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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Headcovering in Corporate Worship (Tambov, Russia)

A video from a church in Tambov, Russia. It shows their choir, baptisms being performed as well as other clips from their Easter 2014 service. We thought this was a beautiful video to show how the symbol of headcovering looks in corporate worship.

A Uniquely Christian Symbol: How Head Coverings Were Unfamiliar To Everyone

When we read 1 Corinthians 11, our minds usually wonder about the culture of Corinth and the general customs of that time. “Maybe this was peculiar to the situation in that city? Maybe women wearing head coverings were normative back then? Maybe a man with his head covered stood for something bad in that culture?” When these questions are raised, the interpreter often concludes that since in our time and culture coverings aren’t normative and men wearing hats are not frowned upon, that we are free to abandon or change the symbol to something more meaningful to us. Though there are exegetical reasons for not taking this route, there are also cultural reasons for why that simply doesn’t work. See, behind this assumption is a belief that what Paul laid out regarding head covering was culturally normative, familiar, and meaningful. That’s just simply not true. Read more

Covering the Web: April 17/15

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • The Command about Head Coverings (Disciples Perspective)
      “Last week we took a look at women wearing head coverings in corporate worship. We explored what a head covering is, why they are worn in church, and why the practice has almost become obsolete. This week, I hope to finish this two part series and explain why I wear a head covering during corporate worship.”
    • Christian Head Covering – Lesson 101 (Super Radical Christian Writer Chick)
      “Today’s head covering lesson comes from that place of looking and feeling beautiful while covered.”
    • Headcovering Testimony—Why I Cover (Maiden for Jesus)
      “I started into chapter 11 and as I read more, my forehead creased up and my eyes grew wide. I remember reading it several times, just to make sure I was reading it right. I personally did not know any christian women that covered their heads…well…at any time!”
    • The days when people wore hats (The Daily Republic)
      A testimony that this was the practice just a generation ago. “While men removed their hats when inside, women did not, certainly not in  church. I can’t recall why that was, but men were supposed to be hatless in church.”
    • What A Beautiful Day For A Godly Wedding!!! (Lilac Cottage Homemaker)
      Pictures of a wedding wear headcovering is practiced. “What a Blessing to be able to go to this wedding. The young lady and the young man both go to our Fellowship.”
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