clinging to god & guns



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.






ALR Episode 217 – Coronapalooza, Part 3

So much has changed since Lloyd and Pastor Bennett reviewed the various government responses to COVID-19 we thought it would be a good idea to go back and re-assess based on new information and to see how those policies have changed and what harm or good they have done.



ALR 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…


ALR 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…