From the June, 2009 issue of Touchstone
christianity Our Fathers’ Religion by S. M. Hutchens

Our Fathers’ Religion

S. M. Hutchens on Mere Christianity That Is Not Merely Mine

As a young father I entertained fear of the possibility that my children would someday tell me they weren’t interested in my religion— my religion—along with the fear that if that day ever came, I wouldn’t blame them. For I knew my frame: It is dust, and the possible failures of a father who professes a certain knowledge of God to his children that would justify their rejection of “his religion” were manifold.

What, for example, if I, afraid they would harm themselves in the follies of youth, dominated them in a harmful way, or, afraid of the evil in that, became too weak t . . .


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