Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

Dear Readers,

How quickly the time has gone by, and here we are at another year end already!

(not everyone is represented here)
At this time of new year resolutions, I pray for every one of you who will read these words: that you will continue to learn and grow stronger in faith, that you will find comfort and encouragement from others to do what you know is right, that as you learn you will not forget that others have not seen and heard the things which you have, and so they deserve your patience and gentleness in word and deed. 

May we live quiet lives of peace, humbly covered by unconditional love, shining like candles in the dark.  May our little pieces of cloth be a sign of devotion, humbleness, and gentleness to all, and may we remember why we wear those headcoverings - every time we struggle to keep them in place.

And now, as the apostle, Paul, I praise you: for remembering me and all those who write to you of good things; and for holding firmly to the ordinances and traditions which you were given.


(photo taken from Women’s Head Coverings in Different Religions; November 29, 2011 by humarashid, in the blog, The Reasonably Prudent Law Student.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

History and Headscarves in Politics - Turkey

Often when we are looking up news stories concerning head coverings, the country of Turkey appears.  Its history, especially the recent past, can be confusing to many.  In Turkey, the secular West struggles with the conservative Muslim population, in all areas, and especially as things concern women.  Conservative women cannot attend university or get many jobs if they choose to wear a head covering, and secular women feel that the growing popularity of Islamic political groups threatens to keep them from jobs or other opportunities.  It is a time for open eyes and minds, and for real investigation of all the different ways of life.  If Turkey has you stumped, you have to keep up with it.  The article linked below gives a brief though quite helpful overview of the situation for women in Turkey, which may help us to all better understand others in the world, and the confusion surrounding the head covering in other places too.

"Muslim Lite: Women, Islam and the Turkish Way" by Roger Friedland, Visiting Professor, New York University-Abu Dhabi, in the Huffington Post (image above linked from this article)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Sojourner: The Head Covering Command

Thorough study in this blog on the 1 Corinthians 11 passage. Please see:

The Sojourner: The Head Covering Command: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16: v. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Brandon woman memorializes mom with ministry |

Something about those head coverings. . . . Just a nice story today. :)

"Brandon woman memorializes mom with ministry |"

HATS JR 003 "After Irene Westley died, her daughter, Juanita Westley, launched a ministry called Women of Many Hats in her memory."

By MICHELLE BEARDEN | The Tampa Tribune

Irene Westley loved hats. Hats that made bold statements. Hats that captured the imagination. She had them in a rainbow collection of colors, from the brightest to the subtlest hues, adorned with bows, feathers, buttons, flowers and festive pins. They lined the shelves in all her closets; 132 hats in all.
Her daughter Juanita once commented on her mother's passion for fashionable head coverings.
"It's not the hats you wear," Irene told her. "It's the roles you play every day."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Egypt’s Abu Ismail: no veil is “criminal”

Egypt’s Abu Ismail tells TV host Reem Maged to cover, says no veil is “criminal” - Bikya Masr : Bikya Masr

I still believe that covering is a woman's choice. She should neither be barred from covering nor forced to cover. Interested in what others think about this point of view. Can it happen in Egypt?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Fifa appears ready to fix football's Hijab issue once and for all"
"In June this year, the Iran women's national team forfeited an Olympic qualifier after they were not allowed to wear head scarves, but will episodes like this soon become history?"

 By Niloufar Momeni at -- photo from

Will this be a proof text for others now, that hijab - literally, modesty in dress - is not merely a religious statement, and will not hamper the exercise of a sport or other activity in every day life?  Will women who wear modest clothing, including head coverings, be accepted as women who choose to dress more modestly, and not as religious nuts or subservient nobodies who quiver before tyrannical male masters?  Oh, wouldn't it be lovely?

And how interesting that it is FIFA who may be leading the way for women of the world, considering that they represent "the beautiful game"?  More power to them, and to women who actually enjoy sport. 

Actual wording, as of this state in the game:
  "In a recent seminar funded by Asian Football Development Project commission, all participants, including Fifa vice-presidents, agreed on a proposal that “Hijab is not a religious symbol or statement and rather is in abidance with culture, and discrimination and exclusiveness of players are to be avoided because of cultural costumes. While safety of Hijab should be considered a priority for Fifa, further medical studies are needed with Fifa co-ordination, in regards to aesthetic arguments and type of material.”"

