Question of the day: head coverings?
Hello all! Nick from Multitude of Counsel here. I thought I’d hijack question of the day today and give Heather a break, as she does work so hard to bring us so much. So, without further adieu—and in the spirit of Heather, as I know she hearts a good ‘discussion’—I present to you the question of the day:
What’s the deal with head coverings?
The passages discussing this issue—or lack thereof?—are located in 1 Corinthians 11:1–16. I’ll play both sides with some things to consider:
Should women wear head coverings?
If so, when and where? And for what purpose?
Is this passage merely cultural, and not relevant to our times?
Is the covering talked about synonymous with her hair (:15)?
If so, why would the word ‘also’ be used in verse 6?
What do the angels have to do with this issue (:10)?
If it is not part of a cultural custom, do we need to obey it (:16)?