GNG 004 – Zero Dark Thirty Review

zd30Zack and Mike invite Greg, from Gun Guy Radio, over so we can review the hit movie Zero Dark Thirty!


God and Guns Podcast

Episode 004 – Christian Review of Zero Dark Thirty



Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, your host, (Zack) And I’m Zack, your other host.

Zack and I use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.

Today Greg, from Gun Guy Radio, will be joining us as we review Zero Dark Thirty. How you doing Greg?


Comedy Corner:

If Chuck Norris were ever to run out of ammo, his weapon would continue to fire out of fear

of disappointing him.


Little Boy in church Joke:

A mother took her little boy to church.

While in church the little boy said, “Mommy, I have to pee.”


The mother said to the little boy, “It’s not appropriate to say the word ‘pee’ in church. So, from now on whenever you have to ‘pee’ just tell me that you have to ‘whisper’.”


The following Sunday, the little boy went to church with his father and during the service said to his father, “Daddy, I have to whisper.“


The father looked at him and said, “Okay, just whisper in my ear.”


Listener Email:

Josh: “Hey guys, great show. Thank you for putting it on. Just what I was looking for.”


Kyle: “ Hey guys! Found out about your podcast through gun guy radio. I must say… In very impressed with how you’ve tied in the message. It seems you guys have turned this into a ministry! I would like to ask you guys a favor if at all possible. I’m studying Kung Fu with Here I Stand Kung Fu… We’re just an instructor and two students but we believe God is leading us to pursue a ministry with this school. Like the title implies, we take Martin Luther’s bold stance before the elite clergy of his day proclaiming Faith Alone and Christ Alone and did not back down an inch… Much like our Christian lives should be.

Here I Stand Kung Fu is on facebook.


Dan: “Mike & Zack, Recently I was introduced to AR-15 podcast, which led me to Gun Guy

Radio, and then I heard mentioned that there was a God and Guns podcast, so I came here to listen…

I was surprised though that there was no mention of Nehemiah.”


Rob: “Mike, You and Zack are putting on a really good podcast. As a Christian and gun enthusiast you have already touched on many of the topics that are on my mind in relation to moral questions. Your last show about letting guns become an idol was convicting and right on. There have been many times when my zeal for guns out ways that for The Lord as much as I hate to admit that. Money has been an issue lately so I can not afford to shoot much so it has not been as bad of an issue but it certainly can tip to the sin side. One of my big struggles I have is if it’s right to use violence to resist tyranny that would undermine the rule of law in this nation. I know I am a Christian first and an American second. The resistance I am talking about would be defensive Not offensive. We are to respect governmental authority but what if that authority would one day seek to undermine rule of law established in this country and try to confiscate arms or food supply like Stalin did to Ukraine? What is the line a Christian should draw? Civil disobedience? Violent opposition? Or no opposition? It would be really cool to have a show topic on that question (although I know you guys shy away from the political side). Just wondering where other Christians fall on the issue and you guys seem very well grounded in reality. Also would you all ever discuss church carry? I live in Texas where it is legal. Both my wife and I carry regularly. Come to find out there are many in our congregation who carry including a few of our pastors. I would have never known until it came up in conversation one day.

I’m getting long winded but thank you all for filling a void in gun talks shows that needed to be filled! Don’t worry about that one star rating. Keep up the good work!”


Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 90:12

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (NIV)




Main Topic: Zero Dark Thirty

-Awards: Nominated for fiveacademy awards.

Earned fourGolden Globe nominations, Jessica Chastain won best actress.


– A new genre – procedural drama- Methodical

-Re-unites Mark Boal (Writer) and Kathryn Bigelow from the Hurt Locker.

-Controversy over the film? (torture- does this movie glorify torture?)

-How true is Maya’s (Jessica Chastain) story in the film? It seems to be accurate at least there is a female CIA officer, her identity is classified of course.

-Did one of the choppers crash in real life? Yes

-Dislikes about the film:

Mike: I don’t know if I had a dislike. I do think the portrayal of the torturing was played down significantly if I had to guess.

