Shifting Landscapes; From Mine to His
The Rev. Martha Horn
In September, 2015, just one month prior to her ordination to the priesthood and three months prior to her death, the Rev. Martha Horn, Chaplain for the Diocesan Women’s Ministries, led a women’s retreat at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on the theme “Shifting Landscapes: from mine to His.” She offered this teaching again in November 2015.
The following three videos are of her teaching at St. Christopher.
Teaching 1: Who is Jesus? This teaching focuses on the Nicene Creed and three important Christological events that point to the deity of Christ.
Teaching 2: In Jesus Christ we have incarnational identity. This teaching dives into the Gospels of Matthew and John to answer a foundational question: What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ who is incarnational?
Teaching 3: The sovereignty of God and His Landscapes: This teaching defines the word sovereign and outlines God’s landscape through the book of Job. The Rev. Martha Horn concludes her teachings with a lesson about the authority and power of Jesus Christ in each of us.
Biblical Womanhood: Understanding the “S” Word – Submission
By the Rev. Shay Gaillard, Rector of the Parish Church of Saint Helena, Beaufort
In preparation for presenting and living out our mission statement, we, the council members, had to ask ourselves some tough questions. Perhaps the most challenging question was, “What does Biblical womanhood look like?” We get a glimpse of what the Bible says about womanhood from Titus 2:3-5. We could also read Proverbs 31 and catch a different perspective of Biblical womanhood. For us on the council, the most challenging part of Biblical womanhood came down to one word. The “S” word. Submission. It was fascinating to hear how each member of the council defined submission. No two members had the same definition! Evidently, this little word carries a lot of emotions and feelings. It would certainly be easier to sweep it under the rug and not pay it any attention!
Obviously there are some very important connections between Biblical womanhood and this little word “submission.” The council approached Rev. Shay Gaillard, rector at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston, to see if he could help us, the members of the council, understand the Biblical meaning of submission. Not only did he agree to teach us, but he also let us video each of the four different teachings so we can share them with you!
These teachings are for all Christians, not just women. We are all called to submit to our Lord Jesus Christ. We are all called to live lives of submission. It is so critical for us to understand from a Biblical standpoint what submission means. Fr. Shay’s teachings take us from submission in the Godhead all the way through submission in our relationships.
Please take time to watch and share these videos.
View the helpful handout.
Talk 1: Submission in the Godhead: In the Beginning
Talk 2: Submission in Creation: Imago Dei
Talk 3: Submission in Marriage: In Everything
Talk 4: Submission in Women’s Ministry: God’s Perfect Plan