Maybe women volley ball players will decide that it's okay to wear clothes now?  Well,  it's a wish... .

Monday, October 31, 2011

How to sew a Christian veil

Please, go to this lady's videos for numerous helpful and sweet videos to help you make and wear your own simple head coverings, as well as learn other sewing tips.   Her website, for more information on these headcoverings and other modest issues, is : She offers head coverings of various styles for sale as well. Because of this, she notes at her website "10-21-10 Please note: Due to my personal convictions I will not sell coverings to someone if I know they will be used for costuming purposes for Halloween. There may be cases where I wouldn't mind a costume in general as long as it is used in a Godly and respectful way...but a Halloween costume is not among them. I do not mean to offend or hurt anyone's feelings, but I am adamantly opposed to that holiday and what it stands for. I prefer that my covering sewing time be used for making coverings that are to be worn for Biblical purposes. This is obviously something that must be on your individual honor as I do not always know what a person may place their order for. It only just occurred to me that someone might wish to order for that reason and I just felt led to post this as a policy, especially as it is that time of year."

You can read her own words here: "Headcovering Testimony," By Mrs. Eleanor R. McDonie.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Headcovering is Not a Costume

Dr. Faheem Younus, Adjunct Faculty for Religion at CCBC and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at U MD, writes some thoughtful comments on head covering as pertains to this part of the year, that is, Halloween, and how it applies to the education of hijab other times in the year as well, in: "Hijab is Not a Halloween Costume."(  Find a neat short list of questions and answers about hijab as well.

I always find myself reading articles like these and thinking how easily the words could be replaced by other women who choose to cover, specifically Christians who wear headcovering and dress modestly too.

As usual, be aware that comments below articles are not written unbiasedly or politely.  This one has so many comments that I wish I could answer... if only I knew that those who wrote the comments would listen.  Let's keep educating others while we maintain our faith and modesty.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize recognises women rights activists

"BBC News - Nobel Peace Prize recognises women rights activists"

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen.
They were recognised for their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
Mrs Sirleaf is Africa's first female elected head of state, Ms Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist and Ms Karman is a leading figure in Yemen's pro-democracy movement.
"We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women achieve the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society," said Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland in Oslo.
Reading from the prize citation, he said the committee hoped the prize would "help to bring an end to the suppression of women that still occurs in many countries, and to realise the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent".

Read more about these women at this link.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

In Her Own Words, To Cover in Court

"An Expression of Faith" - a short essay in the ACLU's blog, attached to their website, written from the point of view of that headscarf wearing woman who tried to enter a public courtroom, back in 2008, in Douglasville, Georgia, USA.  I have read numerous articles about and referencing this situation, and found it nice to read the woman's own words.  Her situation was one of those "shots heard round the world" regarding those head coverings, faith, women's rights, modesty, and proper court behaviour in the United States.  Because of the denial to her to enter the courtroom with a head scarf, and her subsequent arrest and detainment in jail, much attention was brought towards Islam and toward this lowly headscarf, though both are still much misunderstood because of the various understandings and practices of the wide variety of people who follow this faith and tradition.  As a result:
In July 2009, the Georgia Supreme Court Commission adopted a policy drafted by the ACLU regarding the treatment of religious head covering. Additionally, a civil lawsuit was filed against the city and the police officers that were involved in my arrest. We recently settled this lawsuit out of court and the city has adopted a head covering screening policy which in part states that head coverings for religious or medical reasons may be allowed in courtrooms, and if a security search is deemed required, the individual wearing the head covering may have the inspection performed in a private place by a same-sex officer.
We've come a good way in the US and in many other places, explaining the reasons for these head coverings, and correcting misunderstandings and prejudicial behaviour.  But we still have far to go, as head covering women and those who love them, for there are still many misunderstandings, prejudgements and misgivings - on both sides of the cover/uncover fence.  If practicing Muslim women are kept from dressing in a way that their faith proclaims as modest and respectful, then so also will modest, traditional Jews, Christians and other women who choose to cover up in modesty or from respect or devotion be ridiculed, misunderstood, and maybe even mistreated or "disrobed" (to use the term used in the above linked article). Please keep studying, sharing and encouraging.  We who wear those headcoverings will certainly appreciate it.

