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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)

Previously known as 'Lutherans and Contraception' -- this blog is a place for thoughtful confessional Lutherans to address the negative issue of contraception and the positive issue of procreation -- all through the theology of the cross.

Founded by Rev. David Rufner, who began by posting a critique of Christians' acceptance of abortifacient methods of contraception, this blog is now moderated by Dr. Erich Heidenreich, DDS. Postings explore both historical viewpoints and contemporary patterns, subjecting all to the scrutiny of Scripture and the testimony of the Lutheran Confessions. The result is a revival of a once long-held Christian consensus: Procreation prevails over contraception.

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