Armed Lutheran Radio

Armed Lutheran Radio
Faith, Firearms, and Freedom
63 - The Theologies of Abundance and Scarcity
Mar 26 • 68 min
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd and Pastor Bennett fisk a video from the Faith and Firearms Project, an interview with an ELCA pastor who thinks people own guns because it’s the American thing to do and thinks that those who own guns ascribe…
62 - By All Means, Save Some
Mar 19 • 59 min
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we take on the illogical ramblings of a late Methodist Bishop who is chanelling his inner Joe Biden by suggesting that passing meaningless “gun safety” laws will save some lives. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill…
61 - If You Defend Yourself, The Lord will Not Protect You
Mar 12 • 66 min
Jesus protects his own. True followers of Christ do not need guns to defend themselves. So says a South African YouTuber finalcall07. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dissect these claims and explain why Jesus never intended for you to lay…
60 - Babble on the Bayou
Mar 6 • 54 min
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, on the eve of the Battle on the Bayou, the Louisiana State IDPA Championship, Team Armed Lutheran sat down to talk about the upcoming match. Lloyd sits down with teammates (and ALR contribs) Aaron Israel and…
59 - Bringing Guns to Church
Feb 26 • 67 min
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, Aaron shares some important lessons we can learn from a recent incident in Weatherford, Texas,…
58 - Transgressors Carry Swords!
Feb 19 • 66 min
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 could fulfill the prophesy to be…
Mid-Week Meditation #13 - The Fouke Monster
Feb 15 • 8 min
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 kind of monster came to…
57 - Guns and Life
Feb 12 • 53 min
Liberal Christians like the Presbyterian Church want congress to pass more restrictive gun control because all life is precious and killing is antithetical to the will of God. But like Jesus’s call to take the log out of your eye before pointing…
56 - What’s Wrong with God and Guns?
Feb 5 • 56 min
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 helping of awful logic to suggest that Christians should support more restrictive gun control. Plus…
55 - God, Guns, and Manhood
Jan 29 • 67 min
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 own guns to protect their families. Plus another Ballistic Minute with Sgt. Bill, Mia’s…
54 – The 10 Commandments Of The 2nd Amendment
Jan 22 • 64 min
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 Rob Leatham pistol class….
53 - Talking Guns with Mrs. Armed Lutheran
Jan 15 • 59 min
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 from Sgt. Bill, Aaron…
52 - Franciscan Friars Fretting About Firearms
Jan 8 • 63 min
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 off-season, Aaron talks about the ramifications of making cosmetic modifications to your carry gun,…
51 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 2
Jan 1 • 62 min
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 estates, Black Lives Matter, the…
50 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 1
Dec 26, 2016 • 57 min
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 lane as we replay the very…
49 - Christmas Wish List Episode
Dec 19, 2016 • 70 min
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 Holsters, Bob Cook….
Mid-Week Meditation #12 - Imagination!
Dec 15, 2016 • 10 min
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 of imagination is…
48 - Shooters Round-Table Redux
Dec 12, 2016 • 71 min
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 released we brought together another group of shooters to discuss the highlights and the lowlights…
Mid-Week Meditation #11 - Gunplacency
Dec 8, 2016 • 5 min
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 spare mag, the gun today….
47 - Is Gun Ownsership Christian?
Dec 5, 2016 • 65 min
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 somehow come to the conclusion that Jesus would not support gun ownership. Plus sharing your…
46 - Geeks Gadgets and Guns
Nov 28, 2016 • 59 min
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 interview we discuss…
Mid-Week Meditation #10 - What Are You Thankful For?
Nov 24, 2016 • 7 min
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 should be giving thanks.
45 - Shooters Round-Table
Nov 21, 2016 • 63 min
In a special episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we wrap up the 2016 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) season with a round-table of shooters. We look back at our favorite (and least favorite) matches and stages and share some funny…
44 - Post-Election Round-Table
Nov 14, 2016 • 51 min
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 reaction of the media and the…
Mid-Week Meditation #9 - Final Thoughts on Election Eve
Nov 8, 2016 • 3 min
In this week’s Meditation, as voters finally go to the polls, Lloyd offers a final thought on the election and the struggle ahead.
