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Armed Lutheran Radio

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Armed Lutheran Radio is a podcast about guns, hunting, competitive shooting, self-defense and what God's Word says about the issues surrounding gun rights and gun ownership.

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Episode 224 - Suffering, Fake News, Father's Day, and Reloading on the Move

June 21st, 2020


On this week's variety show Lloyd gives an update on changes to the show in the future and comments on the notion that God won't put more on your …

Episode 223 - We've Got Mail

June 7th, 2020


Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig into the mailbag to answer listener emails about gun ownership and confirmation bias, the meaning of Exodus 22's "thief in the night" verses, God's wrath, and guns we just can't part with.

Episode 222 - Fifth Sunday Special with Kevin Jaeger

May 31st, 2020


Lloyd visits with special guest Kevin Jaeger, co-host of the Survival and Basic Badass Podcast to discuss prepping, podcasting, and pandemics.

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Episode 221 - Okay, Karen

May 24th, 2020


Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig back into the mailbag to answer an email from a listener who was critical of Lloyd's commentary in episode 220.

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Episode 220 - Sig P365, M&Ms and the War to End All Wars

May 17th, 2020


On this week's variety show Mia reviews one of her carry guns: the Sig P365, Sgt. Bill talks about the "M & Ms" of competitive shooting: Misses and Mistakes, and Lloyd comments on the parallels between the …

Episode 219 - Listener Mail

May 10th, 2020


Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig into the mailbag to answer listener emails about the Biblical view of tyrannicide, the "new normal," gun storage laws, …

Episode 218 - The Three Ps, Carry at Home and Romans 13

May 3rd, 2020


On this week's variety show Lloyd comments on the plans to re-open the country, Mia talks about the importance of carrying at home, Sgt. Bill talks …

Episode 217 - Coronapalooza, Part 3

April 26th, 2020


So much has changed since Lloyd and Pastor Bennett reviewed the various government responses to COVID-19 back in episodes 212 and 213, we thought it …

Episode 216 - Stay at Home or Else

April 19th, 2020


On this week's variety show Lloyd comments on the contradictory responses to the pandemic, Mia shares info about hunting opportunities during the pandemic, Sgt. Bill is talking about how he's trying to stay prepared for …

Episode 215 - Devil in the Details

April 12th, 2020


Lloyd discusses the parallels between the gun control movement and the national response to COVID-19 and the ways that numbers are manipulated to …

Episode 214 - COVID Thoughts

April 5th, 2020


On this week's variety show, Lloyd, Mia, Sgt. Bill and Pastor Bennett share an inside look at their lives during the coronavirus lockdown and ideas for how you can make effective use of your time while you're enduring …

Episode 213 - Coronapalooza, Part 2

March 29th, 2020


As the nation struggles on through the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett continue their discussion on how we, as Christians, evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great …

Episode 212 - Coronapalooza, Part 1

March 22nd, 2020


As the nation grinds to a halt as a result of the various government responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett consider how do …

Episode 211 - Coronapocalypse

March 15th, 2020


On this week's variety show, Lloyd shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, Mia shares her thoughts about an abortion court case and hunters …

Episode 210 - Persecution

March 8th, 2020


Persecution is mentioned over 70 times in the Bible. Many anti-gun Christians argue that since the Bible calls on us to suffer persecution and to …

Episode 209 - Reloading, Human Trafficking, and Online Predators

March 2nd, 2020


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

Episode 208 - Gun Owners and "Gun Safety"

February 24th, 2020


We're getting back to our roots in today's Clinging to God & Guns show as Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect and debunk an article from Written after the El Paso and Dayton shootings in the fall of 2019. …

Episode 207 - Reloading, Voting, and the DC Project

February 17th, 2020


On today's variety show, Sgt. Bill talks about reloading and the add-ons for your Dillon reloading press that you must have, might like, and should …

Episode 206 - Boycotts & the 8th Commandment

February 10th, 2020


How, as Christian gun owners, should we consider claims that certain companies are enemies of the 2nd Amendment? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a …

Episode 205 - SHOT Show, Gear, and Masculinity

February 3rd, 2020


On today's long overdue variety show, Mia is back from SHOT Show with a report on some of the cool gear she found. In light of all the new stuff at …

Episode 204 - Crime and the 10 Commandments

January 20th, 2020


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

Episode 203 - Happy New Year

January 13th, 2020


In the first variety show of 2020 the gang's all here. Lloyd opines about resolutions, Pastor Bennett talks about contentment, Mia is shares ideas …

Episode 202 - The Real Story of Christmas

December 25th, 2019


In this special Christmas tradition, the cast, family, and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio present the real story of Christmas. Featuring the vocal talents of Sgts. Bill and Kat Silvia, Pastor John Bennett, Aaron and …

Episode 201 - They Saw the Same Star Rising

December 24th, 2019


A Christmas message based on the account of author Henry Williamson of the Christmas Truce on the Ypres salient in 1914. Williamson's account, published in the London Daily Express in 1937, reminds us that even during …

Episode 200 Extravaganza!

December 23rd, 2019


Our 200th episode, recorded live with members of the Reformation Gun Club. Lloyd, Sgt. Bill, Mia, and Pastor Bennett look back at the past four years and are joined by special guests Bob Mayne (Handgun World podcast), …

Episode 199 - A Show About Nothing

December 16th, 2019


In this final Clinging to God & Guns show of the year, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett talk about everything and nothing. A look back at past shows, a …

Episode 198 - Time, Preparation, and a Rant

December 9th, 2019


In the final variety show of 2019, Mia reflects on the importance of spending time with loved ones, Sgt. Bill shares tips for preparing for a new shooting season now that the current one is over, and Pastor Bennett …

Episode 197 - It's Not Yet Christmas

December 2nd, 2019


In today's episode, Lloyd talks about the overlooked season of Advent and what we are really looking forward to as Christmas draws near.

