Armed Lutheran Radio

Joined by an amazing group of contributors and special guests, host Lloyd Bailey (The Armed Lutheran) brings you discussions on faith, firearms, and freedom. We talk about guns, the shooting sports, self-defense, hunting, the Second Amendment, and gun rights from a uniquely Lutheran perspective.

Podcast Type

Variety

Host

Lloyd Bailey

Contributors

  • Sgt. Bill Silvia
  • Pr. John Bennett
  • Mia Anstine

Release Schedule

Weekly, Sundays 6pm Central
Airs Tuesdays at Noon Pacific on KRRC 94.3

Runtime

Appx. 30 minutes

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Latest Episodes


  • Episode 186 - Competitive Shooting and the Third Commandment
    In this week's episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss a topic suggested by Reformation Gun Club member Jackie about the Third Commandment and shooting pistol…
  • Episode 185 - Context, Practice, and Ricochets
    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…
  • Episode 184 - Imitating a Non-Violent Savior
    This week we are playing "Stump the Pastor - Long Form Edition." Lloyd shares excerpts from, and Pastor Bennett responds to, an article by an…
  • Episode 183 - Say Something, the DC Project, and World Champs
    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.…
  • Episode 182 - God's Too Busy Playing Skee-Ball
    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
    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…
  • Episode 180 - The Minister of Gun Violence Prevention
    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!
    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…
  • Episode 178 - A Fire and a Funeral
    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…
  • Episode 177 - Sweat, Stress and the Seven Deadly Sins
    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…
  • Episode 176 - Stump the Pastor with Gaven Mize
    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…
  • Episode 175 - Fifth Sunday Special With Yehuda Remer
    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…
  • Episode 174 - Speed Mode, Mentors, and a Salute to Service
    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…
  • Episode 173 - Preaching to Florida Man
    Today Lloyd and Pastor Bennett play another round of "Crime and the 10 Commandments," reviewing some interesting crime news for how the Ten Commandments apply…
  • Episode 172 - What's Special about Father's Day?
    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…
  • Episode 171 - Police Week and Listener Questions
    This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show. Mia answers a listener question about concealed carry for women, Pastor Bennett talks answers a…
  • Episode 170 - Life, Crime and the 10 Commandments
    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…
  • Episode 169 - Social Media, Shooting Tips, the NRA, and the Will to Fight
    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…
  • Episode 168 - The Easter Bombings
    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…
  • Episode 167 - Ride-share, Holsters, and Holy Week
    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
    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…
  • Episode 165 - Accuracy, the 10 Commandments, and a Rant
    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…
  • Episode 164 - Fifth Sunday Special with Amanda Suffecool
    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.…
  • Episode 163 - Stump the Pastor
    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…
  • Episode 162 - Earplugs, Magwells, and the Decline of Western Culture
    On this week's variety show, Mia reviews Decibullz hearing protection (and Turkey season), Sgt. Bill is talking magwells and how to focus on improving your…
  • Episode 161 - More Crime and the 10 Commandments
    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…
  • Episode 160 - Ash Wednesday, Gun Safety, and Bad Laws
    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 gun-control…
  • Episode 159 - Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates
    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…
  • Episode 158 - Conscience, Patches and Practice
    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…
  • Episode 157 - Praying the 10 Commandments
    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…
  • Episode 156 - Steel, Shotguns and the Sanctity of Life
    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…
  • Episode 155 - Gun Ban Theology
    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 Christian…
  • Episode 154 - Hunting, Off-Season Prep, and Pontifications
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Episode 150 - The Real Story of Christmas
    This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.…
  • Episode 125 - Micah and the Methodists
    In this special episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett review the 2016 Resolution on Gun Violence from the United Methodist Church and it's twisted interpretation of…
  • Episode 124 - Happy Father's Day
    Today on Armed Lutheran Radio we celebrate masculinity. Despite the lies of the Left, the guidance and leadership of fathers is important in the lives…
  • 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…
  • Episode 122 - Accountability, Creeps, and Listener Mail
    We have an eclectic show for you this week. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett could not get together for Clinging to God & Guns so Lloyd…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Episode 119 - NRAAM 2018 Wrap-Up
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #21 - The Good Shepherd
    Lloyd responds to a listener's review, using the Parable of the Good Shepherd. Links: Gospel of John Chapter 10: The Good Shepherd Book of Concord:…
  • 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…
  • Episode 115 - The Hippie Homily from Hell
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #20 - The March for Our Lives
    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
    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…
  • 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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #19 - Marching Against Civil Rights
    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
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Episode 107 - We're Just a Bunch of Antinomians!
    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 control…
  • Episode 106 - A Wave of Fear
