Read: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18
Isn’t it obvious that it’s disgraceful for a man to have long hair? And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. (1 Corinthians 11:14-15)
Relate: When I first read this scripture, my immediate thought was, “Uh, uh. No way. I’m not touching this with a ten foot pole.” Then I thought. “That is exactly why I have to address it.”
React: Then I got thinking about a book I’m reading about community interpretation for scripture. It talks about the need to have many voices when approaching the Word of God to both broaden our perspective and to keep us from going too far adrift in our interpretation. So I’m going to experiment with what the author called this dangerous adventure.
Here’s your chance to interact. I know many of you already do, and I appreciate that. I know a lot of you who have been reading and following have some amazing blogs and insights. For everybody’s sake I would love to tap that wisdom and intelligence here. I know some who read this are Hindi, Muslim, Jew, “spiritual but not religious”, atheist, and all stripes between. I would love your insight too.
Respond: This poll is open ended. I’ve supplied a few answers, feel free to add your own. Comment on any answers, the text itself, other comments… whatever. All I ask is that all discussion make an attempt at remaining civil. Thank you all for the diversity of insight I am confident you will all bring to the table.