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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

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Jesus Never Will Leave Me

To the tune of Meinen Jesum Lass Ich Nicht
(“Jesus, I Will Never Leave”)


1. Jesus never will leave me.
Nothing e’er can separate us,
Though my thoughts and mind both flee.
Conqueror though Him who loved us!
Baptism is my guarantee—
Jesus never will leave me!

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Project Boaz: Christian Men and Pro-Life Advocacy

Project Boaz is my vision for how the Christian men of America can end abortion on demand in this country in half a generation. And this without reversing Roe v. Wade or getting the approval of women! That’s right, I have a plan. It’s ambitious, but it is really quite basic: call Christian men in America to be men like Boaz--men of principle, men of character, men of action, and men who are known to be reliable.

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The Culture of Life: Ten Essential Principles for Christian Bioethics


By Ryan C. MacPherson, Ph.D.



Book CoverDesigned for both individual and group study, this book outlines the culture of life in sharp contrast to the culture of death. Grounded in Holy Scripture, oriented by the forgiving love of Jesus Christ, and motivated by compassion for people in all of life’s stages, The Culture of Life guides readers through today’s most controversial topics in bioethics, including:

  • abortion and infanticide
  • euthanasia (“mercy killing”) and physician-assisted suicide
  • chastity, marriage, parenting, and elder care



12 chapters plus a bonus section:

  • Introduction: “There are two ways: one of life and one of death.”
  • Principle 1: “The culture of life cherishes God’s creation.”
  • Principle 2: “The culture of life celebrates marital procreation.”
  • Principle 3: “The culture of life flows from marriage.”
  • Principle 4: “The culture of life honors parents.”
  • Principle 5: “The culture of life respects the elderly.”
  • Principle 6: “The culture of life provides for widows and orphans.”
  • Principle 7: “The culture of life nurtures the rising generation.”
  • Principle 8: “The culture of life fosters a free and just society.”
  • Principle 9: “The culture of life appears doomed to extinction.”
  • Principle 10: “The culture of life heralds the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
  • Conclusion: “The culture of life looks to Christ alone.”
  • Bonus Section:
    • God’s Life-Giving Gospel Is Active at Conception
    • Will You Forgive Her, as God Has Forgiven Her?
    • “Return to Me”: The Perfect Marriage Is Founded on Forgiveness in Christ
    • How a Christian Child’s Love Won Jane Roe’s Heart
  • Study Questions
  • Scripture Index
  • Lutheran Confessions Index
  • General Index

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