Lloyd Bailey is the Armed Lutheran, host of “Armed Lutheran Radio,” a weekly podcast about faith, firearms, and freedom.
He is a North Carolina native who moved to Texas to pursue an employment opportunity in the Lone Star State in 2013. He regularly competes in IDPA competitions, is a Life Member of the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation, and has been blogging and podcasting about the intersection of Christianity and guns since 2012. Armed Lutheran Radio is a member of the Self Defense Radio Network and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and other major podcast services, and is heard weekly at noon Pacific on KRRC 94.3 The Bridge in Rogue River, Oregon. Lloyd lives in Celina, Texas, with his wife of 23 years and their two children.
Our guest today is Lloyd Bailey. Lloyd is the Armed Lutheran, host of “Armed Lutheran Radio,” a weekly podcast about faith, firearms, and freedom.
He is also the author of the newly released book, “Duty to Defend”.
1) Why is the “duty to defend” such a difficult concept for both Christians and people of other Faiths?
2) You have some powerhouse voices who wrote contributions in this book. Was there one in particular that you felt would lend extra credence to your work?
3) In our current world, division is everywhere. Christ himself said, all those 2,000 years ago that chaff and wheat would be separated, and that he knew he was part of that sifting and sorting. He actually said in the Gospels that family member would turn against family member. How do we, as Christians, interpret and square a duty to defend with a duty to become separate from those who are of and in the World?
4) How were guns viewed in the household you were raised in? Were you raised with firearms?