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Episode 151 - The Best of 2018

Episode 151 - The Best of 2018

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In this final show of the year we look back at some of the best moments from 2018 with segments from Sgt. Bill, Mia, Aaron Israel, and Pastor John Bennett.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill warns about the dangers of GAS – Gear Acquisition Syndrome in this tip from episode 130.

Everyday Cigar Deals

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
In this tip from episode 109, Mia shares a story from of a personal friend's Good Samaritan story gone wrong.

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Fundamental Defense
In this self-defense tip from episode 102, Aaron talks about the dangers of defending property with potentially deadly force.

Clinging to God and Guns
We look back at episode 107 when Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissected a post by a Trump-hating Catholic writer who thinks we're all a bunch of heretical Antinomians because we oppose new gun laws.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty eternal God, we heartily implore You, grant that we may know and praise Your dear Son as did Simeon, who took Him up in his arms and faithfully knew and confessed Him; through the same Jesus Christ, 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.

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Episode 153 - Crime and the 10 Commandments
This week we are trying out a new idea for Clinging to God & Guns called "Crime and the 10 Commandments." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss crime stories and discuss the ways that the Ten Commandments apply. 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. Join the Reformation Gun Club! Shop at Amazon. Shop at GunMagWarehouse. Shop Firearms and accessories at Palmetto State Armory. Shop ShootSteel.com Shop for everyday cigar deals at Cigar Page Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop! Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network Clinging to God and Guns Lloyd and Pastor Bennett share crime stories from Houston, Texas in 2018, Amboy, Minnesota, from 2018 and Marysville, Washington, from 2006 to show how the 10 Commandments apply to the circumstances surrounding these crimes and the aftermath. 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. [sc name="gun-club-thnks"]
Episode 152 - Kicking off 2019
After a few weeks off, we launch our fourth year with today's episode. Sgt. Bill has tips for preparing for a new shooting season, Mia talks tree-stands, and Pastor Bennett debuts his new segment, "Pastoral Pontifications," debunking the anti-Christian myth that Christmas co-opted pagan holidays. 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. Join the Reformation Gun Club! Shop at Amazon. Shop at GunMagWarehouse. Shop Firearms and accessories at Palmetto State Armory. Shop ShootSteel.com Shop for everyday cigar deals at Cigar Page Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop! Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill is prepping for a new shooting season. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares tips for safely and effectively using a tree stand when hunting. Pastoral Pontifications Was the decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25 just an effort by the early church to co-opt an existing pagan holiday? Pastor Bennett debunks this myth in the debut of his new segment. 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 151 - The Best of 2018
In this final show of the year we look back at some of the best moments from 2018 with segments 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 Sgt. Bill warns about the dangers of GAS – Gear Acquisition Syndrome in this tip from episode 130. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine In this tip from episode 109, Mia shares a story from of a personal friend's Good Samaritan story gone wrong. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Fundamental Defense In this self-defense tip from episode 102, Aaron talks about the dangers of defending property with potentially deadly force. Clinging to God and Guns We look back at episode 107 when Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissected a post by a Trump-hating Catholic writer who thinks we're all a bunch of heretical Antinomians because we oppose new gun laws. Prayer of the Week Almighty eternal God, we heartily implore You, grant that we may know and praise Your dear Son as did Simeon, who took Him up in his arms and faithfully knew and confessed Him; through the same Jesus Christ, 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 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.  

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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!
Episode 142 - The State Of American Christianity
Lloyd and Mia are holding down the fort this week. Mia has a tip for how to react to an active shooter situation and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the upcoming election. And then, in Clinging to God & Guns, Lloyd is looking at a recent survey of what Americans believe to try to answer the question of why so many Christians support gun control. 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 Concordia Publishing House – Called to Vote: A Christian's Approach to Elections Lifeway Research – What Do Americans Believe About God? The State Of Theology Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia talks about active shooter training at the She Never Quit Conference. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns Every two years Ligonier Ministries conducts a survey of the religious beliefs of 3000 Americans. Today Lloyd reviews the findings of that survey to show you how American beliefs play out in the gun debate. GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Prayer of the Week O Lord God, heavenly Father, pour out, we implore You, Your Holy Spirit upon Your faithful people, keep them steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and comfort them in all temptations, defend them against all enemies of Your Word, and bestow upon Christ's Church Militant Your saving peace; through the same 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 141 - Facing Persecution
We've talked about the Christian view of home defense in Episode 85, but now, with violence rising against those with conservative political and traditional religious beliefs, how should we think about suffering, persecution and self-defense? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett address the issue in today's Clinging to God & Guns. Plus 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. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest LifeNews – Man Who Brutally Assaulted a Pro-Life Woman Identified, Fired After Video Goes Viral LifeNews – Soros-Funded Activist Who Assaulted Pro-Life Woman Staffer Attacked Other Republicans Previously Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill talks about taking mixing and matching parts from different holsters that you probably have in that box of forgotten holsters.   Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia, fresh off her trip to the She Never Quit Conference in Texas, shares handgun sighting tips for women. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns With one political party encouraging supporters to confront and harass political opponents, violence is bound to result. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the issue, contrast current events with the concept of Biblical persecution, and discuss when it's appropriate to resist. Prayer of the Week Lord, we implore You to keep Your household the Church in continual godliness, that through Your protection she may be free from all adversities and devoutly given to serve You in good works; 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 140 - When Your Spouse Hates Guns
In this overdue episode we're talking marriage and guns. What do you do when you want a gun for home or self-defense but your spouse says no? The Bible spells out the relationship between men and women. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss this relationship and how it affects your responsibility to protect and defend your family. Plus 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. www.CooksHolsters.com Use the promo code “armedpodcast” to save 15% off your order. Links of Interest WOMA 2018 She Never Quit Summit Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Bill is up early for the 2018 North Texas Regional with a quick tip about preparing the night before a major match. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia tells us about The Women’s Outdoor Media Association's 4th annual She Never Quit Summit at the Lazy J Ranch in Marquez, Texas. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns Inspired by an article in the book “Here I Blog” and a social media post from Rick Ector, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett offer relationship advice for those who want a gun for self- or home-defense but face resistance from a fearful or anti-gun spouse. Prayer of the Week Grant, we implore You, merciful Lord, to Your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve You with a quiet mind; 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., Marc L., John B., and Jesse W.
