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Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas

Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas

Update: 2018-12-24
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This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas.

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Cast and Characters (in order of appearance)

  • Narrator: Lloyd Bailey
  • The Angel Gabriel: Sgt. Bill Silvia
  • Zechariah: Aaron Israel
  • Elizabeth: Sgt. Kat Silvia
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus: Mia Anstine
  • Angel: Pr. John Bennett
  • The Prophet: Rob Morse of Self Defense Gun Stories
  • Neighbors: Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse
  • The Heavenly Host: Stacy Israel
  • Shepherds: Lea Leggit
  • Wise Men: Hank Anstine
  • Scribes: Jon Braaten
  • King Herod: Reagan Bailey

Prayer of the Week
Lord God, gracious Father, who in the fullness of time sent Your Son to become man, assume our flesh, and become our Brother, we implore You to keep us in true knowledge of our Redeemer, by whose birth we are delivered from sin, death, Satan, and hell, that with all the holy angels we may rejoice at His Nativity and behold Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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

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Episode 154 - Hunting, Off-Season Prep, and Pontifications
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Episode 153 - Crime and the 10 Commandments
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Episode 152 - Kicking off 2019
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Episode 151 - The Best of 2018
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Episode 149 - Best of 2017
In this weeks show we look back at some of the best moments from 2017 from Sgt. Bill, Mia, Aaron Israel, and Pastor John Bennett. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill In this tip from episode 74, Sgt. Bill talks talks about what he learned in force-on-force training. Mainly that you don't want to mess with Mrs. Sgt. Bill. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine In this tip from episode 59, Mia discusses teaching your teenagers to physically defend themselves when you are no longer there to protect them. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Fundamental Defense Aaron Israel foreshadows his future endeavors in financial planning with a tip about protecting your personal finances as a self-defense strategy, from episode 56. Clinging to God and Guns We look back at episode 82 when we looked at a sermon by Pastor Stephen Anderson who says 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 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.  

