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Welcome to Conversations with our Priests!  Cathedral Bookstore is proud to announce our live, recurring, and virtual series, "Conversations with Our Priests". It began August 27, 2020 and occurs each week at 7PM. In each edition, we pair two priests from within the Dioceses to discuss how, in these times of vast changes, we can persevere through our struggles, growing both as a community and as individuals. 

How To Participate:  

It's free to attend and there's no registration required; all you need to do on any Thursday at 7 PM is click the link below:


You can also join by going to Zoom.com and entering
the following meeting ID, 966 5868 5218

Need instructions on how to join by telephone?


Missed an Episode?
Click here for our Archives Page

We have an online archive of each episode in video and audio-only on our Archives page.

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You may click any underlined Priest's name to see their biography, book recommendations and more!


March 11 -The Rev. John Foster Herring of St. Peter's and The Rev. Nikki Mathis of St. Gregory the Great  Discussion Topic: TBD

March 18 - The Rev. Ricardo Bailey of St. Timothy's/Holy Innocents School and The Rev. Kenya Thompson of Holy Innocents Church  Discussion Topic: TBD

March 25 - The Rev. Winston R. Arthur of St. Michael and All Angels and TBD   Discussion Topic: TBD

2021 Past Conversations with our Priests: 

January 7 - The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart of All Saints and The Very Rev. Tim Black of St. Paul's

January 14 - The Rev. Lynnsay Buehler of St. Bede's and The Rev. Dr. (Ret) Barbara Patterson (Bobbi)    Discussion Topic:  Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice

January 21 -The Venerable Archdeacon Carole Maddux and The Rev. Deacon Geoffrey T. Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Episcopal Church    Discussion Topic: the role of Deacons as advocates and advocacy leaders in the church

January 28 -The Rev. Dr. Stefanie Taylor of St. Martin in the Field and The Rev. David Wagner of Holy Innocents School   Discussion Topic: Episcopal schools and ministering in a community of non-Episcopalians

February 4 - The Rev. George Yandell of Holy Family and The Rev. Bryan Sullivan of St. Benedict's Episcopal School    Discussion Topic: How Did We Get Here?

February 11 -The Rev. Julia Mitchener of Cathedral of St. Philip and The Venerable Janet Tidwell of the Diocese of Atlanta   Discussion Topic: Brave Enough to Speak:  Two Women Talk about Race

February 18 -The Rev. Greg Tallant of Holy Trinity and The Rev. Jenna Faith Strizak of St. Benedict's  Discussion Topic: No Cradles: Coming to Priesthood From Other Traditions

February 25 - The Rev. Donna Mote of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab and The Rev. M. Edwin Beckham of Church of the Good Shepherd  Discussion Topic: Re-imagining Policing and Public Safety through Cultivating Relationships with Law Enforcement see resources


2020 Past Conversations with our Priests:


August 27 -The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin of St. Luke’s and The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa of Cathedral of St. Philip    Discussion Topic: Grieving During a Pandemic

September 3
-The Venerable Juan Sandoval of Cathedral of St. Philip and The Rev. Mimi Guerra of Christ Church (IN SPANISH)  Discussion Topic: Hispanic Community and the Episcopal Church

September 10 - The Venerable Juan Sandoval of Cathedral of St. Philip and The Rev. Mimi Guerra of Christ Church    Discussion Topic: The Spanish community during a pandemic

September 17 -The Rev. Nikki Mathis of St. Gregory the Great and The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higganbotham of Grace Episcopal Church   Discussion Topic: Where do we experience joy in the midst of this pain and stress?

September 24 -The Rev. Ben R. Wells of St. Francis and The Rev. Scott Kidd of Church of the Resurrection   Discussion Topic: Theology and food during the pandemic

October 8 –The Rev. Lauren Holderof Cathedral of St. Philip and The Rev. Tim Meyers of St. Anne’s    Discussion Topic: Seeking Renewal When There Is No Rest

October 15 -The Very Rev. David C. Probst of St. Stephen's and The Very Rev. Daniel B. Brown of Church of the Advent  Discussion Topic: Balancing with Humor: The “lighter side” of the pandemic

October 22 - The Rev. Dr. Angela F. Shepherd of St. Bartholomew's and The Very Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards, DMin. of St. Thomas   Discussion Topic: Sunday Worship & Pandemic Induced Differences and Similarities

November 5The Rev. Robert Dendtler of Church of the Mediator and The Rev. Dr. Dwight Ogier  Discussion Topic: Psalm for the day and how the pandemic has affected our lives

November 12 - The Rev. Ed Bacon, Interim Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church  and the Rev. Dr. Theophus ‘Thee’ Smith, Priest Associate at Cathedral of St. Philip & Associate Professor of Dept. of Religion at Emory University    Discussion Topic: Beloved community, loyalty, betrayal, atonement  

November 19 - The Rev. Ed Bacon, Interim Rectorat St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and The Rev. Kim Jackson of Church of the Common Ground    Discussion Topic: The sacrament of protest

December 3 -The Rev. M. Edwin Beckham of Church of the Good Shepherd and The Rev. Jane Mitchell Weston of St. Simon's   Discussion Topic: TBD

December 10 - The Rev. Loree Reed of All Angels and The Rev. Ruth N. Tate of St. Andrews    Discussion Topic: Incarnation

December 11 (Friday) - Special Advent Edition featuring The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor and The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa of Cathedral of St. Philip

December 17 - The Rev. Canon John Bolton of the Diocese of Atlanta and The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park of Grace Church   Discussion Topic: Companionship in a time of separation

December 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE

December 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE

Please note that this page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.


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