THRU THE FIRE

Dr. Marie Seltz and her husband, Dr. Gregory Seltz, form a dynamic duo as they discuss current issues in politics, culture, and relationships with wit and wisdom. These two don't shy away from the hard topics but tackle them head-on, viewing everything through the lens of Biblical authority. Get ready for some fun, fresh perspective on today's important issues.

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Dr. Marie Seltz

Dr. Gregory Seltz

Canceling our differences rather than seeking to understand one another, help one another, or honor one another is wrong. It shuts down communication, it shuts doors to understanding, it further divides us, it honors no one, it levies restrictions and empowers a few through propaganda to enable a minority to control the majority by using shame and emotions. Hitler used it, Franklin Rosevelt used it. We need to push back.

June 11, 2021

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Politics can’t save us. It’s only because of the power of Christ’s death on the cross that we have the strength to face the evil and chaos in our world. Easter is not political, but its message is what makes liberty and freedom truly possible. It’s a proclamation of what God did and is doing amidst the chaos of our world.

May 24, 2021

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The COVID pandemic, with the assistance of social media, has brought out the worst in herd behavior, specifically shame. Previously a personal decision, healthcare choices are now becoming understood as social matters. Throngs of individuals are joining forces to shame others into conforming to quell their own fears and lack of control of the current situation. Such behavior leads to pressure, defensiveness, confusion, and isolation for many targeted individuals and seldom influences the intended behavior change. There are better ways to have conversations and see conversions in behavior.

April 8, 2021

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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 26, 2021

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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.

March 5, 2021

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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 18, 2021

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The world is a sinful and destructive place and our culture tells us we are victims, not responsible for our circumstances. This mindset is incredible harmful and destructive and is the opposite of how God wants us to see ourselves! How can we help our kids take ownership of their lives and fight the lie of victimhood with the truth of our victory in Christ?

February 11, 2021

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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.

February 4, 2021

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Life is God’s first gift to every person. The Pro-Life movement spreads the beautiful message that life is sacred. 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 29, 2021

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We’re all sinful people, we all make mistakes, but we’re still called to be the best parents, and the best children, that we can be. Estrangement from those we love is a source of great pain. How do we heal from that pain and move toward reconciliation?

January 21, 2021

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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.

January 14, 2021

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Are Christians out of step with what’s going on in the world? Or do we view things from a different perspective? We know that what’s happening now is temporary and that God can and will use it for eternal good. How do we respond to what’s going on in the world with love, truth AND grace?

January 8, 2021

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For many of us, reflecting on 2020 makes us feel frustrated, powerless, and overwhelmed with disappointments. What if you don’t have the energy or strength to look back, let alone look forward? Sometimes God allows our strength to be completely depleted so that we will rely on HIS strength.

December 31, 2020

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If we truly believe that Christmas is about more than giving gifts, gathering with family, and twinkling lights, then no power on earth can keep THIS Christmas from being the BEST Christmas ever!

December 24, 2020

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How much technology is too much? Technology has significantly altered our lives. When the very creators of smart-phones and social media platforms severely limit how much time their children spend on devices, it should raise a red flag. Studies show that too much screen time can be damaging, yet the average kid has a smart-phone starting at age 10.

December 10, 2020

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As parents, it’s our responsibility to advocate for our children. But when the culture censors the church and Christian parents, we are stripped of our parental right to equip our children to know right from wrong. – Do not let your voice be silenced! Do NOT leave your kids vulnerable to the lies of this world.

December 3, 2020

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“Be thankful for what you have.” — Most of us have heard this familiar phrase from a well-meaning friend at some point. The problem with this advice is that it turns our attention inward, toward our possessions. This kind of self-focus is thankless by nature. When Christ is the source of our joy, we can live our lives for others. Our joy increases, and worry, fear, and doubt decrease.

November 24, 2020

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The 2020 presidential election has been one of the strangest in history. Would Christians be shocked to know that their religious liberties were the main item on the ballot? In a culture that is more and more aggressively antagonistic to the Christian worldview, how can we be prepared to defend our voice?

November 13, 2020

2020 Presidential Election Chaos

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Courage is the ability to move forward in the face of adversity, even when it requires moving toward our fears. In this episode, Marie & Greg Seltz talk about how courage requires love, and love requires us to be outward focused. Selfishness smothers that courage and allows fear to bind us. Only when we put our faith in God and allow Him to guide our actions, can we break free from fear. Christ is our example: He courageously took on the yoke of our sins so that we have the strength to be courageous for others. If we’ve lost our courage as an individual or as a society, how do we take off this spirit of fear and selfishness?

November 5, 2020

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For many of us, the holiday season means family gatherings and conversations. What do you do when political issues come up? You may be tempted to avoid these discussions altogether, but Christians need to engage and share the truth in love. In this episode of Thru the Fire, the Seltzes help us understand why these conversations can be difficult and give some practical help to keep the tone respectful and loving.

October 29, 2020

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In this episode of Thru the Fire, Dr. Marie Seltz and Dr. Greg Seltz examine why it seems families and family values, traditional and otherwise, are under attack in our culture. The Family has been devalued. They discuss the history of the degradation of families in America, some of the reasons for it, and what they witnessed serving in urban missions in some of the country’s roughest neighborhoods. But, more significantly, they consider how we can reverse this destructive cultural and societal trend and how to bring back families as God intended them to exist.

October 22, 2020

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Do you struggle with political correctness while conversing with friends and family? Are you afraid for yourself and your children with the onset of the Cancel Culture in our society? On this episode of Thru the Fire, the husband and wife duo Dr. Marie Seltz and Dr. Gregory Seltz discuss the dangers of Political Correctness and how it has morphed into the Cancel Culture. We have moved from a society of “I don’t want to hear certain truths” to the point of “you can’t say that, and if you do, we’ll punish you!” How did this happen? Why have we moved so far, so fast?

October 17, 2020

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