A Review of “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson

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Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, has written a much needed book on the biblical view of fatherhood, the impact of fathers on their families, and the impact of fathers on society. Father Hunger (Thomas Nelson, 2012) is the title, and the subtitle sums it up well: “Why God calls men to love and lead their families.” In an age where male headship and fatherhood is under attack from all angles, this is a timely book.

Wilson takes the reader through a number of stages. Firstly, and most importantly, the theological. Wilson explains how fatherhood is viewed in the Bible, and what fathers are for. Then he begins to unpack what the Bible has to say about the woes of contemporary fatherhood and it’s impact on society. The culture of absenteeism is analysed, and feminism Continue reading A Review of “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson

Letter to My Mom

This is a letter that I wrote to my mother a year after my father’s death in 1999. I wrote it during a flight from Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne, Australia following a short visit. I was impressed by how well my mother was coping since Father’s death and wanted to let her know how proud I was of her.

My mother passed away at the end of January this year, just a little over two months before her ninetieth birthday. When sorting out her stuff, I found this letter which I had written a decade earlier, tucked in her Bible. I read it at her memorial service as a eulogy to her.

I hope it encourages you to consider letting your mother (and father) know how much you love them before it is too late.


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