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Covering the Web: Oct 23/13

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

  • Why I wear a hat to church (Stray Thoughts)
    “Sometimes one of the questions is “What is one thing people might not know about you?” One good answer to that question is that I wear a hat, or headcovering, to church, but I have never mentioned it on my blog because I don’t want to be thought weird or misjudged because of it.”
  • Desires of The Flesh // in Nautical Inspired Cardigan (Fresh Modesty)
    A site that gives practical wardrobe encouragement for women. Olivia, the site’s founder, wears a head covering during church. Many of her posts (like this one) show what she wears. Check it out for some ideas. “Headcovering: Simple lace wrapped around my head 3 times.”
  • Ethics: Pastor Requires Women Wear Head Coverings! (Here I Blog)
    We linked to this on social media recently, but not on the site. “As far fetched as it sounds, a Texas pastor banned weaves in his congregation. No doubt we church folks certainly do some weird things sometimes. Banning weaves in church is pretty far-fetched, but what about pastor requiring women to wear head coverings?”
  • Christian Head Coverings – Q&A (YouTube / Know Jesus First)
    “In this video I answer two questions about Christian Head Coverings.”
Found an interesting link about head covering or biblical manhood/womanhood? Tell us about it here.

Martin Luther Quote Image #1

Martin Luther Quote Image #1

If this quote has piqued your interest, read “What Did Martin Luther Believe About Head Covering?“.

Source: Martin Luther – A Sermon on Marriage, 15 January 1525 WA XVII/I
Quoted from Susan C. Karant-Nunn & Merry E. Wiesner – Luther on Women: A Sourcebook (Cambridge University Press, 2003) page 95

Covering Testimony: Laura I.

Head Covering Testimonies
Name: Laura I.Age: 30Location: Vancouver, WAStarted Covering: February 2012

Covering Testimony: Laura I.

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

My husband and I grew up as home missionary/pastor’s kids. My father has a Deaf church (although there are no Deaf in my family) and I gleaned much from his Bible knowledge throughout the years. I became a Christian at age 6 and started praying and reading the Bible on my own as a teen. Everyone who knows me agrees I am fully a “Type B” personality. This means that I have a mild personality, tend to go with the flow, and am very much a follower. I must give all the credit to God for empowering me go against the norm on head coverings.

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

We attend Evergreen Bible Church. There are three worship services of 100 to 200 members attending each. I am a part of the Deaf ministry by interpreting for the sermon twice a month. When I interpret, I’m on stage in front of everyone and they all know me as the young lady who wears hats and interprets. Read more

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Watchman Nee  Quote Image #1

Source: Watchman Nee – Love One Another (Christian Fellowship Publishers, 1975) Page 87

Headcovering and the Young Christian (Sermon)

Headcovering and the Young Christian
Philip Gardiner has been the minister of Carrickfergus Free Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland since January 2007. He was trained at the Whitefield College of the Bible (Northern Ireland). He is currently awaiting confirmation of a visa to go to Australia to be the minister in Perth Free Presbyterian Church. He is married to Cherith and they have two young daughters.

This sermon was preached on Nov 18, 2012 at a youth meeting in Mount Merrion FPC in Belfast. Though it was delivered to youth, it is a sermon that transcends age. In only 38 minutes Philip Gardiner makes a positive case for head covering, speaks about the various objections and explains the principle of headship which the symbol points to. In such a short time he covers an astonishing amount of ground, thoroughly. One thing that stands out in this sermon is Philip’s heart and concern for the things that are greater than the symbol of covering. He asks of the Lord in prayer, “that our lives might be brought into conformity to the Word of God, not merely in the outward practice, but also in the heart“. He shows concern that some objections (particularly, seeing Paul as a Chauvinist–bringing his own cultural views of men/women into the Scripture) undermine the inspiration of Scripture. Also at the end he makes an appeal for everyone to be under the more important covering, the “covering that there is in the precious blood…that covers your sin”. We commend this sermon to you as a short, but jam-packed introduction to head covering.

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

Covering the Web: Oct 4/13

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

  • Uncovering the Head Covering Debate (Christianity Today)
    Not advocating head covering, but an important article because of where it was posted. If you’re visiting us from CT, click here: “If Paul, in inspired Scripture, asks the wives of the church to cover their heads to show that their submission to their husbands as a part of decorum for corporate worship, why don’t we modern complementarians do so? And why, for example, is this small but well-advertised headcovering movement trying to bring it back?”
  • A Long-Lost Secret of God to Strengthen Our Prayer Lives and Marriages (Peacefulwife’s Blog)
    “THIS DOESN’T APPLY ANYMORE, RIGHT? CAN’T I JUST MOVE ON TO THE STUFF ABOUT THE LORD’S SUPPER LATER IN THE CHAPTER? I argued with God. I tried to reason with Him. “I’m doing the long hair thing – that is my womanly glory. Isn’t that enough?” I looked up all the different ways people interpret this passage. I dug deeper – or maybe more accurately, I tried to find a way around what God was asking me to do.”
    NOTE: This post was updated with a new title and post in March 2017. The original is no longer available.
  • Head coverings a key symbol of Amish culture (Ohio’s Amish Country)
    “With many of their own customs and traditions, a distinct segment of this culture is the women’s head coverings. But if visitors were to ask why Amish women wear coverings, what kind of an answer would they receive?”
  • Christian Lady’s Head Covering (Mama Economics)
    “Many of you who have followed our family’s website from the beginning probably noticed that many of our pictures have been changed recently…Today I am going to detail the journey I have traveled that led to the conclusion of wearing a Christian lady’s head covering.”
Found an interesting link about head covering or biblical manhood/womanhood? Tell us about it here.

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Yesterday an article was posted on Christianity Today answering the question “what happened to head covering?” It was written by Luma Simms, who has written on this topic before but has now brought the conversation to the mainstream. Though Luma does not agree with our conclusions, we’re glad she was chosen to write on it. She’s smart, informed and her writings bleed grace and humility.

First time here?

If this is your first time visiting this site, I’d just like to welcome you. Our site has many different resources which both make a positive case for the timelessness of head covering as well as responses to various objections. Feel free to browse around and if I can help you in any way please contact me personally.

If this is a new topic to you here’s where I’d recommend starting:

Lastly, here are a few articles I’d like to recommend on topics that were mentioned or alluded to in Luma’s article.

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