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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)


Called to Defend (Aug. 7, 2021)

You are invited to join Dr. Ryan MacPherson of the Hausvater Project ...

Called to Defend: Protecting Your Family and Church through God’s Gift of Lawful Civil Authority

Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church, Hayden, Idaho

August 7, 2021



  • Knowing Your Place within God’s Three Fortresses
    Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
    Co-host of the weekly podcast A Brief History of Power
    • God established the family, the church, and civil society.
    • He ordained them as three fortresses for protecting us.
    • What happens when one of them infringes upon the rights of the others?
  • Discovering How the Church Has Resisted Tyranny
    Dr. Ryan MacPherson, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn.
    Author of “4 Levels of Injustice: Knowing When to Suffer Patiently and When to Resist”
    • Does Romans 13 demand passive obedience to all government dictates?
    • Does Christian freedom permit chaotic rebellion against government?
    • Learn how the Church has responded to tyranny by Nazism and by Soviet and Chinese Communism, and how we can apply those lessons to today’s issues.
  • Standing against Unlawful Civil Authority Today
    D. Colton Boyles, Esq., Boyles Law, PLLC, Sandpoint, Ida.
    Idaho Counsel for AFLD and Candidate for Idaho Attorney General
    • Our state and federal constitutions are the Romans 13 authority God established.
    • When elected or appointed officials violate your rights, they violated God’s order.
    • Citizens have legal means available to assert their rights.
    • Lower officials have a conscientious duty to interpose against tyranny.
    • Learn about real-life examples from recent local and national events.


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