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Episode 196 - Fourth Annual Christmas Gift List Show

November 25th, 2019


On today's variety show it's our Fourth Annual Christmas Gift List episode, just in time for Black Friday shopping. Mia and Lloyd share gift ideas, Sgt. Bill shares some personal wish list ideas, and Pastor Bennett …

Episode 195 - The Rise in Anti-Semitism

November 18th, 2019


The week is our Clinging to God & Guns Show and we are talking about the recent rise in anti-semitism and how we should think and respond as both …

Episode 194 - High Altitude, World Champs, and Isaiah 49

November 11th, 2019


On today's variety show Mia has tips to help you avoid, recognize and deal with altitude sickness when hunting at high altitudes. Sgt. Bill has a rant about his experience at the IDPA World Championship, and Pastor …

Episode 193 - God's Promise of Protection

November 3rd, 2019


The week is our Clinging to God & Guns Show inspired by the lessons learned in Lloyd's daughter's confirmation class. We confess in the first article of the Apostle's Creed that God protects and defends us from harm …

Episode 192 - Elk Hunting, Reloads, and Guest Pastors

October 28th, 2019


Lloyd is under the weather so Pastor Bennett hosts this special variety show. We bring you Elk hunting tips from Mia, tips for improving your slide-lock reloads from Sgt. Bill, plus content from guest pastors Gaven Mize …

Episode 191 - Shoot into Position, Make a Difference, and Bear One Another in Love

October 20th, 2019


On today's variety show we have a new pontification from Pastor Bennett following up on his sermon from last week and the tragic murder of a Lutheran …

Episode 190 - Defending the Flock

October 13th, 2019


The week is our Clinging to God & Guns Show and Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the role of the pastor in protecting his flock in response to …

Episode 189 - Forgiveness, the NRA, and Shooting Faster

October 6th, 2019


On today's variety show we have a new pontification from Pastor Bennett following the conviction of former Dallas PD officer Amber Guyer, Mia Anstine …

Episode 188 - When they Come for Your Kids

September 29th, 2019


This is our Fifth Sunday Special…or it was supposed to be. Our special guest could not join us so Lloyd discusses Greta Thunberg and the use of …

Episode 187 - Bring your Wife, Shoot Sooner, and Win the Debate

September 22nd, 2019


On today's variety show we have tips from the cast. Pastor John Bennett discusses changing hearts and minds in the gun debate, Sgt. Bill Silvia has tips for shooting sooner (not faster), and we're going back to a …

Episode 186 - Competitive Shooting and the Third Commandment

September 15th, 2019


In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss a topic suggested by Reformation Gun Club member Jackie about the Third Commandment and …

Episode 185 - Context, Practice, and Ricochets

September 8th, 2019


In this week's variety show Mia Anstine talks about gun safety and the dangers of ricochets, Sgt. Bill Silvia shares more tips from his preparations for the upcoming 2019 IDPA World Championship, and Pastor Bennett …

Episode 184 - Imitating a Non-Violent Savior

September 1st, 2019


This week we are playing "Stump the Pastor - Long Form Edition." Lloyd shares excerpts from, and Pastor Bennett responds to, an article by an Army …

Episode 183 - Say Something, the DC Project, and World Champs

August 25th, 2019


This week Lloyd shares thoughts on ways we can stop mass shootings without changing our laws, Mia reports on her DC Project experience, and Sgt. Bill is prepping for the 2019 IDPA World Championship.

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Episode 182 - God's Too Busy Playing Skee-Ball

August 18th, 2019


In this episode Lloyd and Pastor Bennett tackle an article by a former "minister" who sarcastically wonders why God hasn't done anything to stop gun …

Episode 181 - Red Flags Everywhere

August 11th, 2019


This week is our variety show, with tips from Mia, Sgt. Bill and Pastor Bennett. And, as you can tell from the title of today’s show, we’re talking …

Episode 180 - The Minister of Gun Violence Prevention

August 4th, 2019


In this week's show Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are fisking an article from the Presbyterian Church USA (PC-USA) about the ordination of a new "Minister …

Episode 179 - Pinatas and Gear and Bears, Oh My!

July 28th, 2019


This week Pastor Bennett comments on a disturbing story out of Chicago where kids were encouraged to whack a Pinata shaped like an ICE agent at a party sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce. We go back to the …

Episode 178 - A Fire and a Funeral

July 21st, 2019


In this week's show Lloyd comments on practical and moral lessons from a deadly arson  in Japan and discusses how the funeral of Baby Monica in …

Episode 177 - Sweat, Stress and the Seven Deadly Sins

July 14th, 2019


The gang's all here again after a couple busy weeks away! Mia has tips for dealing with stress when shooting, Sgt. Bill has been shooting in hot the Texas Summer and has tips for how to prepare and deal with the heat, …

Episode 176 - Stump the Pastor with Gaven Mize

July 7th, 2019


This week, with the cast on vacation, we are playing Gun Ban Theology (better known as "Stump the Pastor") with our guest, Pastor Gaven Mize from …

Episode 175 - Fifth Sunday Special With Yehuda Remer

June 30th, 2019


In our second "Fifth Sunday Special" we are joined by special guest Yehuda Remer, the "Pew Pew Jew." Yehuda is the author of the Safety On series of children's books and he joins us to discuss his latest book, "27 …

Episode 174 - Speed Mode, Mentors, and a Salute to Service

June 23rd, 2019


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show posted from the McDonalds in Fredericktown, Missouri. Lloyd is on the road at the Illinois State IDPA Championship, Mia encourages you to become a mentor to a …

Episode 173 - Preaching to Florida Man

June 16th, 2019


Today Lloyd and Pastor Bennett play another round of "Crime and the 10 Commandments," reviewing some interesting crime news for how the Ten …

Episode 172 - What's Special about Father's Day?

June 9th, 2019


It's the week before Father's Day and we're back after a couple of weeks away. Lloyd shares thoughts on the importance of fathers and why father's day matters. Mia has gift ideas for your Dad and Sgt. Bill has tips for …

Episode 171 - Police Week and Listener Questions

May 19th, 2019


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show. Mia answers a listener question about concealed carry for women, Pastor Bennett talks …

Episode 170 - Life, Crime and the 10 Commandments

May 12th, 2019


Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss recent crime stories from Dallas and Milwaukee which leads to a discussion of the importance of life from womb to the tomb.

