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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Coming up at The Forum
Sunday, August 14, 10 AM
Present Without Leave: Don't Wait to Do the Work
Philanthropist and investor Esther Dyson
, the Founder and Executive Director of Wellville
, talks about the importance of getting right to business, without waiting for permission or instruction. Wellville is a nonprofit focused on improving health and well being in 5 U.S. communities.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
Parishioner Nick Stuart talked about one of his latest documentaries, Milwaukee 53206, which addresses the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. The film, shown at Congress last year, is now at the heart of a campaign designed to help...
In today’s Forum. Matthew Moretz introduced the spectacular sequence of sixteen capitals carved by the Piccirilli Brothers in our church and discussed these works of art in close-up detail, each their own dramatic sequence featuring vital...
Today we welcomed Dr. Sarah Ruden for a lively discussion on her recent scholarly work. Dr. Ruden is the author of The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible, and the translator of a new version of Augustine’s...
Today we welcomed Jonathan F. Cooper, Communications Manager for the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), who explored the wide-ranging world of social media and shared his considerations for health and wellness in that shared space.
“St. Bart’s, The Episcopal Church and the United Nations: Engaging with the Global Community.” Today we welcomed Lynnaia Main, the Officer for Global Relations and Representative to the United Nations for the Episcopal Church...
The Rev. Mark Anschutz, former rector of St. Michael and All Angels in Dallas, reflects with us about his life of ministry in the Church and how to practice generosity in our parish's life of faith.
Our iconic dome has been magnificently restored! On September 24th, Project Manager Chris Norfleet of Séamus Henchy & Associates spoke about how they executed this complicated work -- finishing on time and on budget. After 14 months...
Today at the Forum, we introduced Lucy Breidenthal Bernardin, our new Minister for Children, Youth, and Family Formation and learn more about Kairos, our new Sunday morning education program, and other plans for children, youth and family events...