• I knew I shouldn’t have cut my hair…


    After all, 1 Cor. 11:15 tells me that “long hair is a woman’s glory.” But, I’ve always been one to flirt with disaster. I may have cut off my hair, but some folks are taking this whole “don’t cut your hair because it’s your glory” thing a step further. Now we have this:

    The wearing of fabric head coverings in worship was universally the practice of Christian women until the twentieth century. What happened? Did we suddenly find some biblical truth to which the saints for thousands of years were blind? Or were our biblical views of women gradually eroded by the modern feminist movement that has infiltrated the Church…? – R.C. Sproul

    Check out the site and you’ll find 26 year old Melissa who started “covering” on June 30. She says:

    When I covered the first time I would cover at all times. I stopped covering because I thought that having long hair was all the cover I needed. I have never heard about covering only during prayer/church. After finding the Head Covering Movement and reading the scripture again with clear eyes I see how God intended covering to be done.


    My advice for other women is to just take that step of faith and pray for comfort. It is best to have a supportive husband or father at your side. Don’t forget that it is not for praise of man but for the glory of God that all things (including covering) should be done.

    Here’s some of the reasoning behind this movement:

    …the long hair is an indication from ‘nature’ of the differentiation between men and women, and so the head covering required is in line with what ‘nature’ teaches.” – John Murray [1898-1975] (Professor, Westminster Theological Seminary)*

    Well, if nature teaches it, what could possibly go wrong? Plus, angels endorse it.

    “Paul’s admonition for women to wear a head covering ‘because of the angels’ removes any doubt that this teaching is universal and timeless.” – K.P. Yohannan (Founder, Gospel for Asia)*

    According to this website author, head covering is a “neglected doctrine.”

    Head coverings are not a popular doctrine. In fact, that’s quite the understatement. So why would I start a movement based upon it? Do I enjoy controversy? Absolutely not. Looking to be divisive? The opposite. Then what would possess me to do such a thing? The short answer is, because it’s in the Bible. See, if “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16 NASB) then all Scripture deserves fair treatment. On top of that, this particular topic is not just mentioned in the Bible, but it’s defended. It’s not just one or two obscure verses but it occupies 15 consecutive verses. We can debate what Paul meant and we can debate how it applies in the 21st century, but the one thing we can’t do is ignore this topic. Read more

    I was curious to know who founded this very interesting website. As I suspected, it was a man, someone who doesn’t have to wear one of those dang-gum, presumably hot, hair flattening, unattractive, bolts of fabric on their head.

    My name is Jeremy and I’m the founder. I’m hoping you’ll stick around to both learn and discuss the topic of head coverings with us. Our first post is called “An Introduction to a Neglected Doctrine” which will introduce the topic of the movement. This post will be more of an introduction to the site itself



    Category: FYI


    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)