Previous to Seltz’s work in Washington D.C., he served as the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® radio program, a position he held since February 2011. As Speaker, now Speaker Emeritus, he served as the featured speaker on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ flagship Christian outreach radio program, with over 1 million listeners, airing on more than 1,800 stations across North America as well as on the American Forces Network. He served as the organization’s spiritual leader, evangelist, and ministry emissary with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church--Canada (LCC). Before joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, served as the Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center, as well as professor of Theology at Concordia University in Irvine, California. He went to Concordia in 2000 to oversee the master’s program in Theology and Culture. With over 75 pastors now in the urban mission field during his tenure, His work prepared leaders from various cultures to launch ministries in a variety of cultural settings, including Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Indonesian, Indian, and African-American just to name a few.
Prior to his work at Concordia, Seltz was the Executive Director of Life’s Journey Ministries, an urban, not-for-profit evangelism ministry in Manhattan, New York. He was also the founding pastor of the first new
Lutheran mission start in New York City in more than 40 years (Church For All Nations-LCMS), started a mission church in Dallas, served as pastor of a large congregation in Tampa.
Seltz is a sought after speaker on topics such as “Church and State – The public theology and mission of Christ’s Church in the 21st Century; The Public Practice of Believers as faithful “citizens;” Two-Kingdoms – One Mission – God at work in the World to bless; Missions; Evangelism; Cross-Cultural Ministry; Pastoral leadership in an Urban, Diverse World; Preparing Pastors and Leaders for the Post-modern, urban Church. Seltz holds a bachelor’s degree in New Testament-Biblical Languages from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plus a Master of Divinity in Systematics--New Testament and a Master of Sacred Theology in Systematics and a PhD in Theology and Culture, from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He also was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Concordia University Irvine for his urban work in Dallas, NYC, and Los Angeles, launching churches in the city as well as training over 75 candidates for LCMS-urban Ministry in the United States. He and his wife, Marie Yvette, have one daughter, Devin.
September 24th, 2021 | 36 mins 45 secs
Choosing a partner is about more than chemistry. The popular "50-50" concept doesn't work. God's plan is beautiful and very different.
September 16th, 2021 | 24 mins 20 secs
The Supreme Court has taken up the Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Case in Mississippi. Could this be the case that overturns Roe vs. Wade?
September 9th, 2021 | 30 mins 4 secs
Who has the ultimate authority to decide what our children learn in the classroom? The take-over of the parental authority to raise up children in the virtues of a quality education demonstrates that there is a radical disagreement about what those important values and virtues actually are. The modern debate is about what those values actually entail and in teaching about the fundamental issues of our culture.
August 19th, 2021 | 21 mins 59 secs
As Christians, we have to decide: re we going to be people who honor the teaching and moral directions of the Bible, the wisdom from God, or not? Who do we believe is the highest moral authority, God, or ourselves?
August 3rd, 2021 | 28 mins 57 secs
Equity is a destructive concept contrary to equality. Instead of striving to get everyone to the same starting point, it strives for everyone to have the same outcome, regardless of choices, effort, morals or attitude.
June 11th, 2021 | 27 mins 57 secs
Ending Cancel Culture is the return to normalcy that will bless us all if we just have the courage to do it.
May 24th, 2021 | 24 mins 42 secs
Why is religious liberty important? Because politics can't save us from the chaos in this world. We need a higher power!
April 8th, 2021 | 26 mins 55 secs
covid, shame, social media, vaccines
Fear of the unknown regarding COVID and COVID vaccines is fueling widespread shame. Tune in to find out why the tactic of shame doesn't influence the desired change in behavior.
March 26th, 2021 | 23 mins 38 secs
The Biblical, moral view of life is being completely pushed out of our culture. If we allow the demonization of Christians to go unchallenged, the ability to disagree with civility, and freedom of speech and conscience is dead.
March 5th, 2021 | 25 mins 33 secs
2020 presidential election, christian worldview, christians and politics, true faith
Today's culture tells us that it's acceptable, to covet, cheat, and take innocent life. How can Christians face this disaster? And do we have any power to overcome it? We need something much more than just optimism or wishful thinking.
February 18th, 2021 | 23 mins 17 secs
Our society glorifies immoral behavior and tears down any who try to uphold traditional Christian morals. But no power can muzzle the truth of God's word: not the government, not the president, not Google, Facebook or Twitter.
February 11th, 2021 | 22 mins 58 secs
The victim mindset is incredibly harmful and destructive and is the opposite of how God wants us to see ourselves! How can we take ownership of our life and fight the lie of victimhood with the truth of our victory in Christ?
February 4th, 2021 | 19 mins 49 secs
The first day he was in office, Biden signed an executive order that claims to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, but what it really does is discriminate against biological females. Title IX protections, meant to honor and protect girls are gone. Our girls' dignity is at stake. We're sacrificing them for the sake of another struggle and that, ethically, is wrong. Rather than give them the message that they matter, we're delivering the message that they are less-than.
January 27th, 2021 | 25 mins 21 secs
The Pro-Life movement is not just "Anti-Aobrtion," but spreads the beautiful message that life is sacred. It is God's first gift to every person. It stands to protect our right to live that sacred life each day to its fullest. Dignity and the sanctity of life are fundamental, foundational truths to a civil society.
January 21st, 2021 | 28 mins 41 secs
What causes estrangement between parents and children? And what are the effects of estrangement on our society? Can we find healing and reconciliation?
January 14th, 2021 | 23 mins 30 secs
The country of tomorrow is being taught in the classroom today. We need to understand that there are people who want to tear our children away from what is Biblically right, wholesome, virtuous, and instill in them some radical view of what it means to be a human being today. We can not let that happen. The consequences are too great. Our kids are too precious to leave them to this fate.