2012.04.01 - Bill Webb - Soma: 1 Corinthians
Head Coverings, or, The Head of Every Woman is Man?
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Paul reminds the Corinthian church that the head of every woman is man, that women should wear a head covering, and that for men to have long hair is a disgrace.
No… this isn’t an April Fools joke.
But there’s always more to the story. Digging into the text we begin to see how Paul’s teachings, which seem so backwards and regressive to us, were actually incredibly relevant and empowering in their time and place.
So how do we honour texts like these? Dr. William Webb, author of “Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals” and “Corporal Punishment in the Bible” walks us through these texts, and explains how they can help us understand the heart of God and worship today.
Music led by Alex Drumm, and a whack of other people - starts 1 hour and 12 minutes in.
Note: due to technical problems, the audio is a little weak until about half and hour into the sermon, where it improves.