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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.

Samuel Glenn Candler has been Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, since October of 1998. He was raised on a farm in Coweta County, Georgia, and he received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Occidental College, in Los Angeles, California. In 1982, he graduated magna cum laude from Yale University Divinity School (and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, its Episcopal component). Ordained deacon in 1982, and priest in 1983, Dean Candler has served churches in Marietta and Cumming, Georgia; and in Summerville, South Carolina. Immediately before he was called to St. Philip's, he was Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, from 1993-1998.

Sam Candler loves the community and diversity of parish life. An amateur pianist, he had intended to become a jazz musician before he was called into the priesthood. Thus, he values the role of music in prayer, and he has served on Liturgy and Music Committees in several dioceses. He also loves the outdoors, where he also finds community and diversity. Having grown up in rural areas, he continues to fish, hunt, hike, and observe the stars as much as possible. In South Carolina, he was a member of the Governor's Commission on Race Relations; and he believes that the Church must continue its social and civic call to justice for all. His vision for St. Philip's Cathedral is that it continues to grow as a passionate and vibrant community of Christian faith, serving the city and diocese of Atlanta.

Dean Candler has lectured and preached in England, Costa Rica, and Canada, besides many places in the United States. He is known for his optimistic and progressive vision of traditional Christian church life (and life in the Episcopal Church). He is also committed to interfaith relationships of good faith. He is a member of The Faith Alliance (the interfaith network in the city of Atlanta) and World Pilgrims (a group committed to taking Jews, Christians, and Muslims on interfaith pilgrimages together). Finally, Dean Candler presents lectures on religion and science, and on environmental sustainability and earth stewardship. Besides his sermons and articles, Sam Candler writes a commentary called "Good Faith and the Common Good," (www.goodfaithandthecommongood.org); and he is a writer for Episcopal Cafe (www.episcopalcafe.com).

Sam Candler serves on a variety of boards and organizations. He is on the board of trustees of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University in New Haven, and the George West Mental Health Foundation Atlanta. He also serves on the boards of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion and the Cumberland Island Preservation Society. He is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club.

Dean Candler is joined in his life and ministry with Boog, his wife, who is a preschool teacher and an interpreter for the deaf. She, too, grew up on a farm, in Maryland. They have three grown children.


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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

The Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, and the Light of the World

Luke 2:22-40

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Presentation of the Lord - Year A

February 02, 2014

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

What a spectacular day this is! What a day to pay attention to! And what exactly are we celebrating today?

Well, according to much of the United States, today is Super Bowl Sunday. Of course! What else? Even those of us without a favorite team have noticed the drama. And even those of us who don't care for football might care for the annual outpouring of new television commercials. As for those of us who care for neither football nor commercials, well, we still know something spectacular is occurring.

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Is Christ Divided?

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 26, 2014

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The great comedian Emo Philips told a story over twenty years ago, which bears repeating today. He was walking across a bridge, and he tells the story like this.

I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it! Don't do it!" He said, "Why not? Nobody loves me."

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November 14, 2010

All Will Be Thrown Down

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

What did Jesus mean when he said not one stone of the temple will be left upon another--all will be thrown down? Dean Sam Candler offers some challenging conclusions.
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November 07, 2010

Saint Carlton Is Lowest

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

What is a saint? The Very Rev. Sam Candler probes Jesus' teaching in Luke 6 to discover the radical -- and surprising -- kind of life God's people are called to live in this world.
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March 09, 2008

Unbind Him and Let Him Go!

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler extols the call to let go of the past, let go of sin and let go of death by faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

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March 02, 2008

There Was a Man Born Blind

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler preaches about Jesus healing the blind man and calls call us to see this story afresh through the loving eyes of faith.

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Day 1 Podcast Extra -Candler

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

In this Day 1 Podcast Extra, The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA, shares his personal insights and experiences.

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February 24, 2008

Honey, You Better Believe He Is the Messiah!

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler shares God’s gift of life through the invitation to the living water of faith in Jesus that cuts across racial and cultural prejudice.

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February 17, 2008

Where Were You Born?

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler invites us to look beyond our earthly bonds of geography and geneology to be born anew in the Spirit of faith and truth.

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February 10, 2008

A Friend of the Devil

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler invites us to become familiar with our own weakness, vulnerability and temptations and encourages us to invite Jesus to help us overcome our inner dark side.

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December 30, 2007

The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us, Full of Grace and Truth

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler reminds us that not through the Law, but through Jesus Christ comes the grace and truth of God's love.

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December 23, 2007

Believe in the Dreams of the Person You Love

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler calls us to believe in the dreams of those we love just as Joseph believed in Mary.

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December 16, 2007

Are You the One Who Is to Come?

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler calls us to open our eyes to the signs that Jesus has come and recognize the gift of love and peace in the changes of people all around us.

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January 29, 2006

The Crazies

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA. His fascinating sermon, based on Mark 1:23-24, is entitled "The Crazies."

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February 27, 2005

Give Me a Drink

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.

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January 23, 2005

Follow Me, and I Will Make You Go Fishing

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.

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September 11, 2001

Special Program: Out of the Ashes...Hope

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September 03, 2000

Why Don't You Wash Your Hands?

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August 06, 2000

The Power of Presence

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July 09, 2000

Independence Day

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August 16, 1998

The Fire of Jesus

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July 19, 1998

Holy Laughter

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

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June 21, 1998

What Is Discipline?

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

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May 17, 1998

Lizards and Alligators--The Old and the New

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)