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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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Head Covering and Pride

In this video, Christy Overlin (aka. OrganizedMOM) teaches us on humility and pride, and how it relates to those who practice head covering.

Covering the Web: Edition #5

Covering The Web

“Covering the Web” is where we shine the spotlight on content about head covering or complementarianism that we did not produce ourselves. Each edition includes articles, videos, photos, as well as e-book deals relevant to our movement’s mission. Links are not endorsements.

  • MUST READ: 8 Tools for a Godly Wife (Founders)
    “If we are to be women who build a house, then we need tools. God has given us a great amount of instruction, tools so that we might build well. I want to mention eight.”
  • Toxic Masculinity (Christian Perspectives)
    “The second word associated with “toxic” is masculinity. This is a result of oppressed narratives intensified exponentially by intersectionality. In this system, one’s classification determines what level they are the oppressed or the oppressor. So, if one is a White Christian male, then he is the highest level oppressor.”
  • Headcovering: Practiced in the Past and Still for Today (Cloverdale First Presbyterian)
    “As we all know, the woman’s hair is exceedingly important to her. So, she is to cover her glory in public worship giving all glory to God. She is not doing so for man, but for her Lord. She takes delight in giving the Lord all the glory in her worship.”

The following are a list of limited time e-book deals which are on the topic of biblical manhood and womanhood. If you don’t have a Kindle device, you can install their free reading app on your computer, phone, or tablet. Prices may vary per region.

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Re-post • @1corcovering – In my context, the counter-cultural aspect of head covering is unmistakable. Only two women in my congregation adhere to this practice – myself and a woman over 70 years of age. This symbol of humility could easily become a “distinctive,” a source of personal pride that leads to divergence with the Body rather than convergence in Christ. I struggle with the tension between downplaying this discipline for reasons above vice wanting to draw attention to discuss its larger significance. I experience this tension even in instagram; these postings are inherently attention-seeking, yet I pray that they would draw attention to Christ, the one worthy of attention who brings any tension to its perfect telos in Himself. #headcoveringmovement #headcovering #christianheadcovering #headcoverings

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Re-post • @purposed_homemaker – My favourite and most cherished time. It really is. For some reason I slept in a little longer today, but this is still so important to me.📖 I need to have my intentional, God-focused time each day. . What’s amazing is when I leave my time with the Lord, and I’m finished talking to Him, praying to Him, reading His Word or even worshipping Him at the piano, it doesn’t stop. I love how someone put it, God GOES with you through your day. You shouldn’t think that your “devotional time” is the only time He is with you or you have focus for Him.❤ . You can’t be a “30 minute Christian.” He’s with you in every aspect of your life, acknowledge that, and have Him be your go-to. He’s GOD after all!!!!🙌🙌 . My favourite Bible verse is Matthew 5:16. “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” . In order to do that we need to be FILLED with the Holy Spirit. Nothing good can come from us, it’s only from Him as we are just sinners. There is no good from us on our own. Let yourself be lavished in His love and grace and GOODNESS, and let Him shine through you all day, every day.🙌 . . . . . #fridaythoughts #christianwifethoughts #biblicalwomanhood #matthew516 #proverbs31woman #christianlifeblogger #timewiththeLord #justalittletalkwithjesusmakesitright #filledwiththeSpirit #wifeafterGod #intentionaltimewithGod #timeinHisWord

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A Response to Pastor Mark Driscoll on Christian Head Covering

In this video, Head Covering Movement founder, Jeremy Gardiner, responds to Pastor Mark Driscoll’s video entitled “Does the Bible require women to wear a head covering?

Biblical Womanhood (Audio Sermon)

Preacher: Pastor Marty Tate | Sermon Length: 52 min 38 sec | Preached: January 20, 2019

Pastor Marty Tate shepherds Old Paths Baptist Church in Fayetteville, TN and is the primary contributor and moderator of the Strait Gate blog.

SERMON COORDINATOR NOTES: This sermon is very pointed in addressing a major issue facing the Church today, feminism. Looking at the Biblical approach to womanhood, Pastor Tate shows the fatal flaws of feminism and how this secular philosophy is antithetical to the Gospel.

>> In addition to streaming this sermon or watching it above, you can also download it.

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What Age Should Children Start Head Covering?

As the parents of five daughters (from 9 months through 12 years), my husband and I have had to consider whether or not we want them to wear a head covering to church — and if so, at what age they should start. I think this question is very common in families where the mother has started to cover. In this article I’d like to consider this question of age from three angles:

  1. What does the Bible say?
  2. What does this look like practically?
  3. What have we done as a family?

What Does The Bible Say?

When considering any sort of life change, it’s always important to observe what God Himself has said about the subject. So, does the Bible offer any guidance that would help us decide at what age females should start head covering? I believe that it does.

1 Corinthians 11:4-5 says:

“Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.”

So, every woman must pray or prophesy with her head covered, or else dishonor her head. But, since the New Testament was originally written in Greek, what does the word woman specifically mean in the original language? Could it mean all females, both children and adults?

An excellent Greek lexicon often utilized in New Testament scholarship is “A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature”¹ (often referred to as “BDAG”). It notes these three meanings of the word “woman” (or gune in Greek):

  1. an adult female person, woman
  2. a married woman
  3. a newly married woman

So, gune refers to either married or unmarried women, but it apparently does not include female children. In 1 Corinthians 11, this same word is used in verses 3, 5 (quoted above), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15. In other words, gune is used throughout the whole passage to indicate an adult woman.

According to Bible Study Tools (an online Bible study aid), this same word is used 221 times in the New Testament. In 129 occurrences it refers to “women,” and 92 times it refers to a “wife.” Never is it used in the Bible to describe female children.

Rather than gune, Scripture uses the Greek terms thugatrion (translated as “little daughter”) and korasion (“girl” or “little girl”) when referring to female children. For example, Mark 5:42 uses korasion to describe a 12-year-old girl that Jesus raised from the dead. Along similar lines, Matthew 14:21 lists “women” separately from “children,” indicating that the Greek word for “women” refers to adults. Read more

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