Zack: Complaints from Bin Laden Shooter – Seals don’t yell breacher during a op. fist to the helmet sufficient signal / dumb tattoos on Seals.


-Favorite part of the film:

Mike:Definitely the raid at the end. I liked how the Arab guy on the team lured out the bad guys by speaking their native dialect. “Osama, Osama, Bang!”



-What guns did you see? has this list

The AN/PEQ-2 was sweet!! The seals had it on their HK416’s. It has twoinfrared laser emitters—one narrow beam used for aiming the rifle, and one wide beam used for illuminating targets, like aflashlight. The beams can only be seen throughnight vision goggles. Each beam can be zeroed independently, and the illuminator’s radius is adjustable.



Wish List:

Art from Facebook: Mossberg 500 Turkey Tactical

Brian from Facebook: Remington 700 VTR .308


iTunes Reviews and facebook feedback:

Cory: (facebook) “One quick thing to add to your conversation about things that could take the place of Christ in our lives. Even very good things like church work and family can sometimes get in the way of our pursuit of God.”


Tony: (facebook) “Well y’all beat me to it. Me and my brother law were going to do the same thing. He is a preacher and I am the gun guy but we couldn’t make the time. But I’m glad that you guys did,it is something that the podcast community needed and I think that it’ll do we’ll. I love the show. Y’all are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.”

– Tony mentioned that his daughter passed away last year so lets keep his family in our prayers.

Wrap Up:

-Send feedback to or or

-Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on facebook at

-Also, support the Firearms Radio Network by checking out their other podcasts. Special thanks to Zeke from Talking Lead for putting me in contact with 22Plinkster.




GNG 003 – A lifestyle of guns?

lots of gunsThis week is hard hitting!  Mike and Zack tackle tough questions about how involved a Christian should be with guns and if this awesome love for guns could ever border idolatry.


God and Guns Podcast

Episode 003 – A lifestyle of guns?



Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, your host, (Zack) And I’m Zack, your other host.

Zack and I use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests. Today we’ll be talking about characteristics of the “gun lifestyle” and what that should look like in the life of a Christian. We’ll tackle tough questions like, “How much is too much?”, and “Am I leaving room for God?”


Quick time out: (Zack)

Reflect on the week. This week I have both praise and prayers. In the light of the tragic events this week concerning Chris Kyle. I would just like to state that Mike and I’s prayers go out to Chris’s family and friends (Chad Littlefield). I didn’t know Chris personally but by all accounts he was a Christian and “good guy”. I hope that he is in a perfect place gives those that loved him some comfort. Also, I would like to Thank all members of the military past and present for their service. There are far too many men and women who give their lives for our freedom and we will never know their names.


I would like to praise the FBI and Law Enforcement officials for the great work they did in Midland City, AL. They were able to rescue the boy from the bunker(Ethan) in which he was held hostage. Truly outstanding work after several days of negotiation.


Comedy Corner:

* Chuck Norris once got bitten by a rattle snake… after 3 days of pain and agony… the snake died.

* Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding.

* Chuck Norris doesn’t flush the toilet, He scares the crap out of it.


Weekly Bible Verse:

Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”




Main Topic:

-We preface this topic with this: Some lifestyles are sinful in and of themselves and we agree that scripture supports that claim. Some lifestyles are not. This show is about 1 particular lifestyle; guns.


-I think guns become a lifestyle as a result of how involved we are in making them our hobby or interest. So maybe the more accurate topic title would be, “Is my hobby sinful?”


-Guns (Like any other thing of the world) can become an idol.


Tim Keller described Idolatry: (American Christian author, speaker, and the founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He is the author of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism / Counterfeit gods


“One of the signs that an object is functioning as an idol is that fear becomes one of the chief characteristics of life. When we center our lives on the idol, we become dependent on it. If our counterfeit god is threatened in any way, our response is complete panic. We do not say, ‘What a shame, how difficult,’ but rather ‘This is the end! There’s no hope!”


