ALR109 – Thoughts on the Parkland School Shooting

Lloyd shares two thoughts on how Psalm 146 and Ash Wednesday relate to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Sgt. Bill shares lessons learned from a disqualification at his first sanctioned USPSA match. Mia shares a story of the dangers of being a good Samaritan. Aaron Israel shares some lessons we can learn from a Texas road rage incident. And Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails.


Links of Interest

Commentary: Psalm 146
“Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When this breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.” Psalm 146 cautions us to be careful in whom we place our trust. We place our trust in government, in schools, in police, to keep our kids safe. In every way imaginable, they fail us.

Commentary: Ash Wednesday
Few in the media noticed or commented on the fact that the Parkland shooting took place on Ash Wednesday. A day when we are reminded of our mortality. We are but dust, and to dust we shall return.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill drove to Houston for his first sanctioned USPSA match and was disqualified after three stages. He shares the lessons he learned about how to avoid doing it yourself.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
A Travis County, Texas road rage incident serves as the basis for today's self-defense tip.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia shares a personal friend's horrifying Good Samaritan story gone wrong and asks “what would you do?”

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor Bennett answers some listener emails about specific Bible verses and how they relate the the gun-rights debate.

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.

Our Closing Theme A rockin' rendition of A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed just for Armed Lutheran Radio by Kenny Gates.