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Episode 169 - Social Media, Shooting Tips, the NRA, and the Will to Fight

May 5th, 2019


In this week's variety show, we have shooting tips from Sgt. Bill, a report from NRA Annual Meetings from Mia, a rant about social media from Pastor Bennett, and thoughts on the UNC Charlotte shooting from Lloyd.

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Episode 168 - The Easter Bombings

April 28th, 2019


In this week's Clinging to God & Guns show, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the terrorist attacks on tourists and "Easter Worshippers" in Sri Lanka and offer a Biblical perspective on sin, evil, suffering and the …

Episode 167 - Ride-share, Holsters, and Holy Week

April 21st, 2019


This week we celebrate Easter with a new variety show. We bring you thoughts on Easter from Pastor Bennett, commentary on suffering from Lloyd, a …

Episode 166 - Tertullian and Christian Pacifism

April 14th, 2019


Over The Years Pastor Bennett And I Have Rebutted Quite A Few Arguments Made By Anti-Gun Christians, Many Of Whom Point To The Words Of The Early …

Episode 165 - Accuracy, the 10 Commandments, and a Rant

April 7th, 2019


In this week's episode it's our bi-monthly variety show with tips from Sgt. Bill, a pontification from Pastor Bennett and a rant about the Eighth Commandment and the term "anti-gun."

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Episode 164 - Fifth Sunday Special with Amanda Suffecool

March 31st, 2019


In this first "Fifth Sunday Special" for 2019, we are joined by special guest Amanda Suffecool, co-host and producer of Eye On the Target Radio. We …

Episode 163 - Stump the Pastor

March 24th, 2019


This week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're playing a new round of Gun Ban Theology, better known as "Stump the Pastor." Lloyd reads three …

Episode 162 - Earplugs, Magwells, and the Decline of Western Culture

March 17th, 2019


On this week's variety show, Mia reviews Decibullz hearing protection (and Turkey season), Sgt. Bill is talking magwells and how to focus on …

Episode 161 - More Crime and the 10 Commandments

March 10th, 2019


In today's episode we are playing more "Crime and the 10 Commandments." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a couple of interesting crime stories and discuss Castle Doctrine, forgiveness, and the Ten Commandments.

Episode 160 - Ash Wednesday, Gun Safety, and Bad Laws

March 4th, 2019


This week is another variety show with a training tip about gun safety from Sgt. Bill Silvia, Mia Anstine's thoughts on the new, Draconian …

Episode 159 - Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates

February 25th, 2019


The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse …

Episode 158 - Conscience, Patches and Practice

February 18th, 2019


It's our variety show week and Sgt. Bill has a tip for focusing your practice, Mia shares another great product from SHOT Show, and Pastor Bennett responds to a listener email.

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Episode 157 - Praying the 10 Commandments

February 11th, 2019


In this week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're talking about praying the 10 Commandments and how considering the Commandments when you're making big decisions can help you avoid major mistakes.

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Episode 156 - Steel, Shotguns and the Sanctity of Life

February 4th, 2019


It's our variety show week and Sgt. Bill shares tips for shooting steel targets, Mia reports on some really cool shotguns she saw at the 2019 SHOT …

Episode 155 - Gun Ban Theology

January 28th, 2019


In this week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're doing a little Bible study called Gun Ban Theology. Lloyd reads anti-gun arguments from …

Episode 154 - Hunting, Off-Season Prep, and Pontifications

January 21st, 2019


It's our variety show week and we have another great hunting tip from Mia, tips on offseason prep from Sgt. Bill, Lloyd's thoughts on the latest ad from Gilette, and Pastor Bennett is answering a listener email.

Episode 153 - Crime and the 10 Commandments

January 14th, 2019


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.

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Episode 152 - Kicking off 2019

January 7th, 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 …

Episode 151 - The Best of 2018

December 31st, 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.


Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas

December 24th, 2018


This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas.


Episode 149 - Best of 2017

December 17th, 2018


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.


Episode 148 - The Best of 2016

December 10th, 2018


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 …

Episode 147 - Christmas Gift List Episode

December 3rd, 2018


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 …

Episode 146 - Rejecting The Cross

November 26th, 2018


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 …

Episode 145 - Our Culture of Death

November 19th, 2018


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 …

Episode 144 - Sojourners, Travellers, and Migrants

November 12th, 2018


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 …

Episode 143 - Reformation Gun Club Sampler

November 5th, 2018


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 …

Episode 142 - The State Of American Christianity

October 28th, 2018


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 …

Episode 141 - Facing Persecution

October 21st, 2018


We've talked about the Christian view of home defense in Episode 85, but now, with violence rising against those with conservative political and …

Episode 140 - When Your Spouse Hates Guns

October 14th, 2018


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 …

Episode 139 - Living with Fear and Guns

September 30th, 2018


Fear is a powerful emotion. Progressive Christians employ fear in two very contradictory ways to push their anti-gun agenda. We gun-owners should …

Episode 138 - Government and Gun Control Revisited

September 23rd, 2018


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 …

Episode 137 - Farewell to Aaron Israel

September 16th, 2018


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 …

Episode 136 - Brett Grayson from Tactical Pay Radio

September 9th, 2018


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 …

Episode 135 - Brian Duff of Mind4Survival

September 2nd, 2018


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 …

Episode 134 - Christians, Gun Control and Government

August 26th, 2018


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 …

Episode 133 - Matt Disher from American Guns

August 19th, 2018


This week Lloyd is joined by special guest Matt Disher, confessional Lutheran and host of the American Guns podcast to discuss his show, his …

Episode 132 - The NRA's Theology

August 12th, 2018


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 …

Episode 131 - Danny & Cheryl Todd

August 5th, 2018


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. …

Episode 130 - M is for Marcionism

July 29th, 2018


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 …

Episode 129 - Remso Martinez

July 22nd, 2018


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.


