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April 23rd, 2011 Post by

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog; this video is well worth a listen.



Partners in the Gospel

Rev. Seltz and LCMS President Harrison Meet Face-to-Face

The President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour radio program are two of the most influential positions throughout the Christian world. The two new men who have moved into these positions within the past year, Rev. Matthew Harrison and Rev. Greg Seltz, got together at the world headquarters of Lutheran Hour Ministries in early March to welcome each other to their new positions, share stories about their ministries, and discuss some of the challenges facing the church today.


Special thanks to the Lutheran Hour Ministries staff for getting us a link to this video so quickly. The original LHM interview can be found here.

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  1. Old Time St. John’s
    April 23rd, 2011 at 11:31 | #1

    Wow, this is so cool.

    What a wonderful introduction to Pastor Seltz. I like him already now.

    And they both, clearly, are great church men, with the right priorities and the balance of humility and confidence in God that characterizes the best of the Missouri Synod.

    I love the way Pastor Harrison said that it is just unacceptable that the Missouri Synod decline at this point. We have so much to offer.

    And I’m glad that they know that we are praying for them.


    Interesting statistics about youth–only half of baptized babies ever get confirmed, and only half of the confirmed continue to go to church. So completely tragic. I’m pondering this prayerfully now.

    Did you notice that Pastor Harrison said that the restructuring is about finished? That’s good news, and actually it’s pretty impressive to me as a business person. I didn’t think that they would be able to get done for at least a year, given the sweep of the changes.

  2. John Rixe
    April 24th, 2011 at 09:31 | #2

    First sermon by Pastor Seltz

    April 24th, 2011 at 11:30 | #3

    Heard and read the sermon, watched and listened to the video, I think that we again have 2 confessional, theologians in two of the most visible positions in our Church. God preserve them.

  4. mbw
    April 24th, 2011 at 15:19 | #4

    Very encouraging.

  5. Kebas
    April 25th, 2011 at 04:19 | #5

    At the 2010 LCEF Fall Leadership Conference in Nashville the former Lutheran Hour speaker gave a keynote address which many interpreted as less than supportive of Pres. Harrison. (Though anyone present will recall how he concluded by saying that was “bologna” complete with a Powerpoint slide of the same.)

    So this is a VERY welcome change in tone indeed.

  6. Jesse
    April 25th, 2011 at 13:02 | #6

    There are a few short clips of Rev. Seltz on YouTube speaking at a Regional Outreach Conference (ROC) Lutheran Hour Ministries put on a few months ago. The channel can be accessed here: .

    I’m not skilled at discerning preaching, but Rev. Seltz has given me a good impression so far.

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