clinging to god & guns




ALR Episode 270 – Context is King

Context, context, context. Millions of Christians use proof texts to promote or defend preferred ideological positions, political movements, or worldviews. And most of those who do the proof-texting do it with little or no context. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett address a recent example from listener comments to help you recognize the…


ALR Episode 268 – Lessons from Florida Man

In this week’s “Clinging to God & Guns” show, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett catch up with the latest exploits of Florida Man to review two tragic stories with important lessons for privacy, personal protection, and self-defense. Segments [00:00] – Blooper [00:30] – Opening and welcome [03:14] – Thanks to our…







ALR Episode 254 – Why Do Churches Support Gun Control?

Turns out, the majority of American Christians may not actually be Christians. They like their religion with a strong dose of personal opinion, politics, and a heaping helping of heresy. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the vexing question of why American Christian churches get involved in social justice issues like…



ALR Episode 246 – It’s a Florida Man Christmas

It’s the penultimate edition of Armed Lutheran Radio for 2020 and our final Clinging to God and Guns show as Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig into some Christmas-themed “Florida Man” stories to see what moral and self-defense lessons we can learn from Snoop Claus, Melvin the Vampire Slayer, and Jolly…


ALR Episode 239 – Pious and Prudent Rulers

In this week’s Clinging to God & Guns episode, Pastor Bennett is back from California and joins Lloyd to discuss the upcoming election and the last Presidential debate. We also turn to Martin Luther’s thoughts on pious and prudent rulers to respond to the notion that, as a Christian, we…


ALR Episode 237 – What Can We Learn?

In this week’s Clinging to God & Guns episode, Pastor Bennett returns to discuss some recent news stories about gun violence and the ineffectiveness of gun laws. The discussion takes an unexpected turn and goes much longer than expected as we dive into the importance of valuing life from conception…


ALR Episode 233 – The Kenosha Kid

In this week’s Clinging to God & Guns episode, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the adventures of Kyle Rittenhouse and the shooting of three mostly peaceful protesters during the looting in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.