Episode 128 - My Gun is Not a Barrier to the Gospel

July 15th, 2018


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.


Episode 127 - Gun Confiscation is the Promised Land

July 8th, 2018


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 …

Episode 126 - Where (Social) Justice and Peace Kiss

July 1st, 2018


In March of 2018, progressive clergy held an interfaith press conference held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon, led by Augustana's …

Episode 125 - Micah and the Methodists

June 24th, 2018


In this special episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review the 2016 Resolution on Gun Violence from the United Methodist Church and it's twisted …

Episode 124 - Happy Father's Day

June 17th, 2018


Today on Armed Lutheran Radio we celebrate masculinity. Despite the lies of the Left, the guidance and leadership of fathers is important in the …

Episode 123 - Not What The Bible Says About School Shootings

June 10th, 2018


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 …

Episode 122 - Accountability, Creeps, and Listener Mail

June 3rd, 2018


We have an eclectic show for you this week. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett could not get together for Clinging to God & Guns so Lloyd riffs on …

Episode 121 - Teenagers, Tantrums, and Terrible Theology

May 28th, 2018


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 …

Episode 120 - Scapegoating and School Shootings

May 20th, 2018


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 …

Episode 119 - NRAAM 2018 Wrap-Up

May 15th, 2018


Four of the Armed Lutheran Radio crew went to the 147th NRA Annual Meetings (NRAAM) in Dallas last week and today we share some interviews with the …

Episode 118 - The Second Amendment And Idolatry

May 8th, 2018


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 …

Episode 117 - Never Call Police? What Could Go Wrong?

April 29th, 2018


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 …

Mid-Week Meditation #21 - The Good Shepherd

April 26th, 2018


Lloyd responds to a listener's review, using the Parable of the Good Shepherd.


Episode 116 - Since When Did Jesus Get Connected To Guns?

April 22nd, 2018


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 …

Episode 115 - The Hippie Homily from Hell

April 15th, 2018


Well, we did it. We found the worst sermon in the world. We thought we had found it back in Episode 88, but we were wrong. In this hideous homily, the “pastor” turns Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem into a …

Episode 114 - Roosting Chickens and School Shootings

April 8th, 2018


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 …

Episode 113 - Willful Ignorance and Irrational Fear

April 1st, 2018


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 …

Mid-Week Meditation #20 - The March for Our Lives

March 29th, 2018


Lloyd compares the sham that is the "March for Our Lives" to the Children's Crusades of the 13th Century.  

Episode 112 - Holy Week, Heretics, and Jesus in Your Head

March 25th, 2018


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 …

Episode 111 - Not Enough God? Not Enough Guns?

March 18th, 2018


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 …

Mid-Week Meditation #19 - Marching Against Civil Rights

March 15th, 2018


Remember when people used to march and protest for civil rights? Lloyd shares his thoughts about the clueless kids who walked out of school to …

Episode 110 - In The World But Not Of The World

March 11th, 2018


Back from a week of medical convalescence, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett are perplexed by an article from that tries to explain the Parkland …

Episode 109 - Thoughts on the Parkland School Shooting

February 26th, 2018


Lloyd shares two thoughts on how Psalm 146 and Ash Wednesday relate to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned …

Episode 108 - 10 Things Rob Schenck Gets Wrong About Christians and Guns

February 19th, 2018


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 …

Mid-Week Meditation #18 - Why Don't We Protect our Schools?

February 15th, 2018


Lloyd shares his thoughts on the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and why protecting our kids isn't a priority in Congress.

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Episode 107 - We're Just a Bunch of Antinomians!

February 12th, 2018


Catholic author and speaker Mark Shea hates Trump and totally thinks you're a member of the “Gun Cult” because you won't accept meaningless gun …

Episode 106 - A Wave of Fear

February 5th, 2018


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dive back into to look at a 2013 article by Ellen Painter Dollar who suggests …

Episode 105 - Lucas Apps of Triangle Tactical

January 29th, 2018


Michigan native and North Carolina transplant Lucas Apps hosts one of the most informative competitive shooting podcasts on the net. He joins Lloyd …

Episode 104 - Pacifism or Obedience?

January 22nd, 2018


According to YouTuber David Williams, opposing guns is not about pacifism, it's about obeying God. Unlike many of the anti-gun voices we analyze he's …

Episode 103 - Allowing Guns in Church Flies in the Face of Scripture?

January 15th, 2018


Does allowing guns in church “fly in the face of tradition and Scripture?” Freelance journalist Tom Verde thinks so. Lloyd will debunk his assertions in Clinging to God & Guns. We also answer some listener emails, …

Episode 102 - What the Bible Says about Thoughts and Prayers

January 8th, 2018


In our first episode of 2018 we talk about resolutions, we salute the folks at GunBlog VarietyCast Radio, we get tips from Bill, Aaron, and Mia, and …

Episode 101 - The Real Story of Christmas

December 24th, 2017


This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas.


Episode 100 - 100th Episode Special

December 18th, 2017


For the first time, Lloyd is joined by all four contributors to look back at the first 100 episodes of the show. We get a behind the scenes look at the contributors' segments, discuss current events, and have a little …

Episode 99 - 2nd Annual Christmas Wish-List Episode

December 11th, 2017


The cast of Armed Lutheran Radio are joined by friends of the show to share their Christmas Wish list ideas in this second Annual event.


Episode 98 - Special Guest Charlie Cook

December 4th, 2017


This week we are joined by Charlie Cook, firearms instructor, host and producer of the viral Gun Gram videos and Riding Shotgun with Charlie on YouTube. We talk about how he went from music teacher to firearms …

Episode 97 - Lt. Colonel Willes Lee and the State of the NRA

November 27th, 2017


This week Lloyd is joined by NRA Board of Directors member Lt. Colonel Willes Lee (USA-Ret) for a frank, informative discussion about the state of …

Mid-Week Meditation #17 - Giving Thanks

November 23rd, 2017


As we sit down to give thanks this week, consider not just WHAT you are thankful for, but TO WHOM are you giving thanks.

