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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)

Dr. Ryan MacPherson, Issues, Etc., radio interview by Pastor Todd Wilken,, 8 March 2011.


What is the natural law of the family? What are the consequences for a society that rejects natural law? Dr. MacPherson addresses these and other questions in an interview based on his chapter “The Natural Law of the Family” in Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal (CPH, 2011).

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