Episode 139 - Living with Fear and Guns
Fear is a powerful emotion. Progressive Christians employ fear in two very contradictory ways to push their anti-gun agenda. We gun-owners should have no fear if we have faith and therefore we should not need a gun. And at the same time we should fear gun violence so much that we should support gun control. But God makes it clear that we should not be afraid. We should not worry or be anxious about this world. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Patheos.com – Living with Fear and Guns Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares a tip for adding pressure to your practice. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia is on an elk hunt and will be with us next week. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns Pastor Bennett is presiding over a funeral so Lloyd is on his own this week, considering the idea of fear and the contradicting ways it's used in the gun rights debate by gun-control supporters. Everyday Cigar Deals 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. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., Marc L., John B., and Jesse W.
Episode 138 - Government and Gun Control Revisited
This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take up an email from a listener who wants us to revisit the question of what Christians owe the government and whether limiting the tools available for self-defense and defense of neighbor is a violation of God's Law. Plus tips from Mia and Sgt. Bill and Lloyd's thoughts on the Kavanaugh debacle. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest She Never Quit Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill is back from Alabama with an after-action report on his performance at the 3rd IDPA National Championship. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia is back from her Elk hunt with info about an awesome upcoming event for women. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns A listener wrote to suggest that in episode 134 we sidestepped the issue of whether laws limiting the types of guns available to us put limits on our ability to defend our neighbor. Should we, as Christians, be willing to violate such a law based on that argument? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett revisit this issue to provide clarification. 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. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., Marc L., John B., and Jesse W.
Episode 137 - Farewell to Aaron Israel
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we say “Farewell” to Aaron Israel as he hangs up his instructor hat to move on to other things. We look back at some of Aaron's appearances on the show over the years, and you'll hear Aaron's final segment. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Reformation Gun Club – Hangout with Aaron Israel Armed Lutheran Radio – Episode 8 Armed Lutheran Radio – Episode 56 Armed Lutheran Radio – Episode 102 Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron has been with us since episode 8 and over the course of three years he has provided timely and timeless information. Sgt. Bill and I took his Combat Focus Shooting one day class in 2016. It was my first full-day of self-defense training and it was a real eye-opener. Aaron is a gifted instructor and easily makes the complex understandable. When it came time to find an instructor for my wife's license to carry class, I turned to Aaron. Over the course of the next two years I learned a ton from Aaron, through his weekly tips, his articles, his posts in social media, and my opportunities to hang out with him on the show, on the range, on a road trip to the Louisiana State IDPA match in 2017. I will forever be grateful to him for the content he provided for listeners to this show. I am honored to consider him and friend and I know that whatever he puts his heart and mind into next will be a tremendous success. Prayer of the Week O Lord, we pray that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, that we may be continually given to all good works; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 136 - Brett Grayson from Tactical Pay Radio
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we introduce you to Brett Grayson, better known to his students as “Dr. G”, host of Tactical Pay Radio, another of the great podcasts on the Self Defense Radio Network. Mia has another tip for rifle shooting, Sgt. Bill reviews the Glock 34 MOS, and Aaron has an important gun safety tip. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Tactical Pay Radio Home Page Special Guest: Brett Grayson Dr. Brett Grayson is a history teacher from Houston, Texas and host of the Tactical Pay Radio podcast, another excellent show on the Self Defense Radio Network. GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron has tips for dealing with the difficult subject of elderly adults, declining cognitive abilities, and gun safety. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares pros and cons of his new Glock 34 MOS. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia has more rifle shooting tips. Today she discusses tips and gear to help you get into position to take a shot. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 135 - Brian Duff of Mind4Survival
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we introduce you to Brian Duff, host of Mind4Survival, another of the great podcasts on the Self Defense Radio Network. Mia has another tip for rifle shooting, Sgt. Bill reviews an excellent piece of reloading gear, and Aaron returns with another self-defense tip. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Mind4Survival Home Page Special Guest: Brian Duff Brian Duff is a former Army Ranger and international security specialist and is now the host of Mind4Survival, another excellent show on the Self Defense Radio Network. GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron Israel is back from the Dakotas with an after-action report and lessons learned about 3rd-party defensive interventions. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill reviews an awesome piece of kit if you are a reloader. The Shockbottle “Hundo” case gauge. Everyday Cigar Deals Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia has more rifle shooting tips. Today she discusses shooting positions. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates. Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory. Thank you to our Reformation Gun Club members! Bryan P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 134 - Christians, Gun Control and Government
In this episode we bring you a feature-length edition of Clinging to God and Guns where Lloyd and Pastor Bennett consider what God's Word says about government and what we, as Christians, owe the ruling authorities. Leftist gun-grabbers accuse us of loving guns more than God. So we center our discussion around Romans 13, and the idea that government is instituted for our good and ask (and answer) some tough questions. Are we right to refuse to comply with the law if we disagree with it? Was the American Revolution a violation of Romans 13? What about government turned evil? What about gun control? As a Christian, must we comply if the law violates God's law? The questions and answers are difficult and uncomfortable at times, and that's why we ask them. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Bible Gateway – Romans 13:1-7 ESV Armed Lutheran Radio – Episode 17 – The Three Estates and Self-Defense Armed Lutheran Radio – Episode 43 – Of God and Gun Free Zones GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Shop ModernSpartanSystems.com for the best cleaning, lubrication, and accuracy products for firearms. Everyday Cigar Deals Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory.  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. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 133 - Matt Disher from American Guns
