The wearing of fabric head coverings in worship was universally the practice of Christian women until the twentieth century. What happened? Did we suddenly find some biblical truth to which the saints for thousands of years were blind? Or were our biblical views of women gradually eroded by the modern feminist movement that has infiltrated the Church...? - R.C. Sproul

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Covering the Web: March 6/15

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • Rethinking Covering (Modern{ish} Life)
      “It became clear to me that one way I can submit to God’s authority in my life in a tangible way is to cover my hair in church…As I pray, worship and learn during the church services I have a constant reminder of my position in God’s order of things and of the One who is in control of my life.”
    • Husband on Head Covering (ModestGeneration910)
      “Hi, this is Nate, Candace is my wife and I wanted to write this post to express what it is like from the husband’s perspective of a “head covering” wife….I wanted to give you 5 reasons why I personally like that my wife covers her head and also expound on some of the effects it may have on “onlooking” men.”
    • The Blessings of Headcovering (Truth at Home)
      “So far, I’ve shared with you some of what has made headcovering a challenge for me. But to dwell only on the challenges would be unbalanced; now I’d like to highlight what has made headcovering a blessing!”
    • Ahn Sahng-hong, Cambodia, and Head Coverings (Reformed Christian Theology)
      Glad he stood up for this teaching! “During the prayer, a woman ran up to my wife and said in Khmer that she should remove her hat and show respect. We were a little flabbergasted, being that the reason she wore that hat was precisely in order to show respect.”
    • Index (aka Another Missed Deadline) (A Kiwi and an Emu)
      An index of all the posts on headcovering he’s made in the last few months. We posted the first two in previous editions of “Covering the Web”.
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K.P. Yohannan Quote Image #4

Source: K.P. Yohannan – Head Coverings (Believers Church Publications, 2011) Page 45

Which Christian Leaders Believe in Headcovering?

Last Updated: Feb 27/15

One of the false impressions of headcovering is that it’s “theology-lite”. Meaning, it’s only practiced by those that have a simple faith and don’t understand hermeneutics (how to interpret their Bible correctly). To help lay this myth to rest, we’ve compiled a list of modern evangelical Christian leaders that believe that head covering is for today. Many of these leaders have exceptional academic training and are trusted by millions for their sound theological teaching. We will continue to update this list as we discover new names.

If you know of a notable Christian leader that believes that this symbol is for today, please let us know by leaving a comment below or e-mailing us so we can look into it.

NAMEEducationKnown For
Dr. Michael Bar­rettPhD, Bob Jones UniversityFormer President of Geneva Reformed Sem­i­nary. Pro­fes­sor of Ancient Lan­guages and Old Tes­ta­ment The­ol­ogy at Bob Jones University for almost 30 years. Now the Aca­d­e­mic Dean and Pro­fes­sor of Old Tes­ta­ment at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary.
Tim BaylyMDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological SeminaryFormer Executive Director of The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood 1996-2000. Pastor at Clearnote Church since 1996. Writer at Bayly Blog.
Dr. Joel BeekePhD, Westminster Theological SeminaryPresident and Professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Editorial Director of Reformation Heritage Books. Author of "A Puritan Theology".
Dr. Ger­ald BilkesPhD, Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­naryPro­fes­sor of New Tes­ta­ment and Bib­li­cal The­ol­ogy at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary.
Dr. Robert Culver (1917-2015)ThD, Grace Theological SeminaryAuthor of "Systematic Theology: Biblical & Historical". Has taught at Grace Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Northwestern College.
Dr. S. Lewis Johnson Jr. (1915-2004)ThD, Dallas Theological SeminaryProfessor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary for 31 years. Also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor for 40+ years.
Dr. Elliot JohnsonThD, Dallas Theological SeminarySenior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. Founder of the Asian Theological Seminary. Author of "Expository Hermeneutics".
Mary KassianStudied Systematic Theology at the doctoral level.Professor of Women’s Studies at the Southern Baptist Theologial Seminary. Author of "Girls Gone Wise" and "The Feminist Mistake".
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)MD, London UniversityMinister of Westminster Chapel in London for almost 30 years. Author of numerous books and commentaries.
Witness Lee (1905-1997)N/AFounder of Living Stream Ministry. Chief editor of a new translation of the New Testament into Chinese and English (Recovery Version). Author of "The Life-Study of the Bible" which comprises of 25,000+ pages of commentary on every book of the Bible. Ministered alongside Watchman Nee.
John MurrayThM, Princeton Theological Seminary. ThM, New College, EdinburghProfessor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and Westminster Theologial Seminary for nearly 40 years. Also helped found Westminster Theologial Seminary.
Watchman Nee (1903-1972)N/AInfluential Chinese Leader who started the "local church" movement. Author of "The Normal Christian Life". Imprisoned for his faith for 20 years until his death.
Derek Prince (1915-2003)Language scholar (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic). He studied at Cambridge University (England) and Hebrew University (Jerusalem). International Bible teacher and founder of Derek Prince Ministries International. Wrote more than fifty books.
Dr. Charles RyrieThD, Dallas Theological Seminary. PhD, University of Edinburgh. LittD, Liberty Baptist Theological SeminaryEditor of "The Ryrie Study Bible". Former professor of Systematic Theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Andrée SeuGraduate of Westminster Theological SeminarySenior Writer for WORLD Magazine. Instructor at the World Journalism Institute. Author of "Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me".
Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr.PhD, Whitefield Theological SeminaryFounder of Ligonier Ministries. Can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast. Written over 60 books including "The Holiness of God".
Dr. W. Andrew SmithPh.D. in Biblical Studies, University of EdinburghAssistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Shepherd's Theological Seminary. Greek Scholar specializing in Textual Criticism.
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.D.Min, Whitefield Theological SeminaryFounder of Highlands Ministries. Chair of Philosophy and Theology, Reformation Bible College. Former editor of Tabletalk magazine. Author of "When You Rise Up".
Alexander StrauchMDiv, Denver SeminaryAuthor of "Biblical Eldership". Served as an Elder at Littleton Bible Chapel for over 40 years. Former professor of Philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University.
Milton VincentMDiv, The Masters SeminaryAuthor of "A Gospel Primer for Christians". Former Faculty Associate of Old Testament Language and Literature at The Master's Seminary. Conference speaker and pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church since 1992.
Dr. Bruce WaltkeThD, Dallas Theological Seminary. PhD, Harvard UniversityTaught at Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Westminster Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary and now Knox Theological Seminary. Former President of the Evangelical Theological Society. On the translation committee for the NASB and NIV.
Dr. K.P. YohannanBA, Criswell College. Honorary degree of divinity from Hindustan Bible College (India).Founder of Gospel for Asia. Author of "Revolution in World Missions". Bishop of Believers Church (Christian denomination) which has 2.6 million members.