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[Re-Blog] Controversy…but NEEDED!

Re-Blog: Headcovering Articles
The following article is a part of our re-blog series where we seek to give exposure to those who are writing interesting pieces on Complementarianism and head covering. We are not the author.

So I’m sitting with a dear friend recently, a good pastor, with my heart breaking as he told me of a massive exodus in his church by women, who according to him, “Took their husbands and left.”  My friend was hurting.  Badly.  I so get that, because I’ve been there.His crime?  Seeking to teach and apply God’s directions for the order of home and church.Scripture lays out CLEARLY the distinct and complementary roles of men and women in the home and church.  CLEARLY.  Think about the number of clear precepts: 1 Tim 2, 1 Tim 3, Titus 1, Titus 2, 1 Cor 11, 1 Cor 14, Eph 5, Col 3, 1 Pet 3, etc. What else would Christ have to say to convince us? Yet we have a better plan.  And our plan is terrible.  People are getting hurt.  Churches are getting hurt.  Marriages are getting hurt.  Culture has lost the light of the church.  We have blatantly disobeyed God’s order for HIS church and we are paying a terrible price. Below is the most controversial sermon I’ve ever preached in my nearly 20 years of pastoring our church, and the most watched.  It cost me members and friends (literally), but also gained me some as well, by the mercy of God.  People are still calling, emailing, and even visiting our church from other states (two years later!) because we were bold enough to actually preach this sermon.  Just yesterday, I met another brother in Christ from another state, who found this sermon, and now gets his family up early every Sunday to watch what God is doing in our church before he goes to his.  I’m amazed because this just keeps happening.  God has sense of humor! :) In it, some of these issues are touched upon.  May the Lord give us the strength to obey His Holy Word.


Source: Controversy…but NEEDED! — Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake

Covering the Web: June 24/16

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • Why the “Small” Matter of Headcovering is NOT a Small Matter (Truth at Home)
      “…headcovering isn’t just about a piece of cloth. It isn’t just about appearances. What it’s really about is how we interpret the word of God: Do we interpret the Bible at face value, or do we interpret it based on assumptions?”
    • 31 How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster Tips (OLWomen)
      “Long, healthy and gorgeous looking locks are the most desirable…[the following] are some of the easiest techniques to make your hair grow faster and long utterly beautiful.” Submitted to us by Velma Gray. No idea if any of these work but thought it would be of interest to our readers because of 1 Cor 11:15
    • Christian Woman Wearing a Hijab- What Was It Like? (Healthy Life = Happy Wife)
       “I experimented with this topic and I decided to wear a Hijab everyday for two weeks. My results were very unexpected…On a spiritual level, I felt so close to God….It made me not want to take it off.”
    • Our Head Covering Applications (Another Radical Reformation)
      “The head covering is a good example of a Biblical command that Anabaptists have added applications to. I have my own preferences for my wife and daughters in regards to our application of this command…And if I insist that everyone must do exactly as I do or I can not consider them to be a true brother/sister in Christ, something is wrong.”
    • When Going Out Without a Hat Was Grounds for Scandal (Atlas Obscura)
      “I think part of it had to do with women not wanting to be told what to do, darnit—not being told whether you have to be respectable, have to do this, do that,” says Conti. “It’s like the statement with burning bras: get rid of a hat, you’re free! Like being on the front bow of the Titanic and the wind blowing in your hair—it was a freedom.”
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Covering the Web: June 10/16

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • On Double Standards and Idols (Another Radical Reformation)
      “We expect the women to wear a head covering at all times, because we all know, of course, that she is to “pray without ceasing” (1Thess 5:17). But yet we interpret that same verse differently for ourselves. Why do we apply this verse differently to a man than we do for the woman?”
    • The Ornament of a Meek and Quiet Spirit (Christian Homestead)
      “This is why for the past two years I have chosen to cover my head: I desire to be obedient to the directions given in 1 Cor. 11; I desire to show the world that I have forsaken it’s ways and willingly and cheerfully choose to be in subjection to my husband…”
    • She Thought Rules Were Constricting (Truth at Home)
      “I flipped through a book at the Christian bookstore the other day about a woman who did something daring and unexpected….This lady thought that by cutting off all her hair at the end of her project made her “free,” and symbolized her claim to grace. I felt a little sorry for her. I saw her as being MORE in bondage than before. Rules are not always constricting, not when we follow GOD’S rules, not when those rules are for our good.”
    • Why Christian Women are Taking Up Jewish Practice of Hair Wrapping (Breaking Israel News)
      “Among Christian women, there is a campaign called The Head Covering Movement that promotes the practice of Christian women covering their heads during worship.”
    • Head Covering Reflection/Update (Blessed Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries)
      “Two of my friends began covering during worship also. One of the ladies have been covering for about 1 months, another for almost two years….Few months ago our Young Adult Bible Study group was learning 1 Cor. 11. The passage was received well and many believe that the practice has Biblical foundation.”
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The Ultimate Head Covering Blog Post Roundup

Headcovering Blog Post Roundup

When you are first starting your head covering journey, stories from women who already cover are a great encouragement.

