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, March 10: 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.
Catherine Conybeare, Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, reviews the Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo, exploring the importance of questions for Augustine's thought.
The Lessons of the Wilderness (Part 5—The Struggle Continues: Revelation 12)At the present moment, many Christians feel that they are “in the wilderness”: church membership is declining and talk about Christianity is vanishing...
The Lessons of the Wilderness (Part 4—Sojourning in the Wilderness: Perseverance with Confidence)
At the present moment, many Christians feel that they are “in the wilderness”: church membership is declining and talk about...
The Reverend Dr. Dan Matthews, the retired Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, has served the Episcopal Church with distinction for decades. What is so great about our denomination? Hear the perspective of someone who knows it very well.
The Lessons of the WildernessPart 2—Jesus in the Wilderness: Responding to God’s Call At the present moment, many Christians feel that they are “in the wilderness”: church membership is declining and talk about...
The Lessons of the WildernessPart 1: The Wilderness Generation: Disenthralling Ourselves from IdolatryAt the present moment, many Christians feel that they are “in the wilderness”: church membership is declining and talk about...
Transforming Lives, Transforming the Church, Transforming the World: The State of St. Bart’s 2019
On Celebration Sunday, as our program year begins, Bishop Dean Wolfe offers an overview of where St. Bart’s is and where it will be...
Pilgrimage Then and Now: Paul’s Journey to Ephesus, and MineIn the Acts of the Apostles, Paul travels to the Greek city of Ephesus, spreading the Good News of Jesus, baptizing new believers and healing the sick. He also came into conflict...