religious liberty

CTCR report addresses marriage and the state

The report follows several requests, in recent years, for the CTCR to address the question of whether or to what extent LCMS clergy should continue to serve as agents of the state in officiating marriages and signing civil marriage licenses.

‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year

The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.

Harrison letter offers counsel and resources on COVID-19 vaccine

The letter was sent to the rostered workers, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations of the Synod.

‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church

The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.

Harrison signs joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Education

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined with other religious leaders in asking the U.S. Secretary of Education to preserve protections for faith-based student organizations on public college campuses.

Synod president releases statement on pending Equality Act legislation

If signed into law, the bill would have a significant and wide-ranging impact on Christian churches, schools, institutions and individuals.

LCMS President’s statement on the Equality Act

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the Equality Act.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz presents on “Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture.”

August ‘Witness’: Necessary conversations

The issue studies the intersection of faith and politics.

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

COVID-19 and the church: A different phase and a different response

As governors, mayors and councilmen provide guidelines to meet the impact of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, heightened concerns about government overreach and infringement of constitutional rights are being raised in many sectors of society.

Faith in the public square: LCMS youth starts pro-life group at her public high school

Anna Young, an LCMS pastor’s daughter, recently started a Students for Life of America group at her public high school in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first such group in the county.

KFUO Radio: Christianity and the rise of science

During a Free to be Faithful® program, Worldwide KFUO moderator Kip Allen and the Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, discuss the relationship between Christianity and the rise of science.

KFUO Radio: Do you vote with your dollars?

Robert Kuykendall of 2ndVote, a website that rates companies based on the causes they support, joins KFUO host Kip Allen during a Free to be Faithful® program to discuss how to be an intentional Christian consumer while many American corporations fight against life and marriage.

KFUO Radio: Two-kingdom perspective of the State of the Union address

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, discusses the 2019 State of the Union address from a two-kingdom perspective during a Free to be Faithful® program with KFUO host Kip Allen.

KFUO Radio: LCMS Life Conference

The Rev. Robert Zagore, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, talks about the 2019 LCMS Life Conference during a Free to be Faithful® program with KFUO host Kip Allen.