See also  for news on this story.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Looking for Your Headcovering Blog Articles

Attention Reader-Writers:  I would like to gather a listing of links for bloggers and writers who have an article about head covering, either from a personal experience or from a study that you've done.  When I first began really studying about head covering as a serious expression of my faith, the more I read, the more I found myself able to come to a conscious, confident decision.  I was amazed at the number of personal testimonials, research reports, and even fashion guides and how-to's that I was able to find from non-professional sources online, in addition to the already well-written articles and studies provided by different religious organizations, books and individual leaders from various backgrounds.

If you have written an article about the head covering for your own blog, or organizational blog or website, please send me a link that I can share here on the ThoseHeadcoverings blog, and maybe in the future, on my ThoseHeadcoverings website (when I figure out how to update the google pages or finally move everything to another website host).

Note to remember:  I do include information on my blog and in my website from a variety of sources, some of which you, or I, may not completely agree with.  I don't want anyone to think that just because a wide variety of people believe in wearing a covering on their head means that we agree that everything else that everyone else does is acceptable to everyone.  For example, it does not mean that they will agree on many articles and foundations of spiritual faith, from the widest differences (such as pointed out in my main "categories" of Christian, Islam, and Jewish), down to the slighter differences in regional cultures and traditions (such as, say, conservative to more liberal or moderate groups).  I may write about how I understand things and how the covering is important to me, and I will share the outlooks of others who are willing to share how they see the cloth upon the head, and what it means to them.  It does not mean that we are condemning anyone who does not agree with us.  We are not in a position to condemn or to judge others.  We are only in a position to follow our conscience as our study and experience guides us.  We hope that by sharing with others, that we can encourage you continue seeking the truth and obeying the truth, not merely getting by on what is right in our own eyes, or what feels good to do.  The more we live, the more we learn, and the more we learn, the more we realize: the less we know (somewhat of a quote from a song in the movie "Yentl").  May you keep learning and living, and may you be encouraged by what you read here.  Thank you for listening.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Etsy Headcovering Shops

Here are some neat Etsy shops that make and provide ladies' headcoverings. Click on the names of the stores to go to their sites.

These were sent to me in response to my request in the last post. I am aware that some online shops come and go, and that there are other shops out there, and so I had hoped to hear from other shop owners. If you would like to send a link to your store in the comments here, please do. There are many ladies looking for shops like yours!

Kudos to Devorah, Cam and Alana for their good works. I wonder if maybe there are others out there who are wondering if making up a store or website would be something you would like to try. What do you think?



Welcome to Headcoverings by Devorah™! An online source for unique & traditional custom made Scarves, Snoods, Veils, Hair Wraps, Shawls, Kippot & Judaic Art!

Perfect for Synagogue, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Wedding Guests, Candle Lighting, Kiddish, all Religious and Traditional Occasions. Also makes attractive, comfortable and soft coverings for those with hair loss due to cancer, chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania and other medical conditions.

I invite you to try a better way of wearing head coverings without the hassle of pins and clips and constantly tugging at the covering due to slippage! My unique cording & lace ties works well to size the covering snugly to prevent slipping without the hassle of using pins and clips while adding a beautiful & elegant touch!

I personally make each and every covering, and each is made from only the best quality of fabrics to ensure comfort, durability and the finest of design.

*Have a question about an item? I can be reached by email periodically during the following hours (CST): Sun. - Wed. 9am to 6pm, Thurs. 1pm - 9pm, Friday - 9am to 12pm

Offline Shabbat (Friday evening - Saturday evening) & all Jewish Holidays.


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Welcome to A Snood For All Seasons, a shop filled with beautiful handmade headcoverings! My snoods are sewed by machine and finished by hand!

So take a look around and if you have a snood in mind that you don't see than feel free to send me a message and I'll create a custom snood just for you!

This Etsy shop also has snoods for girls, and patterns to make your own!



This sweet shop has mantillas and fan fold head coverings and scarves.


Also see 13 Plum Knitted at Etsy for a few other head covers. This address was sent to me a while back, and the knitter has changed up her Etsy shop a bit, but search for the "hair accessories" in her shop. :)




"A Headcovering Boutique"

I apologize to Sowers of Hope for leaving them out of this list; their little link picture is in my sidebar, and has been for a while, but when I put this short list together, I forgot somehow to include this neat Etsy shop!   This store includes: Bethany Veils, Chemo Cancer Hair Loss Covers, Extra Wide Headbands, Amish Kapps and Mob Caps, Miriam Convertible (a fan type folded head band), Snoods, and Tichels, along with Modest Clothes too.

