This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett fisk a video from the Faith and Firearms Project, an interview with an ELCA pastor who thinks people own guns because it's the American thing to do and thinks that those who own guns ascribe to a "theology of scarcity." Plus an uplifting message from Mia, a self-defense tip from Aaron, and a follow-up to a story from episode 52.
Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel talks about the practice of keeping a gun on your night stand and why that's a bad idea.
Mia's Motivations - Mia shares thoughts on joint suicide prevention efforts by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the NSSF and the affect that negative media has on suicide rates.
Clinging to God & Guns - Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review an interview with an ELCA pastor who doesn't seem to know much about guns, or his congregation, and thinks the questions of gun ownership comes down to a theology of abundance or a theology of scarcity.
Prayer of the Week - Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we implore You that we, who do worthily deserve to be punished for our evil deeds, may mercifully be relieved by the comfort of Your grace; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take on the illogical ramblings of a late Methodist Bishop who is chanelling his inner Joe Biden by suggesting that passing meaningless "gun safety" laws will save some lives. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill and Mia Anstine, and a lesson from the Book of Jonah.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill talks about the differences between the top competitive shooters and average joes.
Mia's Motivations - Mia is back from a hog hunt with Remington Arms with a story about those eeevil black rifles.
Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel is on vacation and will be back again next week.
Clinging to God & Guns - Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a blog post from the United Methodist Church following the failure of gun control laws to pass back in 2013.
The Book of Jonah - A lesson on loving our neighbor and the sinful desire to see the wicked suffer.
Prayer of the Week - We implore You, almighty and merciful Father, to look upon the hearty desires of Your humble servants and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to be our defense against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Jesus protects his own. True followers of Christ do not need guns to defend themselves. So says a South African YouTuber finalcall07. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect these claims and explain why Jesus never intended for you to lay down your life needlessly or to stand by and allow your neighbor to be harmed. Plus a lesson on the Eighth Commandment, tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia Anstine, and Aaron Israel.
Catechetical Lesson: The Eighth Commandment - Applying the eighth commandment to stories and editorials suggesting that the GOP and President Trump want the violently mentally ill to be able to buy guns.
Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts after evaluating the RAE Gear magazine carrier for the past few months.
Fundamentals of Defense - Aaron Israel shares thoughts on how to use your neighborhood social media network as a personal defense tool.
Mia's Motivations - Mia Anstine shares tips for travelling safely.
Clinging to God & Guns - This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect our first video. This South African Christian pacifist suggests that true followers of Jesus do not take up weapons for any reason. There is no justification for harming another person, he says. If you dare to defend yourself, Jesus will not protect you.
Prayer for the Week - O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, on the eve of the Battle on the Bayou, the Louisiana State IDPA Championship, Team Armed Lutheran sat down to talk about the upcoming match. Lloyd sits down with teammates (and ALR contribs) Aaron Israel and Bill Silvia, plus our newest team member, Sgt. Kat Silvia (AKA "Sgt. Mrs. Sgt. Bill") to talk IDPA rules, milking your grip, goals for the upcoming match, Sgt. Kat's colorful match language, a whole lot more.
Prayer for the Week - O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to defend us from those who rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen