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Exploring the intersection of faith in Christ with our Second Amendment rights. Offering commentary, news, and reviews. Featuring weekly tips from trainers, master class shooters, and outdoorsmen (and women) plus interviews with Lutheran clergy and other pro-gun voices.

Armed Lutheran Radio Lloyd Bailey

    • Society & Culture

Exploring the intersection of faith in Christ with our Second Amendment rights. Offering commentary, news, and reviews. Featuring weekly tips from trainers, master class shooters, and outdoorsmen (and women) plus interviews with Lutheran clergy and other pro-gun voices.

    Episode 212 - Coronapalooza, Part 1

    Episode 212 - Coronapalooza, Part 1

    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 we, as Christians evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great commandment [Matt. 22:39]. Are these responses showing love for our neighbors or are they knee-jerk reactions that do more harm than good?
    Listen for part two of this discussion in episode 213!
    Reformation Gun Club members will be able to hear both episodes together in one show this week.
    Timestamps [0:00] - Blooper [0:32] - Show Open [0:46] - Welcome [1:11] - Introducing today's topic [2:28] - Thanking our Patrons [3:54] - Discussion begins [5:20] - Luther on Good Government [6:40] - Thoughts on China's role [9:09] - The problem of government dictats [11:04] - Specific government responses [11:14] - Closing public schools [13:24] - The South Korean approach [14:32] - Stupid reactions by the public [18:30] - Pastoral Prepping tips [20:06] - Love your neighbor by isolating yourself [22:25] - Banning large public gatherings [25:59] - Ordering the closure of businesses [31:22] - Law Enforcement threatening businesses [33:44] - Man in Kentucky under House Arrest [35:36] - Wrapping up and final thoughts [36:30] - Show close Prayer of the Week Merciful Father, look with compassion upon our world. In the midst of fear brought about by the present epidemic, grant Your people comfort and assurance that You are in control of all things. Through this pestilence we pray that you would turn hearts toward You in repentance. We lift up to you all whose vocations place them in service to those who have been infected. Grant Your protection to our health care workers as they serve as Your hands of mercy to the afflicted. Be with all who are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine, that You would guide their work and grant them success in their efforts. Be with all who have contracted this virus, that You would comfort them in their hour of need. Safeguard us, our loved ones, and all who cry to You, that we may be defended from infection; and set our hearts at ease, that we may find in You an answer to all our fears. This we pray through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Pre-Order the Gun Rights Apologetics Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand tha

    • 37 min
    Episode 211 - Coronapocalypse

    Episode 211 - Coronapocalypse

    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 with special needs, Sgt. Bill is training with optics-ready pistols, and Pastor Bennett discusses common concerns about going to church and taking Communion during this virus scare. 
    Segments 0:00 - Blooper 0:21 - Opening and welcome 1:46 - Thanks to our Patrons 3:35 - Commentary on Coronavirus Pandemic 17:24 - Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine 25:02 - Ballistic Minute(s) with Sgt. Bill  32:02 - Pastoral Pontifications with Pastor John Bennett 45:50 - Close Meet the Cast Lloyd Bailey - http://www.armedlutheran.us/about/ Mia Anstine - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mia/ Sergeant Bill Silvia - http://www.armedlutheran.us/bill/ Pastor John Bennett - http://www.armedlutheran.us/pastor Links of Interest National Human Trafficking Hotline - https://humantraffickinghotline.org National Center Missing and Exploited Children - http://www.missingkids.org Social Media Dangers Exposed by Mom Posing as 11-Year-Old - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbg4hNHsc_8 ESET Parental Control - https://parentalcontrol.eset.com/ PhoneLeash - http://www.phone-leash.com Daily devotions for your family - http://www.armedlutheran.us/devotions Prayer of the Week We implore You, almighty and merciful Father, to look upon the hearty desires of Your humble servants and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to be our defense against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
    Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.
    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Pre-Order the new Armed Lutheran Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
    Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

    • 46 min
    Episode 210 - Persecution

    Episode 210 - Persecution

    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 love our enemies, we should not resist the violent criminal with a firearm. If you've heard this argument but don't know how to counter it or if it sounds reasonable but you're just not sure, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the distinctions between different kinds of persecution and what makes persecution different from violent crime.
    Timestamps [0:00] - Blooper [0:19] - Show Open [0:31] - Welcome [1:19] - Introducing today's topic [2:28] - Thank you Patrons [3:28] - What was Persecution in the first century AD? [6:00] - Reading from Gospel of John 16 [6:35] - Reading from 2 Corinthians 6 [7:30] - Submission to Authority [9:30] - Contrast with violent crime [10:30] - Why the disciples and martyrs did not resist [11:23] - Resisting the government [12:55] - Reading from Romans 13:2-3 [13:35] - The obligation to defend your neighbor [15:15] - The example of Dietrich Bonheoffer [17:54] - A gun control thought experiment [19:54] - Persecution in foreign countries [22:00] - Why are we to submit to persecution? [25:03] - The distinction between terrorism and governments [26:16] - When terrorists target Christians [27:32] - Romans 13 and resisting tyranny [30:41] - Addressing the argument [34:30] - Key distinctions [36:36] - Wrapping up and final thoughts [38:25] - Show close Prayer of the Week O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
    Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.
    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Pre-Order the Gun Rights Apologetics Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
    Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