Verse list:

-Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 22:37

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

1 John 2:16

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”


Main questions:

-How important are guns as a need? Separating Need from Hobby or pastime.

-How important are guns as a luxury/hobby?

-How are you using your love for guns to glorify God?

-Protecting others

-Taking pleasure in something that ultimately came from Him.

-Guns are a product of someone’s ingenuity and resourcefulness and we enjoy that.

-We hone our skills by focusing on precision and excellence.

-Going to the range, hunting, and educating on safety provide a level of bonding with family and friends.


-How could the use of guns become a sinful lifestyle?

-Obvious stuff like breaking the law

-You become engrossed in them so much it takes away attention from God, family, or job.

– If your sense of self worth get tied to your gun persona. Your worth comes from being a child of God. Amen!

-They take the place of God.


-What should we make of the phrase, “You can’t have too many guns.”?

-How much is too much?

-What are you giving up for the guns you do have. What I mean is, are we not tithing, are you not being a good steward of what you given.

-It’s possible for a person with 1 gun to be guilty of idolatry in relation to his gun, but living next to a guy with 1,000 guns, not living in idolatry.

-Idolatry is of the Mind and Soul, not in the lifestyle or possession itself.


-Are you leaving room for God?

-Trick question. God should be our full focus. The real answer is that pleasure (guns) should be the spice of life, not the reason for it. (Pastor Jim Nicodem)

-Test-If you couldn’t have guns, would you be content with having Jesus? This has nothing to do with a ban.

Lets pretend you lost your guns.

-It’s possible to be content, yet still miss something.




Wish List:

Greg: “.223 ammo”

Hugh: “A good scope for my .22”

Craig: Answered Hugh by suggesting the BSA SW 4×32.

Robb: “Kimber Solo, S&W Bodygaurd, glovebox .38 special

Emmett: “A little more lenient gun laws in NY.”

Sherry: “A FOID card.”

Listener Feedback:

Shout out to Toby for offering interview ideas via our fb page.


Ben emailed me:

Mike and Zack,

Job well done on tackling an area many people would like to keep separate! When I heard it announced on gun guy radio hat you guys were starting this podcast I was super excited and have checked back every week to see when it would be released. Thank you guys for being men of integrity, combining two of my favorite things, and addressing the moral, ethical and spiritual issues that many Christian gun owners avoid. Your podcast is both enjoyable and enlightening!

Keep fighting the good fight.


Robb emailed me:

Just listened to the first podcast. Great job! No pretense. I just bought my first carry pistol (Ruger SR40C) and waiting for the permit any day now. I’m passionate about all I do and learning the laws, etiquette, and safety, regarding everyday carry is a blast.


Jeremy emailed me right before recording:

Hi Guys,

I love the podcast and can’t wait to see what this podcast develops into! Ya’ll mentioned a story about missionaries that chose not to use their guns when attacked by savages. That is a true story presented in the movie End of The Spear. It is wonderful and I highly recommend it. Anyway, well done on episode one and I’m listening to episode 2 as I write this.

God bless you both and your families. I will be praying for you guys!


iTunes Reviews:

We got a 1 star rating! What?


-trey dogg3 says: “Thanks guys for making the show. I really enjoy the concept and look forward to many episodes. Mike and Zach err Zack for basically being noobs at podcasting you are doing a great job. Keep up the great word and good work.


-Csbdawg says: Great show guys! Keep up the great work of spreading the message.

Wrap Up:

-Send feedback from or email me at or email Zack at

-Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on facebook at

-Also, support the Firearms Radio Network by checking out their other podcasts.




GNG 002 – Getting wives into shooting

trinityToday, Mike and Zack try our best to inform you on how we were succesful in getting our wives into shooting, and then try to translate that into information you can use.


God and Guns Podcast

Episode 002 – Getting wives involved in shooting




Welcome back to the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, your host, (Zack) And I’m Zack, your other host.

Zack and I use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.

Today we’ll be talking about getting our wives interested in shooting.

