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Covering the Web: Nov 14/14

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

  • My Thoughts on Head Coverings (Modest Modern Maidens)
    “… I don’t know about you, but I’ve just been bombarded with the issue of head coverings for the past 6 months at least—and I ignored it for 5 months. Maybe it’s the groups I worship with or the type of surfing I do on the web, but all I know is that I just couldn’t seem to get away from it.”
  • Why do women from different cultures and religions cover their hair? (Modest Fashion Blog)
    “Women from many different cultures and religions practice the ancient ritual of covering their hair. Why do they do so, and how do they do so? The reason why Christian women cover their hair is…”
  • Head Covering (YouTube)
    Carlie (who shared her testimony with us here) did a series on head covering on her YouTube page. You can watch part 1part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5 now.
  • Woman to Woman (Premier Christian Radio)
    Heather Tomlinson (whose article we posted here) talks on the radio about her experience with headcovering. Her section starts at 37:51 and runs until 45:27.
Found an interesting link about head covering or biblical manhood/womanhood? Tell us about it here.

Covering Testimony: Samantha S.

Head Covering Testimonies
Name: Samantha S.Age: 23Location: IllinoisStarted Covering: March 2014

Covering Testimony: Samantha S.

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi there everybody! My name is Samantha. I am a 23 year old wife and mother. I’ve been married for a couple of years now and my husband and I have one precious toddler we adore. My husband is in the military, so we live an adventurous life of frequent moves and never knowing what God has in store for each new season of life. The military life certainly keeps us on our toes 😉 I have been a Christian since I was very young, and I have loved growing in my relationship with the Lord for several years now. My husband leads a Bible study, and I love learning more about scripture and watching others grow in their love and knowledge of the Lord as well. In my free time I enjoy reading, crochet, and making crafts.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

My family attends a small non-denominational church. We have contemporary music with worship songs you might expect to hear on Christian radio. Our pastor is fantastic- he really teaches in his sermons, and every Sunday I leave church feeling like I really learned alot. Read more

Where did the “Long Hair” view come from?

When & Where did the Long Hair view come from?

The view that a “head covering” refers to a woman’s long hair is a very popular belief held by many Christians today. We decided to embark on a search to find out where this view originated and how recent it really is.

A. Philip Brown II (PhD, Bob Jones University) is one of the more prominent and articulate defenders of the “long hair” view. He says:

On the whole, modern interpreters deviated little from identifying the covering Paul requires as a veil or material headdress until the mid-twentieth century. Although the view that the covering Paul required or forbade was itself long hair had been held popularly by various groups throughout the 20th century, Abel Isaakson was the first to offer the scholarly community an extended argument for this position in print. 1) A. Philip Brown II – A Survey of the History of the Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Aldersgate Forum, 2011) Page 12

So Dr. Brown identifies the starting point of this view (which he holds himself) as the 20th century. He indicates that Abel Isaakson writing in 1965 was the first to make a scholarly defense of this doctrine. However, he footnotes that in 1947, the Roman Catholic priest Stefan Lösch “made a similar argument…however, it received little attention.” 2) A. Philip Brown II – A Survey of the History of the Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Aldersgate Forum, 2011) Page 12, footnote #49 Read more

References

1.
 A. Philip Brown II – A Survey of the History of the Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Aldersgate Forum, 2011) Page 12
2.
 A. Philip Brown II – A Survey of the History of the Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Aldersgate Forum, 2011) Page 12, footnote #49

John Murray Quote Image #4

John Murray Quote Image #4

Source: John Murray – Head Coverings and Decorum in Worship: A Letter (1973)  Point #1

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