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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 Testimony: Kate Ryan

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Name: Kate RyanAge: 26Location: MarylandStarted Covering: June 2015


Covering Testimony: Kate Ryan

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello, there!  My name is Kate and I’m a 26 year old daughter of the King.  But I wasn’t always.  As a child I knew God, but it wasn’t a deep relationship and as I grew older we grew apart.  I made mistake after mistake as I tried to fill the God-sized hole in my heart.  Thankfully, my story doesn’t end there.  God had other plans for me.  Bigger plans.  Plans that I couldn’t have imagined at the time.  You see, He was working on my heart continually during that time.  Seeking me, though I wasn’t yet seeking Him.  It took time, diligence, and patience, but in the end love won out and on June 22, 2011. I invited the Lord back into my heart – finally ready to allow Him to shape me and mold me as He sees fit.  Since that day I have made it my mission to grow closer to Him.  To seek Him in earnest and to try my best to understand the divine patience and the unshakable love required to come after me, His one lost sheep.

As a single lady I have lots of free time, so I spend my days working in the IT Department for a leading provider of child behavioral health and child welfare services in Florida. I also volunteer at the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center building new mother and parenting classes with their amazing nurse Jackie. I review products for Family Christian Bookstore and blog at www.single-minded.org. Read more

Covering the Web: Aug 25/15

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • A Picture of Christ and His Church Pt 2 (CRC Chesapeake)
      “Chapter 11 presents two clear pictures of Christ and His Church. One is the physical distinctions between men and women in worship, so important that even the angels are affected…the uncovered man a picture of Christ, the veiled woman, a picture of the submitted church.”
    • Alexandra || How we wear them! (Garlands of Grace)
      “We were so blessed to receive these pictures from our customer, Alexandria!! She wore her [scarf] for her wedding day!…She also sent a picture of herself wearing her [headcovering] while sharing the gospel…So much loveliness in these pictures!! ?”
    • Head Covering A Symbol To The Unseen Realm (The Christian Journey)
      “The Church is to gather and worship God in the spirit (John 4:24) doing things that the world considers foolish but for the Lord there is great significance.”
    • Headcovering (Lost and Found by Grace)
      “In conclusion, I believe that the head covering is not simply a tradition of the past, but it is meant to be used today…Find a style that works for you, and make sure you know why you’re wearing one.”
    • The Case for Covering (Without Caring Twopence)
      “I went on to wrestle with this passage every couple of years, or so. Each time that I did, I leaned more heavily toward a direct application; but, I would always brush the study aside before resolving it….Finally, after about eight years, I pressed to settle the question. An informal booklet—a non-technical commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16—is a result.”
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Head Coverings: The Pain and the Privilege

Head Coverings: The Pain and the Privilege

[Guest Author: This article was written by Carlton McLeod. If you’re interested in guest writing for the Head Covering Movement please contact us.]

Carlton Mcleod

Carlton McLeod is a native of Columbia, SC and grew up in Upper Marlboro, MD. In 1987, he enlisted in the United States Navy and reached the rank of O-3 before the Lord called him into full-time ministry. In 1997, Dr. McLeod and his wife Donna established Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake. Dr. McLeod is relentless in his pursuit to compassionately teach with a biblical worldview. After spending his early years in ministry attempting to pull young people out of the kingdom of darkness with all the world’s methods, the Lord led Dr. McLeod back to the Bible to see the critical need for constant, fervent, and Spirit led biblical family discipleship. The D6 Reformation was created out of this desire. Dr. McLeod earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Hampton University; a Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He and his wife Donna have been married since 1992 and they have two beautiful daughters, Dori and Aryanna and a son, Jonathan.

In January 2013, the Lord prompted me to teach through the Epistle of First Corinthians, line by line.  Knowing what was in this Pauline letter to the church at Corinth, I was excited, but nervous.  Why?  Because of the implications of actually being obedient to what was written therein.  In fact, I “double-checked” with the Lord in prayer in an attempt to discern if this was in fact His will for our congregation.  I asked the other elders.  We talked about it and prayed.  Why all this consternation?  Because First Corinthians is a scary book; other parts of Scripture would have been much easier!  In May of 2013, we prayerfully began, finishing in December 2014.

Well, I can say my fears were founded.  The Epistle shook our church.  Read more

Covering the Web: Aug 14/15

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • Why I Cover My Head (The Realization of Good)
      “Those of you who, like me, were born into and brought up in the conservative Anabaptist culture, could likely recite at least parts of [1 Corinthians 11] from memory...
    • Humiliating head coverings (Theology Geek NZ)
      “New Testament scholar Daniel B Wallace has written an article [on head covering]. Since [they’ve] been on my mind lately, I’m going to venture some brief comments.”
    • The Headcovering as a Symbol of Submission (The Christian Woman’s Veil)
      “By God’s grace, I am an educated woman looking forward to pursue my PhD studies…You can now understand my reaction when I heard the words SUBMISSION OF WOMEN.”
    • A Call To Be Pioneers? Headcovering Sisters, Let Us Open A Way Where There Is No Way!  (Little maiden’s journey with Jesus)
      “Are we afraid of people’s reactions against our head covering practice? Are we like fearful hamsters who are trembling at the corner of the church because nobody is doing it? Dear friend, I want to encourage you that you are clearing a new path right at this moment.”
    • The Practice of Head Coverings for Women in the Church (The Christian Journey)
      “some in our day are questioning what the Church has always obeyed and accepted. We need to ask ourselves am I following the Lord and His Word or the crowd of popular opinion today?”
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