-Obviously girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and girls that are friends would be included as well.


Comedy Corner:

There were 11 people hanging on to a rope that came down from a helicopter. Ten were men and one woman. They all decided that one person should get off because if they didn’t, the rope would break and everyone would die. No one could decide who should go. Finally the woman gave a really touching speech on how she would give up her life to save the others, because women were used to giving up things for their husbands and children.

All of the men started clapping.


Chuck Norris Corner:

Chuck Norris doesn’t call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.


There used to be a street named after Chuck Norris, but it was changed b/c No one crosses Chuck Norris and lives.


Chuck Norris Has a grizzly bear carpet in his livingroom. The bear isn’t dead it is just afraid to move.


Chuck Norris once urinate in a semi truck’s gas tank as a joke… that truck is now known as Optimus Prime.


Weekly Bible Verse:

Proverbs 31:10

“A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.” (NIV)




Main Topic:

What are the main objections wives/women give?

-Guns are intimidating.

-General disinterest – not a typical woman’s hobby.

-They think they are unsafe to have around kids

How should a man respond to objections?

-With patience, and understand that she is uncomfortable.

-Don’t get frustrated.

-Make it about her and the kids. She needs to know how to use the best tool to defend herself. She is responsible for protecting the family when you’re not around.

-Get her a pink gun.

How should a man respond to eagerness?

-Take full advantage of the situation before it changes.

-Take her to a range that rents guns and let her pick one she likes.

-Make safety a priority!

What steps should be taken when teaching your wife how to shoot?

-Make safety a priority!

-Start with 1 bullet. You never know how she might respond when the gun goes off.

-Don’t make her clean the guns (yet!).

How can we make it more interesting for them?

-Make lessons short and sweet. Show her how to load, shoot, and clear the chamber safely. She can lose interest if you cover all the mechanical features of the gun.
-Story from Abby- I was gone and the doorbell rang at 11:00pm. She got the gun out and kept it next to her.



Wish List:

Mike: Thanks to the AR-15 Podcast on the Firearms Radio Network I was introduced to the Israel Weapon Industries TAVOR (IWI CTAR).


Zack: LWRC Repr ( LWRC Repr) / Springfield XDS 9mm (Springfield XDS)
Listener Feedback:

Chris from Georgia sent feedback through the website. He says, “Hey guys great podcast! I’m from Clarkesville Georgia 15 min from Toccoa Falls. Never thought I would see the day or hear, my two favorite subjects talked about in a podcast!!! Thank you so much for spreading the word of Jesus and the responsibility of gun ownership. Your first podcast made me really think about the consequences of pulling the trigger if my family or I were in a life or death situation,personally I would for the very reasons you have stated. I think this country needs a lot more moral values instilled in order to keep on moving forward and y’all give me inspiration! Thanks and God Bless!”


iTunes Reviews:

mikeandmelli says, “Hey guys, This is an awesome idea to make a podcast on. Being passionate about the Lord and guns, this brings them together seamlessly. Even though there is one episode thus far, having listened to it and other podcasts in the network since the beginning I am confident that God and Guns is yet another success.


FirePowerGirl31 says, “The content was so good, and entertaining! You guys rock!”


Wrap Up:

-Send your feedback from or email me at or

-Please tell your friends about us and leave an iTunes review, and like us on facebook at

-Remember to support the Firearms Radio Network by checking out their other podcasts.




GNG 001 – Intro and Ethics of Gun Ownership

GodandGuns1400x1400For the very first episode, Mike and Zack introduce themselves and give their statement of faith.  Then they get into the ethics of gun ownership.  This will be the reference point for any new listener to understand the viewpoint we have and why we do this show.  Thanks for your support!!


God and Guns Podcast – Episode 001

Introduction of hosts and Statement of Faith

Main topic – Ethics of gun ownership.




Hello and welcome to the very first weekly episode of the God and Guns Podcast. My name’s Mike, your host, (Zack) And I’m Zack, your other host.

Zack and I will be using this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests.