Episode 95 – Dr. John Edeen of DRGO

November 13th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd speaks to Dr. John Edeen, a practicing pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and the Membership Director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO). Lloyd and Dr. Edeen discuss …

Episode 94 – Child Sacrifice And The American Gun Cult

November 6th, 2017


Whenever a mass killing happens in America we do nothing. If you define “nothing” as not passing meaningless gun control laws. So says a loopy …

Episode 93 - Fall Brawl and Ben Branam

October 29th, 2017


In this week's episode, we wrap up our IDPA season on the tailgate of Sgt. Bill's truck at the Central Arkansas Shooters Association after the Fall Brawl Championship. Lloyd and Bill and Sgt. Mrs. Sgt. Bill talk about …

Episode 92 – The Gospel For Gun-Loving Christians

October 23rd, 2017


What happens when the pastor of a progressive, social justice obsessed church buys a modern sporting rifle? Freakouts and hand-wringing, of course. …

Episode 91 – Understanding The Tragedy In Las Vegas

October 16th, 2017


On this week's show we talk about the motives behind the Las Vegas massacre. We read some listener emails, Aaron Israel has a safety tip about credit cards, and we interview Derek LeBlanc, founder and chief instructor …

Episode 90 - Rick Ector: Man on Fire

October 8th, 2017


Rick Ector was a family man. Good job. House on a corner lot. Didn't drink. Didn't party. Didn't get into trouble. But one night trouble found him and changed his life forever. He describes himself as becoming a “man on …

Episode 89 - Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood

October 2nd, 2017


At age 15 Hesham Shehab was handed a sniper rifle and joined the Muslim Brotherhood during the Lebanese Civil War. He later was part of a mortar team, shelling civilians in Christian neighborhoods. Through the …

Episode 88 - The Worst Sermon in the World

September 24th, 2017


In this special episode, Lloyd and Pr. Bennett stumble upon what may be the most reprehensible thing they have ever analyzed in the 88-week history of the show. With all the technical glitches we endured to put this …

Episode 87 - Guns Seen Through the Lens of Genesis

September 17th, 2017


Professor Christopher Hays goes back to Genesis to try to show how the descendants of Adam were able to peacefully coexist and resolve problems …

Episode 86 - Americans and Our Guns

September 10th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd is flying solo in Clinging to God & Guns with an anti-gun article from the Baptist General Convention of …

Episode 85 – A Christian View Of Home-Defense

September 3rd, 2017


There's a difference between what's legal and what's moral when it comes to defense of your home and family. Shoot first, ask questions later or defending property with lethal force are bad ideas both legally and …

Episode 84 – I Always Wanted To Be A Cult Leader

August 27th, 2017


This week we are talking about gun control, confiscation, and Biblical prophesy. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review a video by Doug at Fellowship of the …

Episode 83 – Talking Wheel Guns With Grant Cunningham

August 20th, 2017


Instructor, author, and revolver expert Grant Cunningham joins us to talk about revolvers and his latest book. Sgt. Bill is talking about pre-stage …

Mid-Week Meditation #16 - The Modern Temperance Movement

August 17th, 2017


In this week's meditation, Lloyd reflects on the similarities between the movement to prohibit alcohol in the 1920s and the modern anti-gun movement.

Episode 82 - God Wants You to Have a Weapon

August 13th, 2017


In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect a sermon from independent Baptist preacher Stephen Anderson who falsely uses passages like Luke 22 to suggest that God wants you to have a weapon and then …

Episode 81 - If James Bond was your Pastor

August 6th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd visits with economist and author Ray Keating to talk about his series of novels featuring an unlikely hero: a former CIA analyst who leaves the Agency to become a Lutheran Pastor …

Episode 80 – When Jesus Disarmed Peter Did He Disarm Us All?

July 30th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at an article by Rev. Rob Schenck's interns which purports to speak for Jesus, claims there is no difference between murder and self-defense, and quotes a …

Episode 79 - Tarheel Road Trip

July 24th, 2017


Armed Lutheran Radio is on the road for this week's show. Recorded while on vacation in North Carolina, Lloyd talks about growing up around guns, his …

Episode 78 – The Armor Of Light

July 9th, 2017


In this special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a sermon by Rev. Rob Schenck. The sermon is part of a series of …

Episode 77 - Safety On

July 2nd, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we're talking about gun safety and taking new shooters to the range. We'll meet Yehuda Remer, the author of the new kids book “Safety On: An introduction to the world of firearms for …

Episode 76 - The Cocky Swagger Returns

June 25th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on another audio interview with Reverend John Piper (whose "cocky swagger" we first met back in Episode 55) who again suggests that we don't need guns …

Episode 75 - A Grown-Up Conversation about Guns

June 18th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd responds to shares some thoughts from James 3:1 in response to the Alexandria shooting, responds to some listener feedback, reviews the Canik TP9SF Elite (pronouncing it …

Episode 74 – Basement Dwellers, Bongs, And Bad Theology

June 11th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett try to make sense of a video from a Taoist Christian (?) who claims to be the only sane Christian on the planet and who seems to have learned everything he …

Episode 73 - A Peaceful Plethora of Pizza, Pop, and Free Parking

June 4th, 2017


In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett take on a "sermon" from a Methodist church in Phoenix that is basically a …

Mid-Week Meditation #15 - Memorial Day

May 29th, 2017


Going back to the pre-podcast days to share a blog post from 2015 honoring the memories of those who died in service to our great nation.  

Episode 72 - When Dark My Road

May 28th, 2017


Today we discuss the topic of suicide following the tragic death of Bob Owens. Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts in a non-Ballistic Minute, Mia Anstine …

Episode 71 – The Eighth Commandment And The Santa Shooter

May 21st, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by Marcus Weldon, the “Santa Shooter,” to talk about his self-defense shooting, the legal nightmare …

Episode 70 - Mothers Day And Chicago Guns Matter

May 14th, 2017


It's a special Mothers Day edition of Armed Lutheran Radio. Lloyd, Aaron, Mia, and Pastor Bennett pay tribute to our moms, plus a couple of surprises, and Rhonda Ezell of Chicago Guns Matter joins us to talk about the …

Episode 69 - What Would Jesus Say to the NRA?

