Monday, March 22, 2010

Videos on Christian Headcoverings

YouTube (online video hosting site) user "Radical For Jesus" has several videos posted about Christian headcoverings, women in church, and even recent series' on how to make a couple of styles of traditional headcoverings.

As always with YouTube, be wary of links to other videos that you may find hosted.

The owner of these videos also runs the Covered 4 Him website, where she states:

Here I am offering headcoverings (aka veilings, prayer coverings, kapps, etc) in keeping with I Corinthians 11:1-16. I offer some unique styles, as well as traditional ones. I also am about to add other offerings such as modest clothing, specializing in plus sizes. I am a plus sized lady myself, and I know how difficult it can be to find modest dresses and under things in larger sizes.

A few of her videos can also be viewed from this website.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Christian Headcovering Links

The Journey of the Veil, a blogspot, is the united effort of three ladies who cover to share information and encouragement to Christian ladies who are interested in or who have already chosen to cover their heads, according to 1 Corinthians 11. Links to informative websites and sales sites are listed on the blog. Keep up the good work, ladies!


Testimony of Grace, an older blog full of information and encouragement from a lady who gathered testimonies from many of us to include in a book, which she has linked on her page. She also has links to many other ladies who cover, and that is comforting, knowing that we are still surrounded by a great crowd of witnesses to the store of blessing and responsibility connected with this small bit of cloth we wear on our heads. I'm so encouraged to read her personal story, and that she is still covering today after choosing to do so back in 2008. Keep up the good work and example, "Muhala"! :)


Steve and Paula just shared this link with me: a short discussion of the phrase "Because of the angels." There is also a brief explanation of the headcovering in their side bar.


Just came across this study in a series at "Faithguard": "Christ As God's Wisdom: Women's Role In Worship, And How To Partake Of The Lord's Supper: 1 Corinthians 11". The study includes God's creation order, ("Although a woman is under authority in her role in life, she is equal to man in her position in Christ (11-12; Galatians 3:28). This type of relationship is illustrated in the person of Christ. Although He is equal to God in position (Philippians 2:6ff.), He always submits to the will of the Father in His role and practice (cf. Hebrews 10:7-9)"), and a short discussion on the differences of opinion regarding when she is to cover, whether hair is that covering, and whether or not this as a cultural tradition. The conclusion: "It seems clear from this passage, that women are equal to men in their position in christ, but should voluntarily show submission in their role and function, just as Christ is equal but submissive to God the Father."


There are three forum discussions open at this time.

"Topic: head coverings?" at The Coming Home Network, under the subtopic of Catholic Christianity

"Head Covering and Speaking in Church", at The Dancing Lawns, forum for Narnia Fans

"Care to shed light on the head-covering principle, anyone?
, at - this one only has a couple of short answers so far


An audio recording of a sermon, "Headcovering in worship, Pt 1", is available from Parts 1 and 2 can be reached from this page, and are apparently from a series on 1 Corinthians that was taught in 2008.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Looking for Headcoverings?

A couple of new links came up this week, though there are so many places to find head coverings of various styles on line these days. Keep searching and finding!

(various styles)
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Head Covering Veils
(smaller lace styles)
"I have veils in Black or White and a variety of fabric and trim to choose from. The white solid fabric and the black sheer I am able to hem the edge if that is preferred. There are three shapes of veils. The A's are an oval, The B's are tear drop shaped and the C's are just a little tear drop shaped, but more narrow and long."

Headcoverings in the News this week

Headcoverings that make the news are almost always the head coverings of Muslim women, and usually the news is that a Muslim woman someplace has been told that she cannot wear her covering, that the head coverings are going to be banned in some place, or the news is the opinion of some that a Muslim woman's head covering is a sign of oppression from the men. In almost every case, as well, comes the clarification from others that while head covering is not specifically commanded in the Quran, nor the style or color, modesty by men and women is; so to ban head covering is to order a woman to dress immodestly according to her spiritual beliefs. It takes away her cultural heritage. It tells her that her personal convictions and feelings are worthless because she does not conform to a world that, to her probably, appears godless and without conviction. There is so much that can be said, and has been said, about the ignorance and oppression of those who want to deny a woman the right to choose to cover and/or dress to her own level of comfort and modesty. Here is one article from this week:

"France’s ban on Muslim burqa is discriminatory and unwise"
in The Signal, by Miranda Sain

. . . The justifications of the ban range from preserving the French culture to women’s rights, and national security.

The proposed ban further accentuates the divide between the West and Islam in regards to women’s rights. Many Western societies view Islamic head coverings, like the burqa, as being oppressive to women. Many, like Sarkozy, see the burqa as a sign of subservience.

However, in many instances, it is a woman’s autonomous decision to wear a burqa on the grounds of modesty. The Quran does not mandate women to wear a burqa. The Quran only requests women to dress modestly in order to protect themselves from harassment. (This passage can be found in Sura Al Hijaab 33:59.) Just like with abortion in the United States, what a woman decides to do with her body, whether it deals with reproduction or her clothing choice, should be left to her own discretion. That decision should neither be made for her by a man nor a governmental body. . . .

I recently came across a new headcovering blog, which includes one author's take on this as well:

"Banning Head Coverings?"
in "Journey of the Veil" at blogspot

The writer includes a few links to news and discussion in her article, and concludes with her own thoughts:

The discussion veers from Muslim coverings to Jewish and Christian coverings as well, pointing out that were America to ban Muslim coverings, more likely than not we would all be affected.
This is not only an attack on so-called women's oppression, but on modesty itself. The author of the first article says that she takes it as an "affront" when she sees a woman who is covered and is wearing a headscarf. Seriously? Because sure, those women are being modest just to offend you. Specifically. *rolls eyes* Perhaps she needs to consider why it makes her uncomfortable. It seems that people have a need to do away with reminders that they are not living as they should.

Do we really want the government in our closets? Um, no. I hear they have a horrible sense of fashion.

Which reminds us that head coverings in the news, which on the surface equates to Muslims in the news, really affects every woman in the news, because Muslim head covering is for feminine modesty - whether the style is an identifier of Islam or South Asia and the Middle East or not. It is a two-edged attack: against this one religion, and against all spiritually minded people who desire to behave in a way that demands submission to a wiser and "Higher Power" (as AA puts it).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Have you a story, or an article to share?

Please, Dear Readers, if you have a story of your own to share, or an article or other online information that you feel is worth sharing with others who are interested in Those Headcoverings, post it here! I have been away for a while, but I would like to keep this web log in action, because there are folks everyday looking for information, and for encouragement.

I thank you, those of my Dear Readers who have been here all the way from the beginnings of this blog - who have contributed thoughts, and links, and even books (!) on this subject. I thank those of you who are stopping by for perhaps the first time, for taking the time to find out more about this subject - which, as simple as it is, is very dear to some of us.

Blessings on your heads...