ALR066 – Holy Week and Handguns

Two events in the final week of the life of Christ are most often used on either side of the gun debate. Jesus tells his disciples in the Upper Room to sell their cloaks and buy swords, and later tells Simon Peter that all who take up the sword will perish by the sword. What's the proper context of these verses and what should we be focusing on as we read through these passages during the Holy Week of Easter? Pastor Evan Goeglein of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon joins us again to discuss it. Plus tips from Sgt. Bill, Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, and Mia Anstine.


Links of Interest

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia shares her thoughts as a mother, as an instructor, about the tragic death of 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill in Philadelphia.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sgt. Bill talks about what you need to be ready to shoot your first IDPA match.

Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel shares his thoughts on the fallibility of memory immediately after a dynamic critical incident.

Special Guest: Pr. Evan Goeglein
Pastor Evan Goeglein of Table Talk Radio joins us again to discuss two of the most commonly (mis)used passages from the Bible from Luke 22 and Matthew 26. Both events took place during the original Holy Week preceeding Christ's passion and Crucifixion and both are used on opposite sides of the gun rights debate.

Prayer of the Week
O almighty and eternal God, who through the death of Your Son has destroyed sin and death, and by his rising to life again restored innocence and everlasting life, that being delivered from the power of the devil, I might live under You in Your kingdom, grant that I may be forever comforted by true faith in the resurrection of Your dear Son. While I live, guide me with Your holy counsel, and when I die, give me the crown of life, that with all the holy angels and the elect I may praise and glorify You, 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.