From the January/February, 2001 issue of Touchstone
Thou Art the Everlasting Son of the Father by Patrick Henry Reardon

Thou Art the Everlasting Son of the Father

The Christian Meaning of the Fatherhood of God

by Patrick Henry Reardon

Not long ago my wife and I attended a memorial service honoring a recently departed friend of ours, a well-known and very influential Presbyterian pastor in Pittsburgh. The service lasted approximately two hours and was jointly conducted by several members of the clergy who celebrated his life and ministry, eulogizing our friend and leading the congregation in various prayers, along with the singing of hymns. Now what struck me the most about this memorial service, and the only point on which I could voice a complaint, was how God was addressed in those prayers . . .


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