This week Lloyd is joined by special guest Matt Disher, confessional Lutheran and host of the American Guns podcast to discuss his show, his experiences as a pro-gun public school teacher and his love for the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. Mia shares more rifle shooting tips, we re-visit Aaron's tips for concert safety, and Lloyd discusses the nature of evil and original sin. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest ABC News – 2 American cyclists among 4 dead in Tajikistan attack claimed by ISIS SDRN.us – The American Guns Podcast Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense – After Mrs. Armed Lutheran attended a concert over the weekend, we re-visit Aaron's tips for concert safety from Episode 90. Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill – Lord willing, Sgt. Bill will be back with us next week. Everyday Cigar Deals at Cigar Page Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine – Mia continues her series on rifle shooting with tips for zeroing your optics for hunting. Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Clinging to God and Guns – Lord willing, Pastor Bennett will be back with us next week. Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory. Special Guest: Matt Disher Matt Disher, the host of the American Guns podcast is our special guest. 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. Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 132 - The NRA's Theology
Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review an article that claims the NRA's claim that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun is theologically dangerous and morally repugnant…but offers absolutely no theology to counter the idea. Plus thoughts on 3D printed guns and tips from Mia, Bill, and Aaron. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest SOJO.net – The NRA's Dangerous Theology GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Shop ModernSpartanSystems.com for the best cleaning, lubrication, and accuracy products for firearms. Everyday Cigar Deals Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory.  Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Safety is a concept. Failure to apply the same concepts off the range as you do when you are onthe range can have tragic consequences. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill reviews his new NcStar VTUPRS Universal Pistol Rear Sight Tool. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares great news about the growth of the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program. Clinging to God and Guns Lloyd and Pastor Bennett fisk an article by the CEO of Sojourners written as a response to Wayne Lapierre's “Good Guy with a Gun” speech after Newtown. Prayer of the Week Almighty and everlasting God, who are always more ready to hear than we to pray and give more than we either desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of Your mercy, forgiving those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things that we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Christ, our Lord; through the same 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 131 - Danny & Cheryl Todd
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by the dynamic duo of Gun Freedom Radio. Danny & Cheryl Todd are business owners, gun store owners, parents, grandparents, podcasters, and Second Amendment advocates. They join Lloyd for the first time to talk about running a gun store, working with your kids, broadcasting, and speaking to your elected representatives about your gun rights. And polka dots. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Gun Freedom Radio AZ Firearms.com Pot of Gold Estate Auctions GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Shop ModernSpartanSystems.com for the best cleaning, lubrication, and accuracy products for firearms. Everyday Cigar Deals Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory.  Special Guests: Dan & Cheryl Todd Dan & Cheryl Todd are he hosts of Gun Freedom Radio, a show devoted to spreading information about the right to keep and bear arms. The dynamic duo join us to discuss their businesses, their family, the DC Project, and the state of gun rights in America today. And polka dots. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron comments on the parking lot shooting in Florida and how to avoid getting involved in pointless disputes when you are carrying a gun. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Bill reports on his vacation. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Brass? Bras? Mia is talking about bra holsters and similar carry options for women. Clinging to God and Guns Pastor Bennett will be back with us in Episode 132. 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. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 130 - M is for Marcionism
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we learn about the word “Marcionism,” a 2nd Century gnostic heresy taught by Marcion of Sinope. Marcion suggested that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are different gods. One is violent and cruel, the other loving and forgiving. That heresy survives today at Clackamass United Church of Christ where Rev. Adam Erickson hates the story of Noah and the flood because the “God character” in that story is nothing like Jesus. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Patheos.com – Sermon: Swimming through the Flood – Guns, Violence, and US Politics CARM.org – What is Marcionism? GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Shop ModernSpartanSystems.com for the best cleaning, lubrication, and accuracy products for firearms. Everyday Cigar Deals Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory.  Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Would you know what to do if you or someone with you got bitten by a snake? If you like to hike or go camping, knowing what to do should be part of your personal defense strategy. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill There's a sickness sweeping the competitive shooting world. Gear Acquisition Syndrome or G.A.S. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Muzzle breaks can be a great addition to your rifle. Clinging to God and Guns Pastor Bennett is back from vacation and he and Lloyd are looking at a smug Marcionite who hates the Biblical Story of the flood because our world is already too violent with all the school shootings so we don’t need stories about God being violent. 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. 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 P., David H., David W., Gordon L., Jackie R., James M., John N., Kalroy, Tyler C., Frank S., Vince W., Harold U., Douglas R., Lucas A., Dave V., Robert M., Russell W., and Marc L.
