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, November 27, 2022
Putting the Episcopal in the Episcopal Church: The Role of Bishops
On the eve of the election of the next Bishop of New York, our Rector, Bishop Dean Wolfe, talks about why we have bishops and what they do.
Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar, at
Coming up at The Forum
December 4: Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Jewish Practice and Belief
Amy-Jill Levine, prolific author and the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, places Jesus and Paul within their Jewish context and reflects on how the Jewishness of the Jesus movement is so often overlooked.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
David Silverman, Professor of History at George Washington University and author of This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth County, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving, offers a true history of the holiday we celebrate...
Leaders from the Anglican Church in Ukraine and the Anglican Church in Poland join The Reverend Peter Thompson and The Reverend Zack Nyein virtually to discuss the ways in which they are responding to the ongoing war.
Patrick Bergquist, Chief Program Officer of Episcopal Charities and former staff member of St. Bart’s, returns to talk with The Reverend Zack Nyein about the ways in which the Episcopal Diocese of New York is currently supporting those in...
Wellville: The Long-Term Quest to Achieve Sustainable Equity and Wellbeing
Philanthropist and investor Esther Dyson, reflects on her work as founder/volunteer for Wellville, a 10-year, non-profit project that is helping five small US...
The Reverned Natosha Reid Rice joins in conversation about how we can foster prophetic imagination amidst a city that never sleeps. An ordained minister and lawyer who currently serves as Minister for Public Life at All Saints' Atlanta; and...
Hospital chaplain Zachary Fletcher shares new and liberative ways of understanding autism and neurodiversity, including through the lens of Christian spirituality. Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section...
New York magazine senior writer Sarah Jones chronicles the transition some conservative Christians make from pro-life to pro-choice.
Jones has recently authored several relevant articles about moral approaches to abortion: