On today's variety show, Sgt. Bill talks about reloading and the add-ons for your Dillon reloading press that you must have, might like, and should avoid. Mia talks about the DC Project and how you can get involved. And Pastor Bennett opines about the upcoming elections and our attitude as Christian voters.

Segments

  • [0:33] - Open/Intro
  • [3:45] - Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
  • [5:04] - Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
  • [16:30] - Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
  • [25:35] - Pastoral Pontifications with Pastor John Bennett
  • [34:15] - Show Close

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.

Meet the Cast

Links of Interest

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Feb 10, 2020

How, as Christian gun owners, should we consider claims that certain companies are enemies of the 2nd Amendment? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a list of so-called "anti-gun companies" using the 8th Commandment and the principal of Occam's Razor to answer that question.

Timestamps

  • [0:00] - Blooper
  • [0:24] - Show Open
  • [0:40] - Welcome
  • [2:19] - Introducing today's topic
  • [3:45] - Thank you Patrons
  • [4:39] - Discussion begins
  • [5:56] - Explanation of the 8th Commandment
  • [8:25] - Occam’s Razor Defined
  • [9:22] - Actual Anti-Gun Companies
  • [12:10] - Amazon AWS
  • [16:48] - FedEx
  • [19:16] - Companies that Cancelled NRA promotions
  • [23:11] - Target, Starbucks and Chipotle
  • [28:09] - Walmart, Kroger, and LL Bean
  • [30:26] - Raising the Minimum Age to Buy a gun to 21
  • Tech/Social Media Companies - Join the RGC to hear this discussion
  • [34:45] - Final Thoughts
  • [39:20] - Wrap-up
  • [40:25] - Show Close

Links of Interest

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.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Feb 3, 2020

On today's long overdue variety show, Mia is back from SHOT Show with a report on some of the cool gear she found. In light of all the new stuff at SHOT Show, Sgt. Bill talks about the importance of skills over gear. And Pastor Bennett comments on Biblical masculinity and the confusion we see in society today.

Segments

  • [0:36] - Open/Intro
  • [8:46] - Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
  • [17:53] - Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
  • [23:37] - Pastoral Pontifications
  • [32:18] - Show Close

Meet the Cast

Links of Interest

Prayer of the Week

O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of Your only-begotten Son confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers and who, in the voice that came from the bright cloud, did in a wonderful manner foreshow the adoption of sons, mercifully make us co-heirs with the King of His glory and bring us to the enjoyment of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Jan 20, 2020

In this first Clinging to God & Guns show of 2020, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are playing Crime and the 10 Commandments. We review crime stories from Oklahoma and Texas, try to determine how the Commandments apply and then Pastor Bennett counsels the perps and the victims.

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Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, Governor of all things in heaven and earth, mercifully hear the supplications of Your people and grant us Your peace in our time; 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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Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

Jan 13, 2020

In the first variety show of 2020 the gang's all here. Lloyd opines about resolutions, Pastor Bennett talks about contentment, Mia is shares ideas for new year plans, and Sgt. Bill talks about everyday carry.

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Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares ideas for improving your skills and being prepared in the new year.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

With the shooting season not yet ramping up, Sgt. Bill switches from competition to everyday carry for today's tips.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett has been recovering from hip surgery and learning the importance of contentment.

Prayer of the Week

Lord, we implore You, give ear to our prayers and lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You now live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Get in Touch

Disclaimer

The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.

Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

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