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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

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 YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

What Are Biblical Values?

Professor Emeritus at Yale Divinity School, John Collins, author of the book What Are Biblical Values?, tells us what the Bible really says about highly debated ethical issues.

Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar, at .

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Coming up at The Forum

February 5: The Lunar New Year 

As the celebration of the Lunar New Year comes to a close with the Lantern Festival, Ying Yen, Executive Director of the New York Chinese Cultural Center, provides background on the multi-week observance and its place within Chinese culture. 


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Journeying the Way of Love, Part III
12.16.18 | Articles | The Forum

Our Advent Forum series continues with guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. St. Bart's clergy lead us in exploring how our Advent Sunday readings offer a path to live the way of love as individuals, as families and friends, as a...

Journeying the Way of Love, Part II
12.09.18 | Articles | The Forum

Journeying the Way of LoveSt. Bart’s clergy offers a 4-week Advent series of guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. Together we explore how our Advent Sunday readings offer a path to live the way of love as individuals, as...

A Visit from Buddy Stallings
11.18.18 | Articles | The Forum

We were delighted to welcome  as our special Forum guest the Reverend Buddy Stallings, Twelfth Rector of St. Bartholomew's Church, who retired in May, 2015. Buddy, in his inimitable way, shared his thoughts on post-retirement life, and life...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part III
11.11.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 3 of 3: What (Just) Happened?In this final session, we considered the results of the midterm elections in light of what we will have learned. Led by Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, St. Bart’s...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part II
10.29.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 2 of 3: An interactive discussion about the relationship between faith and our national politics in the current moment. Led by Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, St. Bart’s parishioner, popular and...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part I
10.14.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 1 of 3: Models and Rules of EngagementView slide presentation here In this first session, we searched church history to identify a series of ways in which the church has engaged with political...

Alan Yarborough - Episcopal Policy Network
10.07.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today’s guest speaker was Alan Yarborough, Communication Coordinator and Office Manager for The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations (OGR), and former young adult missionary in Haiti. Alan shared how the OGR lifts up the...

The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas
09.30.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today’s Forum featured a  conversation with an authentic and groundbreaking leader of the church, The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, inaugural Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary; and Professor of...

"Ask A Muslim Anything"
09.09.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed as our guest speaker Robert Azzi, a Lebanese-American and a Muslim from New Hampshire. At a time when America seems more divided than ever, Mr. Azzi acts to to encourage tolerance, understanding and interfaith dialogue by...

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