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.
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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...
Pilgrims and Tourists: What is the difference between making a pilgrimage and taking a tour? Our Rector, Dean Wolfe, led a discussion about the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage to holy sites in our faith, especially as it informs our...
Today for the Forum we welcomed the Suffragan Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Allen K. Shin. He shared a glimpse of his broad ministry in this great diocese, and spoke with those who are making their next step in their walk with Christ.
For the Forum we welcomed this morning’s guest preacher, the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Canon Sellers shared a portrait of her work throughout the Episcopal Church and...
Social Media and Being the Church: A lively discussion with our new Communications Director, Kara Flannery, and the Reverend Matthew Moretz on the social media landscape and how it relates to the common life of St. Bart’s and our personal...
In the fifth session of our Lenten Series “The Journey Inward,” the Right Reverend Dean Wolfe shared a closing presentation on the variety of Lenten disciplines of our tradition as we prepare for the approaching end to the penitential...