    • 39 min
    Episode 209 - Reloading, Human Trafficking, and Online Predators

    Episode 209 - Reloading, Human Trafficking, and Online Predators

    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 your kids safe from social media predators. 
    Segments 0:00 - Blooper 0:31 - Opening and welcome 5:14 - Ballistic Minute(s) with Sgt. Bill  22:10 - Mia's Motivations 33:27 - Pastoral Pontifications 43:45 - Close Meet the Cast Lloyd Bailey - http://www.armedlutheran.us/about/ Mia Anstine - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mia/ Sergeant Bill Silvia - http://www.armedlutheran.us/bill/ Pastor John Bennett - http://www.armedlutheran.us/pastor Links of Interest National Human Trafficking Hotline - https://humantraffickinghotline.org National Center Missing and Exploited Children - http://www.missingkids.org Social Media Dangers Exposed by Mom Posing as 11-Year-Old - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbg4hNHsc_8 ESET Parental Control - https://parentalcontrol.eset.com/ PhoneLeash - http://www.phone-leash.com Daily devotions for your family - http://www.armedlutheran.us/devotions Prayer of the Week O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to defend us from those who rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
    Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.
    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Pre-Order the new Armed Lutheran Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 208 - Gun Owners and "Gun Safety"

    Episode 208 - Gun Owners and "Gun Safety"

    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 Patheos.com. Written after the El Paso and Dayton shootings in the fall of 2019. The author contends that all gun owners have a moral obligation to support stricter gun laws and suggests that hate speech and a lack of support for gun control are valid reasons to deny a person the right to own a gun.
    Timestamps [0:00] - Blooper [0:19] - Show Open [0:32] - Welcome [1:17] - Introducing today's topic [2:09] - Thank you Patrons [3:10] - Introducing the author [4:10] - Discussion of rates of mass shootings [4:43] - The ready availability of guns and stricter gun laws [6:21] - Defining "mass shooting" [7:51] - Root causes and the failure of the justice system [9:54] - Blaming gun violence on mental health issues [10:33] - Blaming gun violence on Trump [14:12] - What are we suggesting if mental health is the issue? [21:08] - Why we think gun control means giving up our guns [23:51] - "Hate speech" [25:32] - Other reasons you should not own a gun [26:39] - Leaving guns where children can access them [30:00] - What ifs [31:25] - I'll give up my guns [32:42] - Gun owners have a moral obligation  [35:19] - Real gun safety legislation [36:02] - Having a gun in the midst of a mass shooting  [37:17] - You are unfit for gun ownership [39:10] - Thought crime and 1984 [40:33] - Final thoughts [42:01] - Show close Links of Interest Patheos.com - Gun Owners Need To Be At the Forefront Of Calling For Gun Safety Legislation Prayer of the Week O Lord, we implore You, mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
    Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.
    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Pre-Order the Gun Rights Apologetics Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
    Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

    • 43 min
    Episode 207 - Reloading, Voting, and the DC Project

    Episode 207 - Reloading, Voting, and the DC Project

    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 avoid. Mia talks about the DC Project and how you can get involved. And Pastor Bennett opines about the upcoming elections and our attitude as Christian voters.
    Segments [0:33] - Open/Intro [3:45] - Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network [5:04] - Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill [16:30] - Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine [25:35] - Pastoral Pontifications with Pastor John Bennett [34:15] - Show Close Prayer of the Week O God, because You know that we dare not put our trust in anything that we do, mercifully grant that by Your power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
    Meet the Cast Lloyd Bailey - http://www.armedlutheran.us/about/ Mia Anstine - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mia/ Sergeant Bill Silvia - http://www.armedlutheran.us/bill/ Pastor John Bennett - http://www.armedlutheran.us/pastor Links of Interest Pre-Order the new Armed Lutheran Book - http://www.armedlutheran.us/product/gun-rights-apologetics-book-working-title/ Daily devotions for your family - http://www.armedlutheran.us/devotions Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below.
    Join the Reformation Gun Club! - http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Follow us on Twitter - http://www.armedlutheran.us/twitter And search for us on Instagram - http://www.armedlutheran.us/instagram Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
    Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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Awesome Podcast

Armed Lutheran is my favorite podcast!!

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Easily the best source for Christian gun ownership

Lloyd is great! As a competition shooter following along with Lloyd, Bill, and John is perfect for me. As a hunter, Mia is brilliant and aids me in my hunting prowess! Hands down this is the best Biblical defense/2nd Amendment podcast available!

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Required listening for pro Second Amendment Christians

I found this Podcast after a spiritual/Second Amendment debate with my daughter. Her attitude was how can you call yourself a Christian if you believe people can own guns? I wasn’t as prepared for that debate as I could have been, but now - thanks to this Podcast - I am!!

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