May 7th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Sgt. Bill is back!  Aaron shares a lesson learned from a recent good-guy-with-a-gun incident in Texas, Mia reports from the Shoot Like a Girl trailer at NRAAM, and Pastor Bennett is …

Episode 68 - Thoughts on Constitutional Carry

April 30th, 2017


“Constitutional carry” is all the rage, with 13 states now allowing residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit and as many as a dozen more considering similar measures. This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, …

Episode 67 - Was Jesus the Ultimate Liberal?

April 23rd, 2017


It's been a craptastic couple of weeks for the gun banners. Two shootings in California — one in a school and a spree killing — should have served as …

Episode 66 - Holy Week and Handguns

April 16th, 2017


Two events in the final week of the life of Christ are most often used on either side of the gun debate.  Jesus tells his disciples in the Upper Room to sell their cloaks and buy swords, and later tells Simon Peter that …

Episode 65 - Saint Augustine Said What?

April 9th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect a sermon from 2012 by a Presbyterian pastor who based her sermon title on a bogus quote from Saint Augustine of Hippo and suggests that we are all …

Episode 64 – Lessons From A Good Samaritan

April 2nd, 2017


When we make the decision to carry a firearm or to purchase a firearm for home defense, there are a certain set of scenarios that we all envision and …

Episode 63 - The Theologies of Abundance and Scarcity

March 26th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett fisk a video from the Faith and Firearms Project, an interview with an ELCA pastor who thinks people own guns because it's the American thing to do and thinks …

Episode 62 - By All Means, Save Some

March 19th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take on the illogical ramblings of a late Methodist Bishop who is chanelling his inner Joe Biden by suggesting that passing meaningless "gun safety" laws will save some lives.  …

Episode 61 - If You Defend Yourself, The Lord will Not Protect You

March 12th, 2017


Jesus protects his own.  True followers of Christ do not need guns to defend themselves.  So says a South African YouTuber finalcall07.  Lloyd and …

Episode 60 - Babble on the Bayou

March 6th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, on the eve of the Battle on the Bayou, the Louisiana State IDPA Championship, Team Armed Lutheran sat down to talk about the upcoming match.  Lloyd sits down with teammates (and ALR …

Episode 59 - Bringing Guns to Church

February 27th, 2017


On this week's episode we go back to the mailbag to answer some listener feedback, Sgt. Bill talks about his first IDPA match under the new rulebook, …

Episode 58 - Transgressors Carry Swords!

February 20th, 2017


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take a look at maybe the goofiest interpretation of Scripture to date. A California Quaker who suggests that Christ's call for His disciples to buy swords in Luke 22 was so that he …

Mid-Week Meditation #13 - The Fouke Monster

February 16th, 2017


Fouke, Arkansas is best known for the stories of the Fouke Monster, a bigfoot-like creature that locals claim attacks livestock and which inspired the 1972 movie The Legend of Boggy Creek.  On February 2, a different …

Episode 57 - Guns and Life

February 12th, 2017


Liberal Christians like the Presbyterian Church want congress to pass more restrictive gun control because all life is precious and killing is …

Episode 56 - What's Wrong with God and Guns?

February 6th, 2017


In this week's episode we dissect an article from the Huffington Post by a philosophy professor who mixes a dash of bad theology and a heaping …

Episode 55 - God, Guns, and Manhood

January 30th, 2017


On this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect an interview with Rev. John Piper about whether Christian men should …

Episode 54 – The 10 Commandments Of The 2nd Amendment

January 23rd, 2017


On this week’s episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we look at a little blasphemy from our side of the Gun Rights debate. We dig into the mail bag and and answer some listener emails. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned from a …

Episode 53 - Talking Guns with Mrs. Armed Lutheran

January 16th, 2017


In this week's episode we're talking women and guns with Mrs. Armed Lutheran. She shares her road from growing up with no guns in the house to threats from deranged patients, to becoming a gun gal in Texas.  Plus tips …

Episode 52 - Franciscan Friars Fretting About Firearms

January 9th, 2017


In this week's episode we're back at full strength and ready to roll for our second season.  Sgt. Bill has tips for how to make the best of the …

Episode 51 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 2

January 2nd, 2017


In this first episode of 2017 we're continuing our look back at the guests, the segments, the interviews and the fun that we had in 2016. It's the final leg of our trip down memory lane as we discuss sin, the three …

Episode 50 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 1

December 26th, 2016


In this final episode of 2016 we're going back to the groove yard of forgotten favorites to look back at the guests, the segments, the interviews and the fun that we've had in the past year.  It's a trip down memory …

Episode 49 - Christmas Wish List Episode

December 19th, 2016


This week's episode is a special Christmas episode.  Lloyd and our contributors share their wish list ideas, and we talk to the husband-and-wife team behind and the founder and president of Cook's …

Mid-Week Meditation #12 - Imagination!

December 15th, 2016


The power of imagination is an amazing gift. If you've ever marveled at your kids as they engage in make-believe or set aside toys to play in the boxes the toys came in, you know what I mean.  Maybe you think that kind …

Episode 48 - Shooters Round-Table Redux

December 12th, 2016


In this special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, we talk about the proposed 2017 IDPA rules.  Now that the 2017 IDPA Provisional Rulebook has been …

Mid-Week Meditation #11 - Gunplacency

December 8th, 2016


That thought or that feeling that it's safe to leave the house without your gun because you live in a safe neighborhood or your're just making a quick trip to the store.  You don't need the knife, the flashlight, the …

Episode 47 - Is Gun Ownsership Christian?

December 5th, 2016


In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review a Washington Post article by a progressive Jewish journalist who has …

Episode 46 - Geeks Gadgets and Guns

November 28th, 2016


On this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we welcome Matt and Heinrich, two of the co-hosts from the Geeks, Gadgets and Guns podcast for the nerdiest episode in Armed Lutheran history.  In this fun and far-ranging …

Mid-Week Meditation #10 - What Are You Thankful For?