    This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dive back into Patheos.com to look at a 2013 article by Ellen Painter Dollar who…
  • Episode 105 - Lucas Apps of Triangle Tactical
    Michigan native and North Carolina transplant Lucas Apps hosts one of the most informative competitive shooting podcasts on the net. He joins Lloyd in today's…
  • Episode 104 - Pacifism or Obedience?
    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 not…
  • Episode 103 - Allowing Guns in Church Flies in the Face of Scripture?
    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…
  • Episode 102 - What the Bible Says about Thoughts and Prayers
    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…
  • Episode 101 - The Real Story of Christmas
    This week, the staff, families and friends of Armed Lutheran Radio bring you the real story of Christmas. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
  • Episode 100 - 100th Episode Special
    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…
  • Episode 99 - 2nd Annual Christmas Wish-List Episode
    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
    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…
  • Episode 97 - Lt. Colonel Willes Lee and the State of the NRA
    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
    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
    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…
  • Episode 94 – Child Sacrifice And The American Gun Cult
    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
    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…
  • Episode 92 – The Gospel For Gun-Loving Christians
    What happens when the pastor of a progressive, social justice obsessed church buys a modern sporting rifle? Freakouts and hand-wringing, of course. To try to…
  • Episode 91 – Understanding The Tragedy In Las Vegas
    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…
  • Episode 90 - Rick Ector: Man on Fire
    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…
  • Episode 89 - Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood
    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…
  • Episode 88 - The Worst Sermon in the World
    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…
  • Episode 87 - Guns Seen Through the Lens of Genesis
    Professor Christopher Hays goes back to Genesis to try to show how the descendants of Adam were able to peacefully coexist and resolve problems without…
  • Episode 86 - Americans and Our Guns
    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…
  • Episode 85 – A Christian View Of Home-Defense
    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…
  • Episode 84 – I Always Wanted To Be A Cult Leader
    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
    Instructor, author, and revolver expert Grant Cunningham joins us to talk about revolvers and his latest book. Sgt. Bill is talking about pre-stage rituals, Aaron…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #16 - The Modern Temperance Movement
    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
    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…
  • Episode 81 - If James Bond was your Pastor
    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:…
  • Episode 80 – When Jesus Disarmed Peter Did He Disarm Us All?
    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,…
  • Episode 79 - Tarheel Road Trip
    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,…
  • Episode 78 – The Armor Of Light
    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…
  • Episode 77 - Safety On
    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…
  • Episode 76 - The Cocky Swagger Returns
    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…
  • Episode 75 - A Grown-Up Conversation about Guns
    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…
  • Episode 74 – Basement Dwellers, Bongs, And Bad Theology
    This week on Armed Lutheran Radio, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett try to make sense of a video from a Taoist Christian (?) who claims to…
  • Episode 73 - A Peaceful Plethora of Pizza, Pop, and Free Parking
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #15 - Memorial Day
    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…
  • Episode 72 - When Dark My Road
    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
    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 that…
  • Episode 70 - Mothers Day And Chicago Guns Matter
    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…
  • Episode 69 - What Would Jesus Say to the NRA?
    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…
  • Episode 68 - Thoughts on Constitutional Carry
    “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…
  • Episode 67 - Was Jesus the Ultimate Liberal?
    It's been a craptastic couple of weeks for the gun banners. Two shootings in California — one in a school and a spree killing —…
  • Episode 66 - Holy Week and Handguns
    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…
  • Episode 65 - Saint Augustine Said What?
    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…
  • Episode 64 – Lessons From A Good Samaritan
    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…
  • Episode 63 - The Theologies of Abundance and Scarcity
    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…
  • Episode 62 - By All Means, Save Some
    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…
  • Episode 61 - If You Defend Yourself, The Lord will Not Protect You
    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…
  • Episode 60 - Babble on the Bayou
    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…
  • Episode 59 - Bringing Guns to Church
    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…
  • Episode 58 - Transgressors Carry Swords!
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #13 - The Fouke Monster
    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…
  • Episode 57 - Guns and Life
    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…
  • Episode 56 - What's Wrong with God and Guns?
    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…
  • Episode 55 - God, Guns, and Manhood
    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…
  • Episode 54 – The 10 Commandments Of The 2nd Amendment
    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…
  • Episode 53 - Talking Guns with Mrs. Armed Lutheran
    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…
  • Episode 52 - Franciscan Friars Fretting About Firearms
