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 York, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Sunday, December 3: The Spectacular
Author Fiona Davis delves into the history of the Radio City Rockettes and their famous Christmas Spectacular, now in its ninetieth year, as she introduces her novel The Spectacular.
December 10: With Sighs Too Deep for Words: Grace and Depression
The Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, reflects on the current mental health crisis and how the Christian faith can provide support to those who are struggling.
December 17: The Sermon That Hit the Church Like a Thunderclap: Leighton Parks’s 1923 Observations on the Virgin Birth Doctrine
Percy Preston, Jr., Archivist and Honorary Warden of St. Bart's, marks the centenary of a momentous and highly controversial sermon that was featured on the front page of The New York Times.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.