Episode 129 - Remso Martinez
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we interview Remso Martinez, the author of the new book Stay Away from the Libertarians, plus tips from Aaron, Sgt. Bill and Mia. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Remso Martinez – Stay Away from the Libertarians Remso W. Martinez GunMag Warehouse – Need more Magazines? Find out what gun magazines we have for you! Shop ModernSpartanSystems.com for the best cleaning, lubrication, and accuracy products for firearms. Everyday Cigar Deals Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at the Dunkin' Donuts Shop Now! Legal Plans Starting at $24.95/month. Shop LegalShield Today! Shop Firearms and Guns at Palmetto State Armory.  Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Do you know what gunshots sound like? What would you do if you heard them when you are out in public? Aaron talks about trusting your instincts and how to react when you hear gunfire. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares tips for shooting long distance targets. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares more rifle shooting tips for curing your flinch. Special Guest: Remso Martinez Remso Martinez is a political junkie and conservative libertarian. He is a journalist, a podcaster, and author of the new book Stay Away from the Libertarians and he joined Lloyd to discuss his career, politics, and his new book. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 128 - My Gun is Not a Barrier to the Gospel
Is Christian support for gun-rights a barrier to the Gospel for those outside the faith? Lloyd takes on an article from a snarky East Texas progressive who thinks so. Plus tips from Mia, Aaron, and Sgt. Bill. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Extra Newsfeed - Blowback: The Christian Dilemma of Guns and Violence Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense We have all cheered the positive outcome of a Dallas mother who shot a man who tried to take her car with her child inside. Aaron dissects this story and points out some important lessons we can all learn from. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill has a bum knee. He shares his tips for rehabbing persistent injuries that interfere with your shooting. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares rifle shooting tips from a women's event she recently attended. Clinging to God and Guns Joe Forrest is a progressive Christian who says he doesn't think American's shouldn't have the right to own guns. He just thinks that, if you're a Christian, you shouldn't exercise it. He criticizes gun-rights advocates for using hypothetical arguments and then uses hypotheticals of his own to argue against gun rights for Christians. Lloyd analyzes his arguments and his use of Scripture. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 127 - Gun Confiscation is the Promised Land
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we are back to our usual format. Lloyd reviews an email from one of the organizers of the IP43 ballot initiative in Oregon which compares the confiscation of legally owned firearms to the conquest of the promised land, plus tips from Mia Anstine, Aaron Israel, and Sgt. Bill Silvia. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest WHDH.com – Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns Pulsar – Thermal Imaging Binoculars Join the Reformation Gun Club Amazon.com – G-Code IWB Belt Clip Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron shares some lessons learned from two attempted carjackings by the same criminal at a Florida Wal-Mart. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill reviews G-Code's IWB Belt Clip. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia reviews Pulsar's new thermal imaging binoculars. Clinging to God and Guns  With Pr. Bennett on vacation, Lloyd is flying solo and reviewing an email from Rabbi Micahel Cahana, one of the leaders of the Lift Every Voice Campaign to Ban Assault Rifles in Oregon. Rabbi Cahana uses a verse from Deuteronomy to encourage supporters after the failure of ballot initiative IP43 to make it on the November ballot. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 126 - Where (Social) Justice and Peace Kiss
In March of 2018, progressive clergy held an interfaith press conference held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon, led by Augustana's pastor, Mark Knutsen. Knutsen describes Augustana as a holy place where "justice and peace kiss." That press conference launched the the "Lift Every Voice" campaign to gather signatures to get an "assault weapons" ban on the November ballot. In another feature-length segment of Clinging to God & Guns, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett analyze the incoherent ramblings from that conference and unmask the opportunism, fear-mongering and ignorance behind the campaign. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest YouTube – The Lift Every Voice Campaign to Ban Assault Weapons (Part 1 of 3) YouTube – The Lift Every Voice Campaign to Ban Assault Weapons (Part 2 of 3) YouTube – The Lift Every Voice Campaign to Ban Assault Weapons (Part 3 of 3) Prayer of the Week O God, who has prepared for those that love You such good things as pass man's understanding, pour into our hearts such love toward You that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 123 - Not What The Bible Says About School Shootings
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd takes on a Youtube video which claims that the Bible tells us that when bad things like school shootings happen, God is punishing us for our sins. Plus a competitive shooting tip from Sgt. Bill and another interview from NRAAM from Mia. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Thanks to Chad from Rio Linda, California, for the shout-out in today's show open. Links of Interest Bible Spotlight on YouTube – What does the Bible say is the reason for School Shootings? Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill This week Sgt. Bill teaches us about how to save time by shooting into position as you approach point of cover in IDPA. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron is on vacation and will join us again next week. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares her interview from the Leica Optics booth at NRAAM. Clinging to God and Guns  Pastor Chris and Pastor TJ believe that the Bible teaches us that school shootings are a result of God disciplining us and are a sign of the end of days. Lloyd dissects their claims in this episode. 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. 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 P., Dave V., David H., David W., Gordon, Jackie, James, John, Kalroy, Lucas, Robert, Tyler, Frank, Vince, Harold, Douglas