    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…
  • Episode 51 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 2
    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…
  • Episode 50 - 2016 Year in Review, Part 1
    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…
  • Episode 49 - Christmas Wish List Episode
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #12 - Imagination!
    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…
  • Episode 48 - Shooters Round-Table Redux
    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
    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…
  • Episode 47 - Is Gun Ownsership Christian?
    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…
  • Episode 46 - Geeks Gadgets and Guns
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #10 - What Are You Thankful For?
    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,…
  • Episode 45 - Shooters Round-Table
    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…
  • Episode 44 - Post-Election Round-Table
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #9 - Final Thoughts on Election Eve
    In this week's Meditation, as voters finally go to the polls, Lloyd offers a final thought on the election and the struggle ahead. www.ArmedLutheran.us/mwm09/  
  • Episode 43 - Of God and Gun-Free Zones
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #8 - Making Your Home a Hard-Target
    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…
  • Episode 42 - Because You Can't Carry a Cop
    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…
  • Episode 40 - Self-Defense Gun Stories
    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?
    Jesus Hates Guns. At least that’s what one author at Patheos.com thinks. He quotes his own book as proof of his assertion, but not Holy…
  • Episode 38 - A Time to Kill
    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.…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #7 - What it Was Was Football
    In this week's meditation I share my thoughts on football, race, and the National Anthem controversy plaguing the NFL. www.ArmedLutheran.us/mwm07/  
  • Episode 37 - Don't Shoot! That Home Invader Might be Jesus
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #6 - What Does it Matter?
    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…
  • Episode 36 - Do Christians Have a Right to Self-Defense?
    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,…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #5 - The Battle-N-Benton
    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…
  • Episode 35 - Is Carrying a Gun a Christian Right?
    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…
  • Episode 34 - How to Teach Kids About Evil
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #4 - Win the Race to the Phone
    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
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #3 - The Gun in the Basket
    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…
  • Episode 32 - Fear and Worry in Chicken Little America
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #2 - A Background Check Rant
    In this week's Mid-Week Meditation, Lloyd asks the question "where's the common sense in background checks?" http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/mwm02
  • Episode 31 - The Choice Before Us
    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…
  • Episode 30 - Why All Lives Matter
    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…
  • Episode 29 - Pushing Gun Control at the DNCC
    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…
  • Episode 28 - The Changing Face of Hunting
    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…
  • Episode 27 - The Mr. Bean School of Gun Control Theology
    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…
  • Episode 26 - The Dallas Massacre
    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…
  • Episode 25 - Making Guns Our God
    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.…
  • Episode 24 - A Christian View of Defending Others
    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…
  • Episode 23 - Reaction to Orlando
    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…
  • Episode 22 - Understanding 41F
    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
    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
    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.…
  • Episode 19 - Target, Trannies, and Unicorns
    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,…
  • Episode 18 - American Evangelicals and Gun Control
    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…
  • Episode 17 - The Three Estates and Self-Defense
    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…
  • Episode 16 - Children Killing Children
    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…
  • Episode 15 - Black Man with a Gun Interview
    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.…
  • Episode 14 - Reloading for Newbies
    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…
  • Episode 13 - Why All Christians can Back Better Gun Control...NOT!
    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.…
  • Episode 12 - Beating Guns into Plows
    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
    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…
  • Episode 10 - Anti-Gunners and the Temptation to Anger
    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…
  • Episode 9 - Training, Transitions, and Rattling Mags
    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…
  • Episode 8 - Should a Christian Own a Gun?
    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…
  • Episode 7 - Nerf Guns, Get Home Bags, and Executive Orders
    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…
  • Episode 6 - You Can't Be Pro-Life and Pro-Gun?
    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…
  • Mid-Week Meditation #1 - Thoughts on Justice Scalia
    In this special episode Lloyd offers his thoughts and prayers in response to the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/mwm01
  • Episode 5 - Should Christians Carry Guns?
    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…
  • Episode 4 - News, Reviews, Ron Paul and Cruz
    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
    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
    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
    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…