When you are struggling to maintain the practice of head covering or feel alone in your practice, testimonies can be the light in a very dark place.

Satan comes to discourage us from keeping the commandments of God, but the Bible says that we can overcome Him by the word of their testimony. (Rev 12:11) Since 2013, The Head Covering Movement has kept an ongoing record of blog posts, news articles and videos that support our view of head covering1) There are a few mixed in that aren’t supportive of head covering which were still relevant to this site’s readers. . While those posts have been helpful on a weekly basis, we know it’s hard to comb through an entire blog looking for multiple posts. So, to make it easier we’ve combined over three years of posts and put them in one place for you.

Bookmark this page and visit it often when you need advice, encouragement or clarity.

  1. Head Covering in Modern Times. Is This A Necessary Practice? (Children Are A Blessing)
  2. Sunday Brunch – Should Women Cover Their Heads? (Cecelia’s Christian Fiction Blog)
  3. Head-Covering: Is It Still Relevant? (Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation)
  4. So…head covering…yes or no? (Blessed Hope Farm)
  5. This Is Me #10 (The Candle Underneath the Looking Glass)
  6. Head Coverings – Two Spiritual Statements (Christian Fellowship Church – India)
  7. Head Coverings and Christianity (Reformed Christian Theology)
  8. Head Coverings for Sisters, Should they? (Wheatland Bible Chapel)
  9. What we believe on head covering in church. (Three Girls and their Hobbies)
  10. My Experience With Head Coverings (Penned by Katrina)
  11. More-Less for 2014 and my childish impatience that changed my life (Blessed Hope Farm)
  12. Thought for Thursday (Sussex Gospel Hall)
  13. The Head Covering: Ordinance or Custom: Part 1 (Bible League Trust)
  14. Headcoverings (Infertility Mom)
  15. Why Your Hair Is Not Your “Head Covering” (YouTube / Know Jesus First)
  16. Head Coverings and Skirts (The Proper ‘Biblical!’ Lady)
  17. Why I wear a hat to church (Stray Thoughts)
  18. Desires of The Flesh // in Nautical Inspired Cardigan (Fresh Modesty)
  19. Ethics: Pastor Requires Women Wear Head Coverings! (Here I Blog)
  20. Christian Head Coverings – Q&A (YouTube / Know Jesus First)
  21. Head Covering in Real Life (Radical Christian Woman)

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References

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 There are a few mixed in that aren’t supportive of head covering which were still relevant to this site’s readers.

Covering the Web: April 2/16

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • History of the Anabaptist Head Covering (Another Radical Reformation)
      “Wearing the head covering for praying women is a good thing; but the elevation of it, the extra commandments we’ve added, and the idolatry we’ve been allowing, needs to be repented of. “
    • Why I Love To Wear A Head Covering (Bruderhof)
      “I’ve lost track of how many times my clothing and head covering have given me opportunities to tell others about the reason for the hope that I have, to witness to just how much I love Jesus. That’s one of the blessings of dressing differently.”
    • Barber refuses to cut transgender Army veteran’s hair, citing religious views (The Washington Post)
      “Oliver asked for the same cut. Yet the owner of the barbershop turned Oliver away..he told CBS News in Los Angeles that his religion forbids cutting women’s hair. “The Bible teaches us that a woman’s hair is given to her for her glory, and I would not want to take away any of her glory from her.”
    • Tichel Tying on a Budget (Radical Christian Woman)
      “Head Covering on a budget? Love Wrapunzel but can’t afford a gripper or volumizer? Here are some workarounds to tichel tying on a budget.”
    • The Irrationality of Ralph Woodrow’s View of Christian Head Covering (Reformed Christian Theology)
      “Never mind that Chrysostom, Tertullian and other men who actually read Koine Greek fluently understood that the Apostle Paul was commanding women to cover their heads, and men to uncover theirs, during praying and prophesying. We have evangelists such as Ralph Woodrow telling us that everyone for 1900 years had it all wrong.”
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