Episode 121 - Teenagers, Tantrums, and Terrible Theology
This week Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at an article from 2017 that Relevant Magazine dredged up and re-published in response to the Santa Fe school shooting. Aaron discusses the “evade, barricade, fight” philosophy. Sgt. Bill re-re-revisits the importance of grip. And Mia shares an interview from NRAAM where Brownell's shows off their new “Retro” line of rifles. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Relevant.com – It’s Time for More Christians to Address Gun Violence BibleStudyTools.com – Bible Verses About Killing Brownell's – Retro Rifles Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron Israel discusses the concept of evade, barricade, and fight. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill revisits the topic of grip and it's importance in recoil control and accuracy. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Brownell's is releasing a Retro line of firearms offering modern quality with classic features and looks. Mia shares her interview from the Brownell's booth at the NRA Annual Meeting. Clinging to God and Guns  Brandon W. Peach, writing at Relevant Magazine, thinks we are not having a conversation about gun violence because pastors are afraid to discuss the issue because of the polarizing debate about gun rights. He thinks churches should move from discussions to action. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 120 - Scapegoating and School Shootings
In this week's episode we talk about scapegoating and how not to do it, and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the Santa Fe (TX) school shooting and seven things we can to do make mass shootings less likely. Sgt. Bill shares a rant about the ridiculous prices for rusty CMP 1911s, Mia has an interview with Project Appleseed from the NRA Annual Meetings, and we give you a sneak peek at our monthly hangout with Aaron Israel. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Project Appleseed Civilian Marksmanship Program – 1911 Information Patheos.com – Swimming through the Flood – Guns, Violence, and US Politics Commentary This week's shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas destroyed cliches on both sides of the gun debate. Lloyd shares seven ideas that are worth discussing. What are your thoughts? Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill The Civilian Marksmanship Program will soon begin offering military surplus 1911 pistols to the public, but the prices have Sgt. Bill steamed. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense In a snippit from this month's Reformation Gun Club hangout, we talk about how Aaron Israel's training philosophy has changed in the years since he started teaching. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares an interview from the Project Appleseed booth at the NRA Annual Meetings. Clinging to God and Guns  Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review an a sermon from from a UCC pastor published at Patheos.com, which suggests that we need to stop scapegoating if we want to solve our gun violence problem…but then promptly scapegoats the evil AR-15. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 118 - The Second Amendment And Idolatry
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a news story about a billboard campaign by the North Carolina Council of Churches which suggests you are idolizing your guns if you think owning guns for self-defense will keep you safe. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest News & Observer – The 2nd Commandment outweighs the 2nd Amendment, thousands of NC churches say NC Council of Churches – Council Posts Billboard about Gun Violence NC Council of Churches – The Second Commandment Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron Israel shares his thoughts on the recent shooting at Waffle House. Clinging to God and Guns  Thanks to a listener for submitting a news story to us from the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer. The North Carolina Council of Churches has started a billboard campaign that says “You Shall Not Make for yourself an Idol,” suggesting that you are an idol worshiper if you have guns for self-protection. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill will be back with us next week. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia Anstine will be back with us next week. Prayer of the Week O God our Father, from whom all good things do come, grant to us, Your humble servants, that by Your holy inspiration we may think those things that be right and by Your merciful guiding may perform them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, 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 117 - Never Call Police? What Could Go Wrong?
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd returns after surgery and joins Pastor Bennett to review a news story from a listener about a group of churches that are “divesting” from police services by pledging never to call police, even in cases of violent crime. Sgt. Bill has an after-action report on the two-day Ben Stoeger class he just finished, and Mia discusses the importance of getting involved with and supporting the pro-freedom organizations in your state. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest MSN – Churches make a drastic pledge in the name of social justice: To stop calling the police Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill On his way to the Texas State IDPA Championship, Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts on the two days he spent learning from IPSC World Champion Ben Stoeger. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine With NRAAM coming up and gun rights battles raging in every state, Mia talks about the need for all of us to get involved and to support pro-freedom organizations at the state and national levels. Clinging to God and Guns  A group of Protestant and Unitarian churches has decided that police departments are so corrupt, racist, and unfair that they refuse to call them anymore, even in cases of vandalism or violent crime. They claim it is their Christian duty to “divest” themselves of police protection and to call for the abolition of police departments nationally. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron Israel is recovering after Baker Mayfield was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He will be back with us next week. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 116 - Since When Did Jesus Get Connected To Guns?