Episode 149 - Best of 2017

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Episode 148 - The Best of 2016
In this weeks show we look back at some of the best moments from 2016. We have a Ballistic Minute from episode 12, former contributor Aaron Israel from episode 47, Mia's first segment from episode 29, and our interview with Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller from episode 17. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code "armedpodcast" at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Special Guest: Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado and co-host of Table Talk Radio is our special guest. Pr. Wolfmueller explains the medieval doctrine of the three estates, and how Martin Luther's interpretation of it was the key political insight of his career. The original idea was that there were three "orders" in life: those who worked, those who prayed, and those who fought. The home, the church, and the state. To be a part of one meant you could not be a part of the others. Luther recognized that, unlike the early Church fathers and medieval theologians, the three estates actually overlap and people are a part of multiple "orders." Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill talks about trigger control in this week's Ballistic Minute. He boils three techniques, their advantages and disadvantages: the slow press or “surprise” break, prep and press, and fast full press. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia Anstine joins Armed Lutheran Radio for the first time with a shooting tip about finding the perfect placement for your trigger finger. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Fundamental Defense Former contributor Aaron Israel recommends being a good neighbor as a means of self- and home-defense. Prayer of the Week Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son that by His coming we may be given to serve You with cleansed minds; 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.  
Episode 147 - Christmas Gift List Episode
It's that time of year again. Time for our annual Christmas gift list show. For 2016 and 2017 we shared the things we'd like to find under our trees, but this year we are giving you some gift ideas for the shooters in your life. Plus Lloyd and Mia and Pastor Bennett share thoughts of the real meaning of the season. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com *Affiliate Disclaimer: Many of the links below are affiliate links we will receive a small commission if purchase items using these links. Sergeant Bill's Gift List Ideas Magazines Reloading Components Training Classes Mia's Gift Ideas Mia's Amazon Shop TMS Outdoors Hunter's Trauma Kit HEATR Cold Weather Gear at WSI Sportswear – Use the promo code LLCO10 for a discount Farm to Feet Socks at Amazon SunJack Portable Solar Charger. Zippo USB Hand Warmer. The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker TroubleShooting by Gabby Franco Taking Aim by Eva Shockey Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Lloyd's Gift List Ideas Shifting Sands: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story by Ray Keating Cat Crap anti-fog Engraved Gun and Magazine Base pad Stickers from Tejas Products. – Use the promo code “armedlutheran” for a 10% discount Fisher Space Pen BigBlue Solar Battery Charger Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmers Comfort Series Holster From Cooks Holsters – use the promo code “armedpodcast” for a 15% discount Mac Sports WTC-111 Outdoor Utility Wagon Shooting Chrony F-1 Chronograph Sig Sauer Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight Clinging to God & Guns with Pastor John Bennett Pastor Bennett shares his Christmas wish list ideas and keeps us focused on the real meaning of Christmas and the gifts we can't buy at the store. Prayer of the Week Almighty God, heavenly Father, bestow on us Your grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the Last Day when He will come again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may then rise to the life immortal; through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan, Dave, David D., David H., David W., Edwin, Frank, Gordon, Jackie, James, Jesse, John B., John N., Kalroy, Lucas, Marc, Robert L., Robert M., Russell, Samuel, and Tyler!
Episode 146 - Rejecting The Cross
A “Reverend” in the United Methodist Church somehow connects the symbol of the cross to Trump and the hate-filled Nazi who a committed mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue. If you think it's time to lay down the cross as a symbol of the church because of the actions of an anti-Semitic mass murderer, you might be a heretic. Or insane. Or both. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest United Methodist Insight – After Pittsburgh, I Can No Longer Wear A Cross The Great Flip – Self-Defense and Life Skills for Girls Commentary Lloyd shares his thoughts on the reactions to the death of missionary John Allen Chau. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia talks about the importance of self-defense training for kids and The Great Flip. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns When I was 18 years old I wrote a mindless poem about how I could no longer call myself a Christian because of the history of abuse by the Church over the centuries. I walked away from the faith because I could not distinguish the acts of evil humans within the church and the church itself. But I was a freshman in college. Today we examine an article by a “pastor” in the United Methodist Church who has decided to reject the cross because others have used it as a symbol in commission of evil acts. What drove her to this conclusion? The acts of an anti-semitic, Trump-hating, Nazi who attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Prayer of the Week Absolve, we implore You, O Lord, Your people from their offenses, that from the bonds of our sins which by reason of our frailty we have brought upon us we may be delivered by Your bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan, Dave, David D., David H., David W., Edwin, Frank, Gordon, Jackie, James, Jesse, John B., John N., Kalroy, Lucas, Marc, Robert L., Robert M., Russell, Samuel, and Tyler!
Episode 145 - Our Culture of Death
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says we live in a culture that celebrates death and that contributes to mass shootings. The media laughed him off and missed his larger point. Lloyd discusses the culture we live in and changes we could make to deter or prevent mass shootings and ideas where common ground might be found between the two sides of the gun debate. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Rolling Stone – Kentucky Governor Blames Zombies for Mass Shootings in America Chicago Tribune – Why so much gun violence in America? Zombies on TV, says Kentucky governor Matt Bevin Newsweek – REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR BLAMES MASS SHOOTINGS ON ZOMBIES, ABORTIONS, US ‘CULTURE OF DEATH’—NOT GUNS GUNS Facebook – Matt Bevin Q&A on Gun Control and the Value of Life Everyday Cigar Deals Commentary When Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin mentioned TV shows about zombies in an radio interview about the culture of death in this country, the news media poo-poo'd his arguments by focusing on zombies and ignoring the larger point. Lloyd discusses the state of American culture and what we can to to turn things around. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares tips for hunting at long range. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns Where do we find common ground in the discussion of how we stop mass shootings? Lloyd throws out the most contentious issues on both sides and suggests steps we could take. Prayer of the Week Almighty God, we implore You, show Your mercy unto Your humble servants, that we who put no trust in our own merits may not be dealt with after the severity of Your judgment, but according to Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan, Dave, David D., David H., David W., Edwin, Frank, Gordon, Jackie, James, Jesse, John B., John N., Kalroy, Lucas, Marc, Robert L., Robert M., Russell, Samuel, and Tyler!
Episode 144 - Sojourners, Travellers, and Migrants
With a migrant caravan header for the southern border, voices on both sides of the immigration issue are misusing God's Word to support their position. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett examine the subject of illegal immigration and how we, as Christians, should think about the subject. Plus Lloyd's thoughts on the mid-term elections and tips from Mia and Sgt. Bill. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Raw Story – Methodist pastor tells CNN why he shamed Jeff Sessions over treatment of immigrants: ‘God calls them my people’ Pulpit & Pen – The Biblical Answer to Migrant Caravan is Bombs and Bullets Breitbart – Kasich says the Lord doesn't want Americans opposing the migrant caravan. Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill is back with an idea to solve Lloyd's problems with shooting non-threat targets. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia talks about the value of bringing family along on hunts, even if they are not hunters. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns With a migrant caravan header for the southern border, noted theologian John Kasich chided Americans to open their hearts to illegal immigrants because the Lord doesn't want walls or borders. On the other side, an insane post at Pulpit and Pen suggest the Christian response to these migrants is bombs and bullets. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett examine the subject of illegal immigration and how God's Word should inform our opinions on the subject. Prayer of the Week Stir up, we implore You, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people that they, plenteously bring forth the fruit of good works, may of You be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan, Dave, David D., David H., David W., Edwin, Frank, Gordon, Jackie, James, Jesse, John B., John N., Kalroy, Lucas, Marc, Robert L., Robert M., Russell, Samuel, and Tyler!
Episode 143 - Reformation Gun Club Sampler
The Reformation Gun Club is a site for supporters of Armed Lutheran Radio. For $2 per month you get access to lots of exclusive content. This week we give you a sample of the great content available to members. Today we share excerpts from our exclusive hangouts with the cast: Mia Anstine, Sgt. Bill Silvia, Pr. John Bennett, and the contributor formerly known as A-A-Ron. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Save 15% when you use promo code “armedpodcast” at checkout. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Join the Reformation Gun Club today! Prayer of the Week O almighty God, who has knit together Your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, grant us grace so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those unspeakable joys that you have prepared for those who unfeignedly love You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan, Dave, David D., David H., David W., Edwin, Frank, Gordon, Jackie, James, Jesse, John B., John N., Kalroy, Lucas, Marc, Robert L., Robert M., Russell, Samuel, and Tyler!
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Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas

Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas