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ALR Episode 255 – Ask the Armed Lutherans #1

This week we have our first “Ask the Armed Lutherans” variety show where the entire cast answers the question: “What was the first gun you learned to shoot with and the first gun you bought for yourself?” Mia, Lloyd, Bill, and John share their own first gun experiences, fun stories,…


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 250 – Our Favorite Things of 2020

2020 was a bag of flaming excrement for most people. Unless you were an elected politician, you may have dealt with job and/or income losses, lockdowns, travel restrictions, and social isolation. Lloyd, Pastor Bennett, and Sgt. Bill close out 2020 by looking for silver linings as we kick off our…


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 244 – The Great Disconnect, Part 2

In this week’s Clinging to God & Guns episode, it’s part two of our discussion on the state of American culture and the move to find alternative media and news outlets. Today we share tech tips for keeping your private data safe when you’re online, plus recommendations for alternatives to…




ALR Episode 240 – Biden, Bullpups, Bullets and BS

On this week’s variety show we hear Lloyd’s thoughts on the upcoming election, Mia talks about the utility of bullpup shotguns for home defense, Sgt. Bill has advice for training during yet another ammo shortage, and Pastor Bennett debunks a nonsensical article from our favorite heretic: Rev. John Piper.


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…