See also the Facebook page:!/pages/Sowers-of-Hope-Headcovering-Boutique/133659983367684

and the Sowers of Hope blog:



Another pretty headcovering Etsy shop with many kerchief scarves, wide headbands to choose from, suggested by a Dear Reader.  See also  and



Delena sent me her link a few months ago:

"A wife to an amazing man and mother to three beautiful children. Lover of God and all things traditional who is on a modesty crusade. All snoods are handmade by me in a smoke-free and pet-free household. I can also make a custom-made snood for you if you have a particular fabric in mind that you don't see in the shop. Please note that it might take a little longer to receive your custom-made snood."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Attention Etsy Headcovering Shops!!!

Please post to this blog article with a link to your Etsy shop, and I will post a collection of links in an article here soon. Please also let me know if I may include a sample photo of your work here, as well as any other particular information about the head coverings that you provide at your site that you would like to share with those who would otherwise not know about you.

If you know of an Etsy shop that you would recommend, write and let me know that too.

This is because I want to help people to understand and be encouraged about wearing those headcoverings. I don't get compensated usually when I share information here. Maybe I should write an e-book?

Thank you in advance!

"Looser" Security Rules in Nashville, TN - Troubles Elsewhere

"Metro Departments Change Policy Toward Religious Head Coverings"
The above article link is from the Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) website, dated August 16, 2011. Apparently, the rules are changing in Tennessee: "Metro Nashville is loosening some of its security policies toward religious head coverings." Read this short article to find out what's changed and what's acceptable now in this area, and perhaps what things will look like in other areas in the USA.


"Catholic schools in Kenya prohibit Muslim head covering"
in the Anglican Journal, reports that conflict arises in a Catholic school in Nairobi, Kenya, wishing to uphold its Catholic traditions and dress codes when Muslim students attend classes. How serious are the conflicts:
Muslim leaders have been urging the government to help end the Christian schools' ban. The leaders warn of serious repercussions if rights and freedoms are denied Muslim girls and women.

The Muslim leaders accuse the church schools of discriminating against their students on religious and cultural grounds, but church leaders say they have provided spaces and water for the students to practice Muslim worship rituals.

"Moodbidri: Student Denied Permission to Wear Headscarf, Approaches DC" reported August 10, 2011, of a young woman in university who was told she could not attend class with a headscarf, or hijab, in Western India. Apparently, it's okay to wear burka even on campus, but no head coverings in class. At the time of the writing, the issue was not solved, but the student had not been able to attend class because she refused to go without her head covered.

Friday, August 12, 2011

'Vacation Chic' Headscarf

See article: "Catherine Zeta Jones' Retro Glam | Style Goes Strong"

Paragraph of note:
"A head scarf is so elegant and completely practical (protects your 'do, covers bad hair day) that it's surprising that more of us don't try it. And when worn with oversized shades and large hoop earrings it adds a huge dose of class to anything it's worn with."

And the model is Catherine Zeta Jones, so, you know, I'm just saying, it might be something to check out. :)

Those Men's Head Coverings Too

"Kippah Your Head Covering Outta My Office" (click link) by Rabbi Jason Miller, in the Huffington Post, covers another story or two about people who choose to cover and those who don't get it. To the point that they refuse service, entry or even common courtesy to the covered. In one recent news story, "an Italian man is suing McKinsey & Co., the international consulting firm, claiming he was fired after repeatedly complaining to human resources that his colleagues made fun of his yarmulke." The man's reason for covering: ""theosophy," an obscure spiritual philosophy that maintains that "there is no higher religion than truth."

In a recent television program, this scenario of "please remove your head covering before I'll accept you as a person" is acted out humorously, as a man who has gone deeper into his Jewish spirituality has begun wearing a yarmulke, and is not going to be allowed to enter a restaurant wearing it. It's a Palestinian chicken restaurant, which makes this a scene from a comedy, of course, but fantasy does tend to reflect reality, and in this case, according to the writer, Larry David, it does so purposely. The show is "Curb Your Enthusiasm", and a clip of the video is linked to the article.

