Source: Derek Prince – Rules of Engagement (Chosen Books, 2002)
The final verse in the headcovering passage is a confusing one for many. What did Paul mean when he said we have “no such custom?” Did he really just say you can disregard everything he just finished saying? In this video we give you 5 reasons why it shouldn’t be interpreted that way. Instead of being dismissive of headcovering, it’s actually one of the strongest arguments in favor of the practice.
[Guest Author: This article was written by Elaine Mingus. If you’re interested in guest writing for the Head Covering Movement please contact us.]
Elaine Mingus always knew that some day she’d be a real writer. After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in journalism, she imagined herself walking up and down the streets of New York but instead found herself walking up and down the stairs of a house in the suburbs of Austin, Texas chasing six children. Today, she writes on the side, happily pimps a white picketed-fence and a minivan but still dreams of New York. She blogs regularly at SuperRadChristianWriterChick.com
Let’s face it. Head covering in America isn’t commonplace. Of course, head covering is prevalent in some areas — like in Muslim or Jewish communities and an even smaller percentage exists among Christian communities. But what about in other countries? What does head covering look like in ancient places like Egypt, Israel or India? Does it still exist? And if so, what is it’s purpose? What will these answers teach us?
As a head covering Christian woman I was excited to see the practice first hand on our recent trip to Hyderabad, India. Immediately upon arrival, I realized the difference between my American culture and their India one: head covering is everywhere in India.