43 - Of God and Gun-Free Zones
Nov 7, 2016 • 54 min
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 Commandment. Plus listener comments and tips from Aaron Israel and Sgt. Bill. Special Guest: Pr. Ralph…
Mid-Week Meditation #8 - Making Your Home a Hard-Target
Nov 3, 2016 • 17 min
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.
42 - Because You Can’t Carry a Cop
Oct 31, 2016 • 54 min
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 talks about how you can…
41 - Voting for Your Neighbor
Oct 24, 2016 • 61 min
On this week’s episode of Armed Lutheran Radio we are joined by special guest Dr. Ken Schurb to discuss his Bible study “Called to Vote: A Christian Approach to Elections.” Sgt. Bill has tips for shooting the IDPA classifier, Mia has tips for…
40 - Self-Defense Gun Stories
Oct 17, 2016 • 54 min
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, Self-Defense Gun Stories. Sgt. Bill talks about training, Mia is not clowning around, and Aaron has tips…
39 - Does Jesus Hate Guns?
Oct 10, 2016 • 67 min
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. Pastor John Bennett and I dissect his claims and debunk them thoroughly. Sgt. Bill teaches us how to…
38 - A Time to Kill
Oct 3, 2016 • 56 min
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 if you’re surrounded…
Mid-Week Meditation #7 - What it Was Was Football
Sep 30, 2016 • 10 min
In this week’s meditation I share my thoughts on football, race, and the National Anthem controversy plaguing the NFL.
37 - Don’t Shoot! That Home Invader Might be Jesus
Sep 26, 2016 • 60 min
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 two focuses on defense of life and family, and if you thought it couldn’t get worse, you were…
Mid-Week Meditation #6 - What Does it Matter?
Sep 22, 2016 • 9 min
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?
36 - Do Christians Have a Right to Self-Defense?
Sep 19, 2016 • 57 min
On this week’s episode we discuss the goofy gnostic musings of a gay Presbyterian who thinks that Bible-believing Christians have no right to defend their lives, homes, or property. A look at my violent allergy to jazz hands,…
Mid-Week Meditation #5 - The Battle-N-Benton
Sep 15, 2016 • 10 min
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 weaknesses, and working to improve. Congratulations to Sgt. Bill Silvia for winning High Law…
35 - Is Carrying a Gun a Christian Right?
Sep 12, 2016 • 55 min
Pastor John Bennett returns so you get full-strength, unadulterated Armed Lutheran Radio this week. You’ll hear about layers, pro-gun bumper stickers, shooting on the move, teaching our kids about guns, and how a pastor in the Wisconsin Synod…
34 - How to Teach Kids About Evil
Sep 5, 2016 • 60 min
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 like Orlando or 9/11, or…
Mid-Week Meditation #4 - Win the Race to the Phone
Sep 1, 2016 • 40 min
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 Lathrop, founder and co-host of the Polite Society Podcast. I decided his story, and the lessons…
33 - #StandWithCap
Aug 29, 2016 • 60 min
We’re geeking out in this week’s episode! When Massachusetts Atty. General Maura Healy thanked actor Chris Evans for his support for her authoritarian gun control expansion by using the hashtag #StandWithCap, it rubbed the wrong way those of us…
Mid-Week Meditation #3 - The Gun in the Basket
Aug 25, 2016 • 11 min
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 neighbor, and a gun in a basket….
32 - Fear and Worry in Chicken Little America
Aug 22, 2016 • 58 min
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 that if gun…
Mid-Week Meditation #2 - A Background Check Rant
Aug 18, 2016 • 12 min
In this week’s Mid-Week Meditation, Lloyd asks the question “where’s the common sense in background checks?”
31 - The Choice Before Us
Aug 15, 2016 • 55 min
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 about the upcoming election…
30 - Why All Lives Matter
Aug 8, 2016 • 55 min
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 issue of life and race when it comes to violence, crime, and police work in America with Pr….
29 - Pushing Gun Control at the DNCC
Aug 1, 2016 • 55 min
This week on Armed Lutheran Radio we have listener emails, we talk about the dumpster fire that was the Democrat National Convention, the President defends his record on gun violence and violent crime by making our point, tips for beating the Summer…
28 - The Changing Face of Hunting
Jul 25, 2016 • 50 min
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 Field & Stream magazine….
