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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Head Coverings by Jim Wood (Sermon)

Preacher: Jim Wood | Sermon Length: 56 min | Year preached: March 2009

Pastor Jim Wood is passionate about sharing the gospel. He wrote his first sermon at nine, preached at fifteen and has been preaching and teaching the Bible, whenever possible, for forty years. Jim is founder and Executive Director of Wears Valley Ranch, a home and school for children from families in crisis. Jim also hosts a radio program, Abiding in Christ, which airs M-F on SiriusXM Family Talk, Channel 131. He and his wife Susan have been married for 36 years and are the parents of seven children. 

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Covering the Web: July 17/14

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

  • Do Christian women cover their head? (Loving Head Covering)
    “There seems to be a modern move towards the practice, particularly in conservative Reformed churches. This is probably best exemplified by the Head Covering Movement.”
  • Head Covering, Part 2: My fear of legalism cannot steal the joy of obedience (Separate & Together)
    “I know, I have felt, and I believe in the freedom and grace of the gospel of Christ, but how do I wrestle with a conviction that seems so…stringent…strict…restrictive… odd? Am I allowing my fear of legalism to steal the joy out of my obedience?”
  • Diversity in the church of Christ (YouTube)
    This guy is inspired when he sees a woman wearing a head covering. “Without constitutions and written creeds, the members of the church have the freedom to follow the scripture they read such as this young lady in front of me who worships with a head covering. Could this be her sincere effort to follow Paul’s instructions on head coverings in 1 Corinthians 11. I love the freedom to follow the Word!”
  • Head Covering – My Testimony (The Journey of a Lifetime)
    “I’ve had a few girls ask me where I stand on the issue of head covering, one of whom asked for me to share how I came to start wearing them, and my convictions on this issue.”
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Dia Touto: Listening to Paul’s own Reasons

The topic of head covering causes many modern readers to scratch their heads. “Why would Paul want women to cover their heads? And why does he forbid men from doing the same? Surely there has to be a reason.” Thinking that there is no explanation for this practice in the Scriptures, many believers turn to cultural studies to fill in the presumed gaps. When this is done, some form of cultural significance is usually attached to the passage and seen as the key to interpreting it correctly. This then obscures the actual reasoning that the Apostle himself gives. Let’s now turn our attention to the two Greek words that let us know that there is a biblical reason for head covering. Read more