While going through my daily online reading I came across a common theme on two different blogs I follow. They were written to address the often difficult passage of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and the subject of the woman’s head covering. I took some interest in this since the former church I attended for a number of years was very particular about women wearing head coverings during the church meetings. My views over the years have changed on this topic especially since I left this church and reviewed the text of 1 Corinthians 11.
The first article I read gave a more traditional approach to the whole discussion. I felt he did a good job expressing the view that women should wear a covering during the service.
The second blog post took on some elements of my personal view which is that women should wear a covering if they pray. The author however took it further and presented a viewpoint that I had never considered in the past. Mr. Slane would associate the text relating closely to what was said in Joel 3 and the fulfilment of daughter’s prophesying. He would see the text relating to the first 40 years after Pentecost. While I’m not totally convinced of this position since it is very reliant on the preterist position, I felt he made a pretty good argument for his view.
I would recommend both these articles but especially reading the second and I would love to hear your thoughts!