Pastor Bennett is our first-ever guest host as Lloyd recovers from surgery. Lloyd dissects an article from a website called The Stream, Sgt. Bill shares his impressions of the new Gen 5 Glocks, Aaron has a self-defense tip about teaching to the test, and Mia warns about the dangers of the 12-20 split as she preps for turkey season. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Suggested Reading The Stream – Since When Did Jesus Get Connected to Guns? Special Thanks Thank you to Pastor John Bennett for filling in as our guest host as Lloyd recovers from surgery. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Standardized testing is a joke, in schools and in your firearms training. Aaron warns about the dangers of training to the test. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares his initial impressions of his new Gen 5 Glock 19 pistol. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Hunting with multiple shotgun calibers can lead to disaster if you don't pay attention. Mia warns about the dreaded 12-20 split. Clinging to God and Guns  In a solo segment recorded before his surgery, Lloyd analyzes an article from a website called The Stream, which wonders how guns and Christianity became so intertwined in American culture. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 114 - Roosting Chickens and School Shootings
Recovering from Holy Week and my daughter's sleepover party, Armed Lutheran Radio is running short staff. Aaron Israel has a self-defense tip, Lloyd share's thoughts about a new movie coming in June and the hypocrisy of the anti-gun Left, and is again on his own in Clinging to God & Guns, looking at an anti-American rant from a “clumsy” Christian who claims that America is getting what it deserves because it's such an awful place, and that Rev. Jeremiah Wright predicted our school shooting “epidemic” when he said our chickens had come home to roost. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Red Letter Christians – The School Shooting Epidemic: America’s Chickens Have Come Home To Roost YouTube – Upgrade (Red Band Trailer) Fundamental Defense – Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting – May 5 Fundamental Defense – Intuitive Defensive Shooting – May 18-19 Fundamental Defense – Advanced Pistol Handling – May 20 Commentary: Lloyd shares thoughts about the trailer for the upcoming movie “Upgrade” and the hypocrisy of the Left. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron has a talks about how important your attitude is when carrying a defensive firearm and why you have to keep your ego in check. Clinging to God and Guns  Pastor Bennett is recovering from Holy Week so Lloyd is going it solo this week, taking on a nasty anti-American article from Red Letter Christians which blames school shootings on the evils of America, calls America a terrorist nation, and claims that Rev. Jeremiah Wright (of “God d**n America” fame) predicted our “epidemic” of school shootings when he said our chickens had come home to roost. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill will be back with us next week. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia Anstine will be back with us next week. Prayer of the Week Almighty and merciful God, as You have brought us to celebrate the festival of the Lord's resurrection, cause us by Your grace to bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conduct; 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 113 - Willful Ignorance and Irrational Fear
He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter! In this week's episode we talk about ignorance and fear and how it affects the current gun rights debate, we look at an article by a female pastor who decided to allow her irrational fear of guns and school shootings to affect her inquisitive five-year-old, and we have tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel, and Mia Anstine. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Red Letter Christians – #EnoughIsEnough: My 5-Year-Old is Afraid Commentary We're told that the kids leading the “March for Our Lives” have important opinions that need to be heard. Truth is that their opinions, like those of every other gun-banner are uninformed and based on irrational fear. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia talks about the fear that is driving the push for gun control and how we can counter it with facts and reason. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense This week Aaron shares a tip about what you should keep on your night stand. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill has a tip about hunting? Hunting for your sights, that is. Clinging to God and Guns  Lloyd is holding down the fort by himself this week, examining an article by a female pastor who opens up a proverbial can of worms with her inquisitive five-year-old. Rather than sharing the comfort of the Gospel she claims to preach, she decides to allow her irrational fear to cause her son to panic. Prayer of the Week We implore you, Almighty and merciful God, cause us who celebrate Your Pascal Feast, kindled with heavenly desires, ever to thirst for the Fountain of Life, Jesus Christ; 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 112 - Holy Week, Heretics, and Jesus in Your Head
It's Holy week and Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are tackling a mean-spirited heretic who compares Scripture to the Jesus in his head and all he can see is evil, conservative, white, male, privilege and power. Plus tips from Aaron, Mia, and Sgt. Bill. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest ITS Tactical – Roof Topping: Lessons in Social Engineering from a Clandestine Photographer Christian Post – Dear Conservative Evangelicals, I Have a Question Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill has tips to make your mags easier to insert, eject and to get them out of your mag pouches. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron discusses an article about how easy it is to bypass security. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia discusses teaching children about gun safety. Clinging to God and Guns Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect an article from an “LGBTQ-affirming pastor” who hates Trump and Evangelical Christians. And guns. Prayer of the Week Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both be guided by His patience in this life and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, 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.
ALR Episode 111 - Not Enough God? Not Enough Guns?
In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a pro-gun article that tries to make the case that God doesn't prevent school shootings because we don't have prayer or guns in our schools. Plus some listener emails, and tips from Sgt. Bill, Mia, and Aaron. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest American Family Association – Why School Shootings: Not Enough God, Not Enough Guns Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares his personal experience with tactical lights and gun-mounted lights and answers the question: how many lumens is enough? How many is too much? Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron shares tips for improving your grip for better recoil control. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares her thoughts about a new carry option her husband purchased. Clinging to God and Guns Why the increase in school shootings in the past five decades? While most of us would agree that something has changed for the worst in society, Ryan Fischer at the American Family Association has an answer. It's because God isn't around to protect our kids because they can't pray in school. Prayer of the Week We implore You, almighty God, merciful Father, look upon Your people that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; 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.
