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.
Whether secular or spiritual, simple or spectacular, remixed or traditional, rituals are powerful tools for deepening the experience of life. And yet they’re widely misunderstood and vastly underutilized, even in our religious institutions...
3/8 Special Edition of The Forum
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 PM
War in Ukraine: Understanding the Religious Dimension
Aristotle Papanikolaou and George Demacopoulos, Co-Directors of the Orthodox Studies Center at Fordham University, discuss the...
Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor of Theology and Co-Director of the Orthodox Studies Center at Fordham University, discusses the religious background for the current conflict in Ukraine and shares his perspective on how Christians are...
Brother Curtis Almquist of the Society of St. John the Evangelist introduces the season of Lent, paying particular attention to the practice of fasting and what it might mean to fast in this day and age.
LOVE BADE ME WELCOME: A CLOSE READING OF GEORGE HERBERT'S LOVE (III)
George Herbert’s Love (III), with its moving depiction of a generous and forgiving Love, is one of the most cherished poems in the Anglican tradition. Julie...
RADICAL WELCOME, RADICAL WORSHIP: REIMAGINING LITURGY IN THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The newest member of our clergy staff, the Reverend Zack Nyein, Senior Associate Rector, looks at the many ways in which worship is being reimagined within...
Absalom Jones, America’s First Black Priest: What does it mean to tell his story?
The Reverend Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Director of Spiritual Formation at Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut and a former member of the...
Two Friends, Two Prophets: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
We continue our look at The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s interfaith partnerships with Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor...