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.
Lenten Series - I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection
According to the Book of the Common Prayer, one of the purposes of Lent is to provide time for “self-examination.” This Lent, speakers from a variety of fields discuss how, through music, literature, religious ritual, and medical care, we can come to understand ourselves better.
Sunday, March 10 I'm the problem. It's me: Confession in the Episcopal Church
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.
Sunday, March 17
Dr. Patricia Tidwell, psychotherapist, on the power of therapy.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
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...
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...
Rabbi Sarah Berman, Director of Adult Education at Central Synagogue and Dr. Daisy Khan, Executive Director of Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality speak about their faith traditions and what their traditions teach...
Percy Preston, Jr., Archivist and Honorary Warden, marks the centenary of a momentous and highly controversial sermon preached at St. Bart’s that was featured on the front page of The New York Times. (For the original Times article, click...