Paragraph of note:
"Leo Rosten claims that the word "yarmulke" comes from the Tatar word for skullcap. However, I think it's more likely from the Aramaic "yira malka" meaning "awe of the king" as a sign of respect to God. Whatever one's reason for wearing a yarmulke, they deserve to be treated with respect. Whether you're an Italian New Yorker experimenting with many religions or a spiritually renewed Jewish dentist going to eat some Middle Eastern chicken."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Help! I've stopped writing and I can't get back!

I really wanted to keep this blog going. To encourage. To inform. To help and guide. To persuade even.

What would YOU like to see in this blog? Is there some research that I could do for you? A poll I could take? Some links I could look up and post? Articles I could write? Please let me know what I can do to help. Hold me accountable to the commitment that I made to start up and keep this blog going. Please, send me your own articles or links or sales sites or questions, and we'll see what we can do to encourage and help you!

Thank you for stopping by!


EDIT - To thank those who have written so far, I am blessed to have received your comments and suggestions. PLEASE continue, readers, to submit your thoughts, questions, comments and links.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Article Review: National Catholic Register on The Law

"Women's Head Coverings at Mass: Won't Say I Told You So, But ..."

-- blog article in: National Catholic Register (
-- author: Jimmy Akin
-- religious description: Roman Catholic
-- head covering belief: "I have no problem with women wearing head coverings. In fact, I’m rather partial to the practice, and I fully support any woman’s right to wear one.. . . But I’m not going to falsify what the law requires concerning them."

This is a pretty thorough and recent article, written in response to replies made regarding an earlier essay written by this author. The discussion is a common one in Roman Catholic forums on the subject: the old law that a woman partaking in mass has to wear a head covering was not included in the Second Vatican Council and was done away with by the 1983 Code of Canon Law, and therefore women do not have to wear a veil to mass according to law. But wearing a covering is still a good thing. Discussions of this sort do not have to do - usually - with Biblical scripture, but the various writings and interpretations of canon law. Several quotes of which are included in this article,especially that of Cardinal Burke, a head man in the church court. He concludes that a woman who does not cover her head at any form of mass is not in violation of law, nor should she be considered a sinner in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church.

I appreciate his addendum here:
"Nevertheless, it is clear that those who participate in the extraordinary form of the Mass are intending to celebrate it as it was celebrated in 1962, to the extent provided by present law, and that included head coverings. Those regularly celebrating this form of the Roman Rite thus have an expectation that head coverings will be used. Failure to use them could be cause for puzzlement, even if it is not legally required. And the expectation (without legal requirement) may extend higher up the hierarchical chain, though Cardinal Burke does not make this clear."

Added interest and further study in this subject is included as you read past the author's signature in this blog, and arrive at the comments section. Comments sections must always be approached with a certain expectation of some good, some hostile, of course, and though I have not read through all of the seeming hundreds of comments, I did find this little tidbit, which I can also appreciate, from a writer called "Johnno":
"This is sort of in the same boat at kneeling for Holy Communion. I recognize that women do not need to wear a veil. But like not kneeling for Communion and receiving it on the tongue, a generation of women and men have lost a beautiful significance of such acts and the true reality and beauty that is before them."

I personally believe that covering for the explanations found in scripture are enough for me, but I also understand the additional ceremony and tradition of the Catholic church as it encourages seriousness, contemplation and humbleness when coming together to worship at a mass. Many folks do seem to think that modern philosophy, human perception (even when faulty) and fashion should alter tradition and even law. I suppose some folks would merely dismiss me as "conservative" or even closed minded, but I believe that there are some things that do not change. And an outward respect for GOD and the church of the believers (not to mention all others) is one thing that should not change.

Please read the article (and the links there, even), and let me know what you think.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Article Review: Kings House on Christian Head Covering

"Head covering -- Women: Will You Cover Your Head?": An elucidation of first Corinthians chapter eleven

-- an article in
-- religious description: "simply born-again believers in Christ"
-- author: "hissaint at hotmail dot com"
-- belief about head covering: yes.

