ALR008 – Should a Christian Own a Gun?

This week's episode is jam packed. We welcome our newest contributor, firearms instructor Aaron Israel. Sergeant Bill has tips on getting the most out of your dry fire practice. Two contestants square off in the very first Armed Lutheran Gun Quiz. Pastor Bennett is back for another installment of Clinging to God and Guns. And we have a special musical number created just for the show.


Links of Interest

Clinging to God and Guns
Pastor John Bennett is originally from the greater Los Angeles area. He attended Concordia University in Irvine, California, from 1996 until 2001. After graduating from the pre-seminary program with a degree in Theology, Pastor John attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated in 2005, and has served as the pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Willow Bend, Minnesota since July of that year. Pastor Bennett and his wife, Kerrie were married in 2003 and have three children.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Sergeant Bill Silvia is a 15-year veteran police officer with a wide range of experience with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. He is an Expert IDPA shooter in SSP, CCP, CDP, and ESP. He won 1st Place CDP Expert at the 2015 Fall Brawl and Battle-N-Benton, 1st SSP Expert at the 2015 Badlands Regional, 2nd Place SSP Expert at the 2015 Mississippi Showdown, 1st Place ESP Sharpshooter at the 2015 Coastal Bend Challenge and 2nd Place SSP Expert at the 2014 Silver Dollar Championship.

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Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense
Aaron Israel is an eight-year veteran of the United States Army with experience in Psychological Operations on the enlisted side and as a Captain in the Field Artillery branch on the officer side. Aaron graduated from the University Of Oklahoma in 2007 with a degree in Finance and immediately went on Active duty. He deployed to southern Iraq in support of OIF in 2008-2009 with 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. He left the service in 2011 and now works full-time in the oil and gas industry and founded Fundamental Defense to teach defensive firearms classes. Aaron lives in Willow Park, Texas with his wife Stacey and daughter Savannah.

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The Great Armed Lutheran Trivia Quiz
Mike Epperson (below, left) of Duncanville, Texas squares off against David Braaten (right) of Raleigh, North Carolina for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Lucky Gunner.


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