November 24th, 2016


With all that's going on, with all the stress of our day-to-day lives, it's easy to lose sight of what we should be thankful for, and to whom we …

Episode 45 - Shooters Round-Table

November 21st, 2016


In a special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we wrap up the 2016 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) season with a round-table of …

Episode 44 - Post-Election Round-Table

November 14th, 2016


This week’s episode of Armed Lutheran Radio is only our second round-table episode with our contributors. Sgt. Bill Silvia, Aaron Israel, and Mia Anstine join Lloyd to discuss the outcome of this year’s election, the …

Mid-Week Meditation #9 - Final Thoughts on Election Eve

November 8th, 2016


In this week's Meditation, as voters finally go to the polls, Lloyd offers a final thought on the election and the struggle ahead.

Episode 43 - Of God and Gun-Free Zones

November 7th, 2016


On this Week's Episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by Lloyd's former pastor from North Carolina to discuss gun free zones and the Fourth …

Mid-Week Meditation #8 - Making Your Home a Hard-Target

November 3rd, 2016


In this week's meditation, Lloyd reviews the findings of a recent survey of convicted burglars to learn how these criminals think and the steps you can take to make it less inviting to them.

Episode 42 - Because You Can't Carry a Cop

October 31st, 2016


On this week's Episode we interview Bob Mayne, host of the Handgun World Podcast, plus tips from Mia Anstine, Aaron Israel and Sgt. Bill, and we discuss how to safely sell a firearm online.

Ballistic Minute - Sgt. Bill …

Episode 40 - Self-Defense Gun Stories

October 17th, 2016


In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by Rob Morse, co-host of the Polite Society Podcast, to talk about his podcast, …

Episode 39 - Does Jesus Hate Guns?

October 10th, 2016


Jesus Hates Guns. At least that’s what one author at thinks. He quotes his own book as proof of his assertion, but not Holy Scripture. …

Episode 38 - A Time to Kill

October 3rd, 2016


This Week on Armed Lutheran Radio, author Greg Hopkins joins us to discuss his book "A Time to Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism."  Sgt. Bill discusses the purpose of IDPA.  Aaron Israel has tips for surviving a riot …

Mid-Week Meditation #7 - What it Was Was Football

September 30th, 2016


In this week's meditation I share my thoughts on football, race, and the National Anthem controversy plaguing the NFL.


Episode 37 - Don't Shoot! That Home Invader Might be Jesus

September 26th, 2016


In this week's episode we take a look at the follow-up to last week's article "Why Bible-Believing Christians Have No Right to Self-Defense."  Part …

Mid-Week Meditation #6 - What Does it Matter?

September 22nd, 2016


In this week's meditation, Lloyd considers a question he heard several times over the past couple of weeks: what does it matter, as long as you are a Christian?


Episode 36 - Do Christians Have a Right to Self-Defense?

September 19th, 2016


On this week's episode we discuss the goofy gnostic musings of a gay Presbyterian who thinks that Bible-believing Christians have no right …

Mid-Week Meditation #5 - The Battle-N-Benton

September 15th, 2016


This week we look back at the third annual Battle-N-Benton IDPA Championship and the road I took to get there. It's all about change, accepting your …

Episode 35 - Is Carrying a Gun a Christian Right?

September 12th, 2016


Pastor John Bennett returns so you get full-strength, unadulterated Armed Lutheran Radio this week. You'll hear about layers, pro-gun bumper …

Episode 34 - How to Teach Kids About Evil

September 5th, 2016


With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and social media, our kids are exposed to news about mankind's horrific acts of evil more often than ever.  From ISIS to cop killings in Dallas, to home-grown acts of terror …

Mid-Week Meditation #4 - Win the Race to the Phone

September 1st, 2016


Today's Mid-Week Meditation is a little different. I was finished with Episode 33 of Armed Lutheran Radio when I had the honor of interviewing Paul …

Episode 33 - #StandWithCap

August 29th, 2016


We're geeking out in this week's episode!  When Massachusetts Atty. General Maura Healy thanked actor Chris Evans for his support for her …

Mid-Week Meditation #3 - The Gun in the Basket

August 25th, 2016


I was reading the Large and Small Catechisms last week, focusing on the Fifth Commandment (You Shall Not Murder) and that reminded me of a story I wanted to share about a man down on his luck, Christian love for your …

Episode 32 - Fear and Worry in Chicken Little America

August 22nd, 2016


The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!  Bob Owens at Bearing Arms calls it "Chicken Little America," a land where malls and airports go into panic mode because someone hears a loud noise.  A Rutgers professor suggests …

Mid-Week Meditation #2 - A Background Check Rant

August 18th, 2016


In this week's Mid-Week Meditation, Lloyd asks the question "where's the common sense in background checks?"

Episode 31 - The Choice Before Us

August 15th, 2016


In today's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we talk a lot about the Olympics, taking a training class, how to reduce administrative handling of your firearm, and we get a guest gun review from Jon Braaten.  We'll talk …

Episode 30 - Why All Lives Matter

August 8th, 2016


Do Black Lives Matter? Of Course They Do. All Lives Matter.  In this episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we discuss how we should rightly think about the …

Episode 29 - Pushing Gun Control at the DNCC

August 1st, 2016


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we have listener emails, we talk about the dumpster fire that was the Democrat National Convention, the President …

Episode 28 - The Changing Face of Hunting

July 25th, 2016


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we talk the Republican National Convention and the upcoming election, about setting goals, teaching new shooters, and we're joined by only the third woman ever to appear on the cover of …

Episode 27 - The Mr. Bean School of Gun Control Theology

July 18th, 2016


In this episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd's back from vacation and back from the Iowa State IDPA Championship and the show is back to normal. …

Episode 26 - The Dallas Massacre

July 11th, 2016


I was on vacation in North Carolina last week and had a "best of" episode planned.  Then the massacre in Dallas happened.  I share my thoughts on …

