The Very Rev. Sam Candler, dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, is the featured preacher July 31 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org. In addition to being the host and producer of "Day 1," Peter is also a priest in the Diocese and Interim Priest in Charge at St. Gabriel's in Oakwood.
An amateur pianist, Candler had intended to become a jazz musician before he was called into the priesthood. He writes a commentary called "Good Faith and the Common Good" (www.goodfaithandthecommongood.org) and is a writer for Episcopal Cafe (www.episcopalcafe.com). He is an adjunct professor at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
“A Chasing After Wind,” Candler’s sermon for July 31, is drawn from Ecclesiastes, chapter 1. “These words are worth reading every year, or even every month,” he says. “The Book of Ecclesiastes has an edge, a dark side. It reflects the dark side of our souls. Remember, the dark side is not necessarily the bad side. It’s just the dark side, which, when we know it well, enables us to see the light all the better.”