27 - The Mr. Bean School of Gun Control Theology
Jul 18, 2016 • 70 min
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. Thoughts on another attack on police, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sgt. Bill has…
26 - The Dallas Massacre
Jul 11, 2016 • 46 min
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 Dallas and the fraud of #BlackLivesMatter. Lessons on how to deal with police during a…
25 - Making Guns Our God
Jul 4, 2016 • 62 min
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 Israel of Fundamental Defense gives us tips on traveling light for safety. Sgt. Bill has a…
24 - A Christian View of Defending Others
Jun 27, 2016 • 56 min
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 prepare for a major match….
23 - Reaction to Orlando
Jun 20, 2016 • 80 min
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. Pastor Bennett discusses the…
22 - Understanding 41F
Jun 13, 2016 • 65 min
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 IDPA match stages. Sgt. Bill has talks about the advantages and disadvantages for reloading hot…
21 - Sheepdogs and Sheep
Jun 6, 2016 • 40 min
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 preparing for medical emergencies, and Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller joins us to talk about how the Ten…
20 - To Own a Gun or Not to Own a Gun
May 30, 2016 • 59 min
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. Bill talks about passing on your passion for shooting in this week’s Ballistic Minute, Aaron…
19 - Target, Trannies, and Unicorns
May 23, 2016 • 45 min
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 are left holding down the…
18 - American Evangelicals and Gun Control
May 16, 2016 • 66 min
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 importance of seeking…
17 - The Three Estates and Self-Defense
May 9, 2016 • 54 min
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, Colorado, to talk about the Doctrine of the Three Estates and how it can help us better understand the…
16 - Children Killing Children
May 2, 2016 • 62 min
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 bizarre article from the Huffington Post which suggests that you have a right to own guns, but not a…
15 - Black Man with a Gun Interview
Apr 25, 2016 • 50 min
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 Fundamental Defense, and Rev. Kenn…
14 - Reloading for Newbies
Apr 18, 2016 • 55 min
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 old people are too weak to use guns for self-defense, but we prove them wrong…with examples. And…
13 - Why All Christians can Back Better Gun Control…NOT!
Apr 11, 2016 • 69 min
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 hopes that you won’t make…
12 - Beating Guns into Plows
Apr 4, 2016 • 55 min
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 personal defense tip about practicing off-balance shooting, and Pastor John Bennett and I take a look…
11 - Easter and Sword Control
Mar 28, 2016 • 48 min
He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Hallelujah! In this week’s episode: another news story begs the question “what background check would have stopped this?” Colossians 4 and dealing with the anti-gun world. Another…
10 - Anti-Gunners and the Temptation to Anger
Mar 21, 2016 • 54 min
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 media and readers react to…
9 - Training, Transitions, and Rattling Mags
Mar 14, 2016 • 49 min
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 of your limited training time,…
8 - Should a Christian Own a Gun?
Mar 7, 2016 • 63 min
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 first Armed Lutheran Gun…
7 - Nerf Guns, Get Home Bags, and Executive Orders
Feb 29, 2016 • 48 min
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, Gabby and the Astronaut…
6 - You Can’t Be Pro-Life and Pro-Gun?
Feb 22, 2016 • 51 min
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 segment as we debunk the…
Mid-Week Meditation #1 - Thoughts on Justice Scalia
Feb 15, 2016 • 11 min
In this special episode Lloyd offers his thoughts and prayers in response to the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
5 - Should Christians Carry Guns?
Feb 15, 2016 • 50 min
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 your reloads, and in our first…
4 - News, Reviews, Ron Paul and Cruz
Feb 8, 2016 • 48 min
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 Maryland Assault Weapons Ban, a range review of the Canik-55 Stingray-C, a look back at a day in…
3 - Bonus Interview
Feb 5, 2016 • 47 min
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 “Gun Violence Tax” on gun and ammunition sales. That interview was edited for time but the…
2 - Seattle’s Gun Violence Tax
Feb 3, 2016 • 47 min
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 Violence Tax” on firearms and ammunition sales and tips for preparing your family for concealed carry.
1 - In the Beginning
Jan 31, 2016 • 42 min
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 review the Horizontal Magazine…