Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty


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Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty ENCOURAGES the nation’s leaders; EDUCATES our churches, schools, universities, church workers, and laypeople; and ADVOCATES for religious liberty, educational choice, sanctity of life, and strong families.

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314 3rd St NE, Washington, D.C., USA, 20002Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Executive Director202-868-7291

The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) is a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) religious liberty organization headquartered in Washington D.C. The LCRL provides input, education, advice, advocacy, and resources in the areas of religious liberty, sanctity of life, strong families, and educational opportunities. The LCRL seeks to engage in discussions with the nation's leaders to establish partnerships and resources for the sake of the LCMS churches, schools, and members. 



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2022 Lutheran School Administrators Conference

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

March 27, 2022 - March 29, 2022

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Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty Overview

Welcome to the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

Two Kingdoms - Church and State?

Dr. Seltz reads his Mom and Pop paper on Two-Kingdoms.

LIBERTY ALERT: “How to talk politics with friends, family, and others…impossible?”

Dr. Seltz offers a weekly video Liberty Alert in which he reviews the events of the previous week and offers insights and instruction on a particular topic. This video is an excerpt from the Liberty Alert first made available on September 9, 2020. Please see http://lcrlfreedom.org/index.php/liberty-alert-videos for all of the videos.


  • Welcome to the LCRL office in Washington D.C.
  • At the office
  • Ready to be an Advocate
  • Presenting the blessing at the Rose Banquet, March for Life
  • Instructing pastors
  • Teaching
  • With "Richard Stockton" aka Rich Cohrs, signing people up to be a Champion for Religious Liberty
  • At the National Youth Gathering
  • Presenting at Camp Arcadia
  • Interacting with campers at Camp Arcadia
  • Presenting
  • Teaching at Comcordia, Texas
  • At the National LWML Convention
  • At Best Practices event
  • Preaching at the National LCMS Convention
  • Presenting at the joint LEA/LCRL event in Washington D.C.
  • Autographing his book, Resurrection Freedom
  • Dr. Gregory Seltz
  • Getting feedback
  • Live Liberty Alert from the LCRL office

Christian Public Engagement – Reformation Restraint

Reformation Restraint is the belief that God is at work in the world, and He is ultimately seeking the best for each person. Jesus himself tells us that “all authority in heaven and on earth” has been given to Him. Restraint, even if it becomes proper resistance in time, eagerly waits to see what God is up to first. This paper is one in a series called "Mom and Pop" papers that lay foundational principles for a Two-Kingdom citizen.

Christian Engagement of the World – Dynamic Differentiation

Christians realize that we are to be “Dynamically engaged.” God works to bless in very different ways through His Two-Kingdom blessing. He curbs evil through government and taxes; He blesses the common good through people getting married, having children, and working hard to take care of one another, but His ultimate work is to bring salvation to all as a gift. Law and Gospel, Kingdom of the Left – Kingdom of the Right. We take them both seriously, but one is for a time, one is forever. Differentiating between the two is key! This paper is one in a series called "Mom and Pop" papers that lay foundational principles for a Two-Kingdom citizen.

What Would Jesus Do? Or, What Would the Father Do?

“What would God the Father do?” is a question of how to order a safe, prosperous, and humane world with sinful, broken people at the helm. This paper is one in a series called "Mom and Pop" papers that lay foundational principles for a Two-Kingdom citizen.

LCRL Tri-Fold Brochure

An overview of the work and witness of Dr. Gregory Seltz and the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

A Prayer for Our Nation

Dr. Seltz offers a prayer for our nation.

LCMS Two-Kingdom Urban Missional Engagement: Nine Steps for Urban Mission

Dr. Seltz offers nine simple steps that will allow congregations and members to serve in an urban setting. However, these nine steps are easily adaptable to congregations in any setting, rural, small city, and suburban.