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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)

Faith and Guts: KFUO Interview with Deacon Andy Bates

Deacon Andy Bates, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, talks on His Time (KFUO radio, with Randy Asburry) about the article “Faith & Guts” that was in the May 2013 issue of The Lutheran Witness. Deacon Bates highlights the important roles that fathers have in catechizing their children through a home life of daily devotions. He also emphasizes the importance of the entire family attending the divine service with the congregation to be nourished by Word and Sacrament. Click for KFUO audio archive.

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