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.
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Women's Voices in the Church
Women have played a leading role in the Christian faith from the very beginning, yet their role is too often overlooked and their voices too often go unheard. On Sunday mornings throughout March, in conjunction with Women’s History Month and the meeting of the Consultation on the Status of Women at the United Nations, St. Bart’s features leading women’s voices within the Church and the academic world as our guest speakers at The Forum at 10 am and preachers at our 9 am and 11 am services of Holy Eucharist.
Sunday, March 26: Women and the Gender of God
The Reverend Dr. Amy Peeler, Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, outlines what Scripture actually says about the gender of God. Her book, Women and the Gender of God, was released in fall 2022. Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
Dr. Caroline Walker Bynum, University Professor Emerita at Columbia University and a pioneering scholar of medieval women’s spirituality, highlights the significant impact women made on the Church in the centuries just before the...
Healing and Hope: Technology and the Future of Healthcare : Clay Williams, St. Bart’s parishioner and founder of healthtech startup Medaptive Health, reflects on how technology can positively impact the healthcare system.
Psychologist Peter Coleman, a professor at Columbia, discusses the deep divides in our national life--and how we can transcend them. Read more about Professor Coleman and his research at https://www.thewayoutofpolarization.com/.
The Right Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 2006 to 2015, ponders the future of our planet and the role we can play in taking better care of it. Bishop Jefferts Schori is the author of several...
Elaine Pagels, a leading scholar of early Christianity and the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University, outlines the most enigmatic book in the New Testament and the lasting impact it made on politics and...
The Reverend Keith Anderson, author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World, talks with Professor J. Patrick Hornbeck II of Fordham University about the future of the Church beyond 2020.
Indigenous People, The Doctrine of Discovery, and the Episcopal Church: On the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, The Episcopal Church’s Indigenous Missioner, The Reverend Dr. Bradley Hauff, examines the Church’s problematic...