It’s been almost 2 years since I started wearing one-type-or-another of headcovering to church. As I originally wrote here on my blog, I did it because I was reading 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and just couldn’t see any way around it.
I don’t usually like to stir up too much controversy here on my blog, but being on bed rest has given me a little more time for reading and reflection. I was pondering why so few women wear any type of headcovering, even though most that I know claim to take the Bible literally. I’m not judging anyone! I honestly STILL don’t like wearing anything on my head. I feel so conspicuous! In fact, my headcovering is often a wide, cloth headband, which might not even look like a headcovering to anyone else. I’m starting to rethink that.
Therefore, in the hopes of stirring up some friendly controversy among my blogging and Facebook friends, I thought I’d bring up this issue again.
First, here is a list of posts and articles I’ve recently been reading:
- Why Headcovering Is for Today
- Head Coverings and the Body of Messiah
- The Biblical Headcovering (PDF)
- Those Headcoverings (an entire blog devoted to the subject)
- Headcovering – Not So Simple an Answer
- Changing Thoughts on Headcoverings
- Head Covering Through the Centuries
- Headcoverings – Yea or Nay? (with links to audio sermons near the top)
Secondly, I really would WELCOME comments — both from friends who DO cover (but I’m not trying to preach to the choir here), and more so from friends who do NOT cover (because I’d love to hear why). Yes, I know it’s controversial, but this is ME speaking. I promise not to bash you! Who knows… I might go into labor any day now and not even have time to answer a single comment.
Who’s brave enough to start the discussion? Why don’t women in our Bible-believing churches wear a headcovering?
P.S. Dear Facebook friends, would you mind clicking here to add comments on my blog rather than on my Facebook page? Thanks!