Episode 110 - In The World But Not Of The World
Back from a week of medical convalescence, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are perplexed by an article from Patheos.com that tries to explain the Parkland shooting by delving into the idea of “mediated violence” and how as Christians we should be “in the world, but not of the world.” Plus tips from Aaron and Sgt. Bill. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Patheos.com – In the World, Not of the World: Some Initial Reflections After Yet Another Shooting Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill talks about the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to work your trigger: Pin & Reset vs. Trigger Sweep. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense Aaron shares his thoughts on the use of standards as part of your training routine. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia could not join us this week. Clinging to God and Guns Searching for something to say about the Parkland Shooting, author Matthew DiStephano decides to opine about what it means to be “in the world” but not “of the world.” It's a confusing piece and hilarity ensues as Lloyd and Pastor Bennett struggle to make sense of it. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 109 - Thoughts on the Parkland School Shooting
Lloyd shares two thoughts on how Psalm 146 and Ash Wednesday relate to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned from a disqualification at his first sanctioned USPSA match. Mia shares a story of the dangers of being a good Samaritan. Aaron Israel shares some lessons we can learn from a Texas road rage incident. And Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Daily Wire – BREAKING: CNN Reports FOUR Broward County Deputies Waited Outside School As Children Were Massacred Time – Broward Sheriff Deputy Resigns After Video Shows He Avoided School Shooting Sun Sentinel.com – Sheriff's hiring of political supporters under fire Hymnary.org – Savior, When in Dust to Thee [LSV 419] Commentary: Psalm 146 “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When this breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.” Psalm 146 cautions us to be careful in whom we place our trust. We place our trust in government, in schools, in police, to keep our kids safe. In every way imaginable, they fail us. Commentary: Ash Wednesday Few in the media noticed or commented on the fact that the Parkland shooting took place on Ash Wednesday. A day when we are reminded of our mortality. We are but dust, and to dust we shall return. Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill drove to Houston for his first sanctioned USPSA match and was disqualified after three stages. He shares the lessons he learned about how to avoid doing it yourself. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense A Travis County, Texas road rage incident serves as the basis for today's self-defense tip. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia shares a personal friend's horrifying Good Samaritan story gone wrong and asks “what would you do?” Clinging to God and Guns Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails about specific Bible verses and how they relate the the gun-rights debate. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Episode 108 - 10 Things Rob Schenck Gets Wrong About Christians and Guns
As Pastor Bennett prepares for the start of Lent, Lloyd takes on Rev. Rob Schenck and another article filled with bad application of Scripture, lack of context and complete nonsense. Plus tips for getting started in competitive shooting from Sgt. Bill, a gun safety story from Mia, and tips for surviving a THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY COOK'S HOLSTERS. AMERICAN MADE CUSTOM HOLSTERS WITH A 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. www.CooksHolsters.com Links of Interest Sword of the Spirit Ministry – Ten Things I Believe About Christians and Guns Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill shares tips for getting started in IDPA and USPSA. Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, Aaron provides tips for surviving an active shooter attack. Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Familiarity breeds contempt, they say, and Mia shares an example Clinging to God and Guns Rev. Rob Schenck like to say he's a gun guy who has seen the light. But he's just another gun banner who wraps his arguments in Scripture. Scripture misinterpreted, twisted, and taken out of context. In today's article he presents ten reasons why he thinks Christians should not own guns. 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. Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.
Mid-Week Meditation #18 - Why Don't We Protect our Schools?
Lloyd shares his thoughts on the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and why protecting our kids isn't a priority in Congress. So, this week, we saw another school shooting. this time in Parkland, Florida, about 50 miles north of Miami. A disturbed 19-yr-old, who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, was not allowed on campus with a backpack because of concerns, had a history of mental illness, who was apparently angry about being bullied, and who flew massive red flags on social media took a rifle and lots of magazines to his old school, pulled the fire alarms to get everyone out into the halls, and began opening fire. He killed 17, and wounded another 15 in the 15 minutes it took police to respond. In the end, he was too big a coward to eat a bullet himself, and was arrested without being injured himself. At age 19, the shooter was prohibited from owning a handgun. Unlike Trayvon martin, who posed with real guns he was not allowed to own, this week’s shooter posed with airsoft and pellet guns. But, in one photo which he captioned his “arsenal”, he did have two shotguns, two hunting rifles, and an AR-15 pattern rifle. Where he acquired his rifles, we do not yet know. The minimum age to purchase or possess a long gun in Florida is 18. Students at his former school say they all knew he was a time bomb. That they all saw it coming. He was angry. He was weird. He was always getting into trouble. Ultimately, he was expelled and staff was warned not to allow him on campus with a backpack. So, the school saw it coming, too. It’s not legal to open carry in Florida. Yet he did openly carry the rifle to the school. It’s illegal to carry a firearm onto school property. And yet he did. It’s not legal to shoot people unless it’s an act of self-defense. He did that as well. Chelsea handler and other leftist harpies immediately blamed the NRA. Which shows you what a moronic broken record the left has become when it comes to violence in America. The Left has their mantras. Background checks. Gun bans. Magazine capacity bans. Blame the NRA. All of it bullshit. But the Right has their own mantras, as well. It’s a mental health issue. You can’t legislate evil. Good guys with guns. Background checks are an infringement of muh rights. Much of the right’s favorite catch-phrases are bullshit too. In this case, it was a mental health issue. As was the case in aurora, Tucson, and Newtown. But in all those