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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)


Wanted: A Model Father

Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson talks on His Time (KFUO radio, with Randy Asburry) about the article “Wanted: A Model Father” that appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Life Date (Lutherans for Life). Addressing the spiritual responsibilities of fatherhood, Dr. MacPherson gleans insight from the Book of Proverbs and from Ephesians 6:4 to encourage fathers to nurture their families in the Word of God. Click for KFUO audio archive.

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