I found this article a long time ago, when I was studying for myself on whether the head covering was for Christian women of today. This article is rather lengthy compared to some, but it is so thorough as to almost be usable as a small booklet, digestible over several studies. The article covers:
  • the scripture from 1 Corinthians 11 with definitions and explanation
  • many cross references throughout the Bible to show the consistency of the Word
  • references to definitions of Greek and Hebrew from both Old and New sections of the Scriptures
  • discussions on prayer, prophecy, angels, hair, creation order, gender roles, and church custom
  • a list and quotation from writers throughout history from the earliest writers in the churches of Jesus Christ
  • a series of quotations 'pro' and 'con' from more contemporary thought
  • testimonies from women who cover
Here is the introduction of the piece:


"Therefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to command you what is fitting, yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you." (Philemon 1:8,9)

The "modern" Christian, with regards to the issue of head coverings, might respond that it's "archaic" or "of the first century." However, it's in the Scriptures, and is taught to those true believers of the common faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. As always we truly want to be sound, accurate, and comprehensive in our research of this neglected topic. Most of us when reading 1 Corinthians 11 have accustomed ourselves to pass over this section with no thought as to its relevance for us today. However, I would like to lay down some undeniable facts on this topic before we begin.

Fact #1 - It's in the Holy Scriptures, whether it was for the first century or not, it's there and must be addressed.

Fact #2 - If we single this topic out with the acceptation of it being only for the primitive Church does that give us the license to do that with other genre of Scriptures?

Fact #3 - Seeing it's the work of the adversary to rob (Matthew 13:19; John 10:10) and deceive (Matthew 24:24; Revelation 20:3,8) is it not logical that he attempts to deceive the gullible in this topic also?

I find this article enlightening and thorough, as well as mostly an objective piece, one that presents the facts and allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. Of course, it also is encouraging to those who already use a head covering, or who support those who do, as the author illuminates many different aspects and reasoning for Christian head covering which may have not been thoroughly examined or understood. I recommend it as reading for all of the followers of this blog as well as those who may stumble across this blog who have never understood "those head coverings" and the people who wear them.

Please read this article, and post your response below for others to see. (I read through them first for spam.) I would like to hear from you.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sharing with One Another

Please read the linked article from "Scarf Ace" - "Headcoverings, It Ain't Just For Muslims". She writes:
"I send a cyber hug to my sisters, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and other faiths who believe that what they wear is an important choice that should have the support of the Divine Wisdom, rather than the support of whatever talk show or celebrity trend or fashion magazine."
I appreciate how she researched and quoted much text on various perspectives on us girls who go about with our heads covered. Certainly, there are differences between us, but this piece of cloth on our heads somehow unites us as we try to walk about as Godly women in this modern world. For the variety of perspectives, quotes, pictures, interpretations, reasonings and thoughts, please read this article, and think on Good Things.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Headbands store

Some folks might be interested in the ideas and items at Bandz by Liz. Not full head covers, but some sweet ideas, especially the mother and daughter matching styles available.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Headcoverings in Public Worship"

Here find a lengthy article describing the Biblical headcovering. Below the link, I've provided the concluding paragraph of the essay.

Headcoverings in Public Worship2

Although the use of head coverings in public worship is obviously not as important as the doctrines of the trinity, the two natures of Christ or justification by faith alone, nevertheless, it is important for a number of reasons. (1) It is required by Scripture and thus cannot be set aside like a bad recipe. When God has spoken on an issue, our job is to trust and obey whether we like it or not. (2) In our day when marriage and family life is at an all time low, any teaching and practice that supports the covenant headship of the man and the submission of the wife needs our utmost adherence. Head coverings represent what God teaches about marriage. Therefore, we should not mock or hate this biblical practice but embrace it wholeheartedly. (3) Culture at the present time in America is becoming increasingly pagan, hedonistic and anti-Christian. Any biblical practice that sets God’s people apart from our culture and sets an example for it ought to be embraced by believers. We certainly do not act as a salt and light to our heathen culture when we reject biblical imperatives relating to covenant headship but instead imitate the world. (4) A recurring problem for churches in the last one hundred years has been the intrusion of egalitarian and feminist principles into their beliefs and practices. An excellent way to stop such dangerous syncretism is to obey biblical teachings that feminists hate such as head coverings. The best defense is a good offense. May God enable us to return to the teaching of the apostles on this issue so that families will be strengthened and the angels properly instructed.

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