cases, like this one, the killers were not in the system. Not because the system failed. But because there was no reason for them to be there. You must be committed to a mental institution, or be a felon, or a domestic abuser or have a protective order against you to be denied your 2A rights. None of those applied to the shooter this week. He had apparently seen a mental health therapist, but had never been adjudicated mentally ill or committed to a mental institution. So, how do we stop it? What could have stopped this? Ignore the idiotic ideas on the left about bans and background checks. Like the killers at columbine, this kid was apparently bullied. combined with mental illness, and the recent death of his mother, the fuse for this kid was lit. and it was short. At what point could this have been stopped? The fact is, criminal record or mental illness or none, someone evil enough to consider killing their former classmates at school will find a way to do it. At one of the schools in a system where my wife once worked, a student was found to be plotting a mass-casualty attack. The most detailed plan local law enforcement had ever seen. It didn’t involve knives, or guns. it involved blocking the school’s exits and releasing an airborne toxin, a gas made from household chemicals, fed into the school’s air handling systems. This disturbed student didn’t plan to shoot up the school. That student planned to exterminate every person on the campus like the gas chambers at Auschwitz. She didn’t need a gun. You heard me right…she didn’t need a gun. Her sick plan did not include one. Fortunately, someone discovered her plan and reported it to authorities. Evil will find a way. But our answer can’t stop there. It can’t be to throw up our hands and say, “you can’t legislate evil,” or “we live in a wicked world.” Those things are true. evil exists and it will find a way. The sin in the heart of man is the reason men and women do such terrible things to each other. So, what do we do? Taking away guns from people who do not abuse their rights is not the answer. Killers steal, make and find weapons whether you ban them or not. Magazine capacity bans? The shooter had “countless magazines” according to the local sheriff. Although they have counted them so it’s not like he had a bag of holding from D&D with a warehouse full of mags inside. But clearly, he had a bunch. Like the shooter at VA tech or the one at Sutherland springs. Since he had time to reload multiple times, it doesn’t matter. So, again, what can we do? The sad truth is that acts of evil cannot be prevented. And in this sick society we have created, it should not be surprising. It should be expected. No, children should never feel unsafe in an American school. or any school for that matter. but from Beslan, to Bath Township, to Columbine, to Monash University, to Kauhajoki, Finland, or Emsdetten, Germany, or Dunblane, Scotland, children have been killed in the places they should have been safe. at school. Why? because schools are easy targets for mass killers. There are never armed citizens, thanks to the gun free school zones act. There’s almost never an armed guard or resource officer. The targets, students and teachers, have limited ability to escape. The hallways make it easy to funnel targets into fields of fire. And police will not arrive in time to prevent you from killing lots of people. At this Florida school, it was 15 minutes. By that time, the shooter killed 17, wounded 15, then blended in with his intended victims as they were evacuating. What law would stop this evil? Nothing. You could raise the minimum age to purchase a long gun to 21. Except for members of the military or law enforcement who are under 21, I have no problem with this. But more importantly, we could secure our schools. How did this guy get into the school? Were exterior doors locked? If the school told staff to prevent him from coming on campus, how were they supposed to do that? What plans or precautions were in place to prevent him, or anyone else, from coming into that school with a weapon? He was wearing a gas mask, so maybe they didn’t realize it was him. According to the national center for education statistics, there are over 98,000 public schools in the united states, elementary and secondary schools. NCES stats for 2015-2016 show that 69% of schools had at least one violent incident on campus. 15% had at least one serious violent incident – rape, sexual assault, physical attacks or fights with weapons. 8% reported threats of physical attacks with weapons. But despite those threats, just 72% of public schools has full or part time security on campus at least once a week. not every day. once a week. You may think, hey 72% is higher than I thought. That sounds high, right? Only 52% are sworn law enforcement. And of those, close to 20% are not armed. Only 43% of carry a firearm. Only 48% are full time. This means that over 23,000 schools don’t even have a part time, unarmed security guard. After the Newtown massacre in 2012, the NRA proposed a solution called national school shield. Because the idea didn’t involve gun control and it was proposed by the eeeevil NRA, it was lampooned and ignored. In the six years since, what have we done? Not much. During that time, we have had numerous school shootings and the democrats continue to tilt at windmills, hoping just one more tragedy will move public opinion on gun control. the politics are the important thing. not your kids. School Shield trained its first school three years after Newtown and has apparently done nothing since. either the program is dead, or it was never serious and was just a publicity stunt to divert attention from the gun control debate. From what I can see, it just withered on the vine. There’s no indication, aside from a video and a place to donate money, that the program is even active anymore. My guess is that nobody, not even the NRA, took it seriously. If you want to save lives, we need to secure our schools. Hiring 98,000 officers at let’s say 35000 per year would be a 3.4 billion dollar a year program. That’s a lot of money, I can hear you say. Well, consider that federal agencies waste over 100 billion a year in erroneous tax refunds, Medicare payments and unemployment benefits to people who have jobs. The us government spends nearly 7 million dollars every minute. The department of veteran’s affairs spends nearly 200 million a year on buildings they don’t use. We spent 2 million dollars apiece to train 145 moderate Syrian rebels during the Obama admin. The DOD spent 2 million to develop robots that can play jazz. With the money we wasted on the F-35 joint strike fighter, we could have funded armed schools resource officers for every school in America for 130,000 years. The point is, we would rather waste money on studying world of Warcraft, or cow farts, or studying male prostitutes in Vietnam, or genital washing programs in South Africa or to help Pakistani mango farmers…than we would to protect our children. Because if we protected our kids, where would Democrats get the dead kids they need to push for gun control?
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Episode 151 - The Best of 2018

Episode 151 - The Best of 2018