ALR032 – Fear and Worry in Chicken Little America

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Bob Owens at Bearing Arms calls it “Chicken Little America,” a land where malls and airports go into panic mode because someone hears a loud noise. A Rutgers professor suggests that if gun violence has you worried, just turn off the news. We can't bury our heads in the sand and avoid the news of the evil world around us. Pastor Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon joins us again to discuss how to deal with worry and fear as a Christian.


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Special Guest: Pr. Evan Goeglein
Is gun violence making you a nervous wreck? A Rutgers professor suggests turning off the news. As the media over-hypes gun violence, many in America worry that it's out of control, despite the fact that violent crime is at record lows. Worry and fear are natural human emotions that everyone must deal with. Pastor Evan Goeglein joins us to discuss how, as Christians should think about these issues, and reminds us that worry is a mark of sin.

The Insults of Anti-Gunners
I don't take the insults of anti-gun, #gunsense zealots personally. But it does get under my skin when I consider just who they are insulting. People of the gun are some of the finest people you'll ever meet. I have been blessed to meet and get to know some terrific people, thanks to guns and the issue of gun rights. And hearing them insulted gets my blood boiling.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
The ability to call your shots is a critical skill for competitive and defensive shooting. Being able to put your sights on target, pull the trigger, and know, without looking at the target to confirm, just where your bullet struck. Sgt. Bill discusses how to develop this skill in today's Ballistic Minute.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
All too often we train and prepare for the threat from the active shooter, the stranger in the alley, the bump in the middle of the night. In today's tip, Aaron Israel reminds us that many times the biggest threat is one you know personally.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Not every self-defense situation requires us to draw our weapon, let alone to shoot. In many cases it's better to retreat, or avoid conflict and call police. Mia Anstine recommends you consider in what situations it would be appropriate to present and use your firearm.

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor Bennett was unable to join us again this week. Please keep him and his family, particularly their daughter Mary Alice, in your prayers as they deal with troubling medical issues.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity, and as we do obtain that which You promise, make us to love that which You command; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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