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As with other offerings of the Cathedral in this time of Social Distance for the Common Good, we hope to stay in holy relationship. Canon George Maxwell teaches this class via Zoom

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Epiphany 2021: What does Jesus mean when he says “I am”?

Epiphany is the season that we use to celebrate the manifestation of Christ. In the Western churches, we tend to focus on the visit of the magi and the worldwide mission of the church.  The Eastern churches tend to focus instead on Christ’s baptism by John, when the heavens opened and a voice from heaven declared Jesus to be God’s beloved Son, and the miracle of Cana in Galilee, where Christ first “manifested” his glory.  This year in Old Fashioned Sunday School, we’ll take a more eastern approach to the season of Epiphany by exploring the Jesus Christ that is manifested in the Gospel of John.  It won’t be like the reading of the fourth gospel that you are used to hearing, though.  We will be reading it from the center.  We’ll assume that the story of the sea-crossing (6:16-21) is the structural center of the gospel and talk about what the gospel might be telling us about Jesus if this is true. Much of the approach taken in the course will be from The Good Wine: Reading John from the Center by Bruno Barnhart.



January 17, 2021: What does Jesus mean when he says “I am”? (part 2) / video  slides

January 10, 2021: What does Jesus mean when he says “I am”? (part 1) / video


Fall 2020: The Holy Thursday Revolution

December 20, 2020: Advent in the Desert (part 2) / video / slides

December 13, 2020: Advent in the Desert / video / slides


November 15, 2020: The Jesus Program, part II / video


November 8, 2020: The Jesus Program, part I / video


November 1, 2020: The Ten Commandments: What Do They Have To Do With Jesus? / video


October 25, 2020: The Messianic Age / video


October 18, 2020: Nicodemus and Human Nature / video


October 11, 2020: St. Philip the Deacon: The Relationship Between Baptism and the Holy Thursday Revolution / video


October 4, 2020: St. Francis of Assisi: An Exemplar of the Friendship Paradigm / video


September 27, 2020: Fear: The Root of the Desire for Domination / video


September 20, 2020: The Politics of Domination / video


September 13, 2020: Who Are We? / video



The Universal Christ

August 30: Third Conversation / video


August 23: Second Conversation / video


August 16: First Conversation / video