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ALR 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 talks tree-stands, and Pastor Bennett debuts his new segment, “Pastoral Pontifications,” debunking the anti-Christian myth that Christmas co-opted pagan holidays.





ALR 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 at the Tree of Life Synagogue. If you think it’s time to lay down the cross as a symbol of the church because of the…


ALR 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. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett examine the subject of illegal immigration and how we, as Christians, should think about the subject. Plus Lloyd’s thoughts on the…



ALR 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 beliefs, how should we think about suffering, persecution and self-defense? Lloyd and Pastor Bennett address the issue in today’s Clinging to God & Guns. Plus…



ALR 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 a good guy with a gun is theologically dangerous and morally repugnant…but offers absolutely no theology to counter the idea. Plus thoughts on 3D printed…


ALR 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 the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are different gods. One is violent and cruel, the other loving and…


ALR 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. Knutsen describes Augustana as a holy place where “justice and peace kiss.” That press conference launched the the “Lift Every Voice” campaign to gather signatures…