The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Old Fashioned Sunday School

Old Fashioned Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall to discuss topics of general interest to the Cathedral community. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!


Being With: The Road to Reconciliation

Child Hall, 10:10 a.m.
Fall 2023

In May of this year, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the United States Surgeon General, issued an Advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country. The Rev. Samuel Wells, Vicar of St. Martins-in-the-Fields in central London, has argued that the first step we might take in dealing with this predicament is to change the way we think about God from one who works for us to one who wants to be with us. Canon George Maxwell will lead a discussion that looks more deeply at Murthy’s diagnosis and the healing remedy that Wells prescribes.
Murthy discusses his warnings about isolation, loneliness, and lack of connection in his book Together: The Healing Power 
of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World (NY: Harper Wave, 2020).Wells introduces many of his ideas about being with in his book Humbler Faith, Bigger God: Finding a Story to Live By (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI, 2022).

Copies of both books may be purchased in the Cathedral Bookstore.

This class meets in Child Hall, and recordings are available online after Sunday on this page.

Being With: An Exploration Of Christian Life and Faith
Begins Thursday, September 21
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Canon George Maxwell and Mary Hunter Maxwell will lead a small group of between six to fourteen people in a ten-week course that follows a curriculum called Being With: A Course Exploring Christian Faith and Life (2022) that was developed by Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner. The course will begin on Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. and meet weekly thereafter. Each meeting will be in person and will last for 90 minutes. The course will follow a format that is designed to explore in more depth some of the concepts that will be discussed in Old Fashioned Sunday School on Sunday mornings. Please send an email to Canon Maxwell at, if you are interested in participating


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