Episode 25 - Making Guns Our God

July 4th, 2016


Lloyd is on vacation, but the show goes on.  In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, some thoughts on the "epidemic" of gun violence. Aaron …

Episode 24 - A Christian View of Defending Others

June 27th, 2016


In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, we look at all the craziness of the previous week and discuss the new threat to liberty that has the NRA and the ACLU on the same side.  Sgt. Bill talks about how to …

Episode 23 - Reaction to Orlando

June 20th, 2016


The gang's all here for a very special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio as we devote the show to the aftermath of the terror attack in Orlando. Aaron Israel joins me to talk about responding to active shooter incidents. …

Episode 22 - Understanding 41F

June 13th, 2016


On this episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we're back from the Stars & Stripes Regional IDPA Championship in Tulsa with 12 tips for creating great …

Episode 21 - Sheepdogs and Sheep

June 6th, 2016


This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, hard earned lessons from the range, plus Sgt. Bill's tips on methods of concealed carry, Aaron Israel's tips on …

Episode 20 - To Own a Gun or Not to Own a Gun

May 30th, 2016


It's feast or famine at Armed Lutheran Radio!  For our 20th episode, all our contributors are back and the show is chocked full of goodness.  Sgt. …

Episode 19 - Target, Trannies, and Unicorns

May 23rd, 2016


We are winging it this week on Armed Lutheran Radio.  All our plans fell apart. Aaron Israel is in Louisville for the NRA Annual Meetings, Pastor John Bennett is taking care of some family matters, and Sgt. Bill and I …

Episode 18 - American Evangelicals and Gun Control

May 16th, 2016


In this week's episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, we're back from the Texas State IDPA match with tips from Sergeant Bill on practicing what you're not good at, Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense joins me to discuss the …

Episode 17 - The Three Estates and Self-Defense

May 9th, 2016


In this week's episode we are excited to be joined by the co-host of Table Talk Radio, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, …

Episode 16 - Children Killing Children

May 2nd, 2016


In this week's episode Sergeant Bill talks about how and why you should get started shooting IDPA, we try to put the best construction on the most …

Episode 15 - Black Man with a Gun Interview

April 25th, 2016


On this week's episode, we're back from our third IDPA match in four weeks to bring you a look inside the range bag of Sgt. Bill, tips on how to avoid disappointing gun and gear purchases from Aaron Israel of …

Episode 14 - Reloading for Newbies

April 18th, 2016


I recently started hand-loading, so I invited Josh Ruby of North Texas Rifle Precision joins us to talk about hand-loading for newbies. Gawker thinks …

Episode 13 - Why All Christians can Back Better Gun Control...NOT!

April 11th, 2016


On this week's episode, Sergeant Bill brings us tips on using video for self-evaluation. Aaron Israel's Fundamental Defense tip is about safely storing your firearms.  I share my embarrassing concealed carry mistakes in …

Episode 12 - Beating Guns into Plows

April 4th, 2016


On this week's episode we look back at the MVSA Regional IDPA Championship, Sergeant Bill Silvia has tips on trigger control, Aaron Israel shares a …

Episode 11 - Easter and Sword Control

March 28th, 2016


He is Risen!  He is Risen, Indeed!  Hallelujah!  

In this week's episode: another news story begs the question "what background check would have …

Episode 10 - Anti-Gunners and the Temptation to Anger

March 21st, 2016


In this week's episode... Applying Galatians 6 to our dealings with anti-gunners.  Sergeant Bill has tips for balancing live fire and dry fire practice, lessons learned from a teenager's gun death in New York, how the …

Episode 9 - Training, Transitions, and Rattling Mags

March 14th, 2016


In this week's episode, tips on organizing your get-home bag or first-aid kit, a range review of the CZ 2075 RAMI, Sergeant Bill has some tips on how to shoot transitions, Aaron Israel with tips on getting the most out …

Episode 8 - Should a Christian Own a Gun?

March 7th, 2016


This week’s episode is jam packed. We welcome our newest contributor, firearms instructor Aaron Israel. Sergeant Bill has tips on getting the most out of your dry fire practice. Two contestants square off in the very …

Episode 7 - Nerf Guns, Get Home Bags, and Executive Orders

February 29th, 2016


On this week's show: Listener e-Mail from Tim in Germany, revisiting my articles about my $50 get-home bag, the media's deranged reaction to Hasbro's new automatic Nerf gun, and accuracy tips from Sergeant Bill.  Plus, …

Episode 6 - You Can't Be Pro-Life and Pro-Gun?

February 22nd, 2016


In this week’s episode, we take a critical look at a silly meme about the Oregon militia stand off, lessons from a Craigs List robbery gone wrong, and Pastor John Bennett joins us again for our Clinging to God and Guns …

Mid-Week Meditation #1 - Thoughts on Justice Scalia

February 15th, 2016


In this special episode Lloyd offers his thoughts and prayers in response to the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Episode 5 - Should Christians Carry Guns?

February 15th, 2016


In this week's episode we talk about Governor Chris Christie's new definition of self-defense against the unborn and the parallels between being a gun owner and being a Christian. Sergeant Bill has tips on improving …

Episode 4 - News, Reviews, Ron Paul and Cruz

February 8th, 2016


Thoughts on the election – particularly Ron Paul’s comments about Ted Cruz, some feel-good news out of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on the …

Episode 3 - Bonus Interview

February 5th, 2016


In episode 2 we interviewed Sergey Solyanik, the owner of Precise Shooter, a gun store in Seattle, Washington, who is dealing with that city's new …

Episode 2 - Seattle's Gun Violence Tax

February 3rd, 2016


In the second episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we talk to Sergey Solyanik, owner of Precise Shooter in Seattle, Washington, about that city's new "Gun …

Episode 1 - In the Beginning

January 31st, 2016


In the first episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we talk a lot about choices. How to choose the right gun for you, Sergeant Bill's Ballistic Minute give us tips on choosing a competition gun for a left-handed shooter, we …

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