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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

Each week, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join the Reverend Peter Thompson and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.


Sunday, April 21 at 10 am: God’s Ghostwriters: Enslaved Christians and the Making of the Bible

Candida Moss, the Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham (UK), discusses her new book about the role of enslaved people in the making of Christianity and its scriptures.


Upcoming Forums

April 28: The Right Reverend Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of New York

May 5: Christopher Evans, Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies, Boston University

Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Britten's War Requiem
04.07.24 | Articles | The Forum

Yale choral conducting professors Jeffrey Douma and Felicia Barber provide an overview of Benjamin Britten’s highly acclaimed War Requiem, written as a response to World War II. The Yale Camerata, Yale Glee Club, and Yale...

Confession in the Episcopal Church
03.10.24 | Articles | The Forum

Many Episcopalians are surprised to learn that their Church offers personal confession. The Rt. Rev. Andrew St. John, Bishop-in-Residence at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, provides an overview of the rite as it is used within our own tradition.

Augustine Becomes A Question
03.03.24 | Articles | The Forum

Catherine Conybeare, Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, reviews the Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo, exploring the importance of questions for Augustine's thought.

The Death and Resurrection of Taylor Swift
02.18.24 | Articles | The Forum

As we begin our Lenten series, “I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection,” Kevin Christopher Robles of America Media reviews the many ways in which Taylor Swift has reinvented herself many times throughout...

True Bread: The Eucharist and Ancient Food
01.28.24 | Articles | The Forum

What did it mean for early Christians to center their communal gatherings on "the breaking of the bread"? The Very Reverend Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, draws on recent archaeological and other evidence...

Changing Hate into Hope
01.21.24 | Articles | The Forum

The Reverend Dr. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of New York, speaks about the work ICNY is doing, particularly relating to the migrant crisis.

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