Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

Where a recovering ex-atheist skewers things with a sharp two-edged sword

Why people are weird about head coverings

By instantiating a symbol of a larger spiritual pattern, they hope to instantiate the whole pattern. The Enlightenment didn’t escape magical thinking; it intensified it.

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Not veiling is a sin just like not baptizing your babies

Contrary to a common objection bandied about today, there is nothing sectarian about head covering, and to disallow it on such grounds is grossly inconsistent with how these very same people approach other important doctrinal disagreements.

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The hair is not the only covering in 1 Corinthians 11

It is impossible for the covering that Paul is speaking about in 1 Corinthians 11 to be merely the woman’s hair. Verse 6 makes this reading incoherent, and verse 15 directly signals that it is wrong by using a different word for covering than the rest of the chapter.

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Prayer and prophecy are not just supernatural gifts in 1 Corinthians 11

Prayer and prophecy in scripture can be supernatural gifts. But they can often be exercises of our natural faculties too. Paul’s use of these terms is broad, and certainly encompasses what women do in worship today.

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Head coverings #1: the logic of glory and veiling

While head covering debates get mired in disagreement about cultural customs and what Paul meant about the angels, they ignore the central logic of 1 Corinthians 11—that only one glory should be on display in worship. Veiling still matters in the modern day because God’s glory still matters in worship—and that is what is at stake.

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Should women wear head coverings?

For what it’s worth, this is why I don’t read the Gospel Coalition.

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Humiliating head coverings

Daniel B Wallace thinks we should abide by the principle rather than the practice. I wonder why we can’t do both.

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