The Author

Benjamin L. Merkle serves as professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Why Elders? A Biblical and Practical Guide for Church Members (Kregel, 2009) and 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons (Kregel, 2007). 

Should Women Wear Head Coverings?

Is it inconsistent to say the Bible's admonition for wearing head coverings is limited to ancient culture, but its forbidding of women elders is