Today we’ll be introducing ourselves so you can know a little bit about us and going over our mission and statement of faith. After that we’ll be discussing the ethics of gun ownership.


Mike – Some of you may recognize me from Gun Guy Radio where I have appeared as a co-host for a number of episodes.

-Grew up in a Christian home. And grew up around guns. I still consider myself a gun noob.

-I attended Toccoa Falls College in northeast Georgia. Biblical Studies degree.

-Happily married and have 2 boys with 1 on the way.


Zack – None of you will recognize me from Gun Guy Radio because this is my first podcast (this is a different Zack). I am a christian, husband, expectant father, and provider. I grew up in a christian home with a hunting gun enthusiast father. I also graduated from TFC but with a degree in Communications.


Some confessions about me: I don’t like
long walks on the beach… short to medium length walks at best.

– As a young man I enjoyed rap music, but as I get older I like country music more and more.

– My two favorite Christmas movies are Die Hard and Ntl Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

I those items give you insight into me, but of course I am more than those monikers. I am struggle against my selfish sinful nature and thus to keep my integrity intact I turn to Jesus for strength but like most men I don’t lean on him enough.


Statement of Faith:

We believe there is one God, who is the creator and sustainer of life. We believe that we as humans are naturally sinful and require atonement for our sins, which is where Christ comes in! We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and was sent here to die and take the punishment that we deserve and that He was raised up again by His Father in heaven. We also believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and that can be achieved only by putting your faith in Him and making Him the Lord of your life.




Ethics of gun ownership:

-Jesus taught that is was ok to save the life of your animal on the Sabbath.

-Rahab lied to save the life of God’s spies in Jericho.

-Protecting yourself and your family

1 Timothy 5:8– Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (NIV)


Psalm 91:1-16 (David wrote this but was constantly under threat by Saul. David carried weapons and so did his soldiers)

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”

and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”(NIV)


Proverbs 17:19– “Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.”(NIV)


Psalm 82:4– “Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”(NIV)


Ezekial 33:6– “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.”(NIV)


Exodus 22:2-3– “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; 3 but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed. “Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft.”(NIV)


Nehemiah 4:8-23

8 “They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. 9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”

11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.”

12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, “Wherever you turn, they will attack us.”

13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. 14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.

16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah 17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, 18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

19 Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”

21 So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out. 22 At that time I also said to the people, “Have every man and his helper stay inside Jerusalem at night, so they can serve us as guards by night and as workers by day.” 23 Neither I nor my brothers nor my men nor the guards with me took off our clothes; each had his weapon, even when he went for water.”[a](NIV)


1 Samuel 13:19-22– (Early gun control)

19 “Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!” 20 So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plow points, mattocks, axes and sickles[a] sharpened. 21 The price was two-thirds of a shekel[b] for sharpening plow points and mattocks, and a third of a shekel[c] for sharpening forks and axes and for repointing goads.

22 So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a sword or spear in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.”(NIV)


Psalms 44:6-7 (Technically you can’t even trust your guns to save you. We still have to put our trust in God)

6 “I put no trust in my bow,

my sword does not bring me victory;

7 but you give us victory over our enemies,

you put our adversaries to shame.”(NIV)


-Resorting to violence in the face of a non-violent threat is wrong. (Mocking, Teasing, etc…)

-Our goal is a productive relationship with God. We have a biblical responsibility to serve God before everything else, and that includes guns.


-Objections to using a gun.

-Thou shalt not kill-

-Turn the other cheek-


Comedy Corner

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.


The Pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”


My friend replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.” The pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”


He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”


Wish List:


Listener Feedback:

Emmett says,

Hey Mike,

Thanks for getting back to me with the info! I am excited to see where

this new podcast goes. I know that it will be one of my new favorites,

and I will be eagerly waiting for wednesday to come around so i can

listen to the first episode!


iTunes Reviews:


Wrap Up:

-Send feedback to

-Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on facebook at

-Also, support the Firearms Radio Network by checking out their other podcasts.