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, October 8: Histories, Fun Facts, Regular Facts
Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post will speak on her new book satirizing American history, US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up).
October 15: Sacred Muse: On Christian Art and Music
Charles Scribner III, author, art historian, and longtime member of the St. Bart’s community ponders the many ways in which art and music can lead us to the sacred.
October 22: Deliberative Citizenship: Constructively Facing Society’s Problems
Graham Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College proposes a more constructive approach to dialogue about important social and political issues.
October 29: The Reverend Molly O’Neil Frank will speak on death and dying from her perspective as a hospice chaplain at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
November 5: Thirty Years of Ministry
The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe and his wife Ellen reflect on his thirty years of service as a priest and bishop.
November 12: Back at St. Bart’s
The Reverend Peter Thompson discusses his three month sabbatical and his return to St. Bart’s.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
Minette Norman, author of the new book, The Boldly Inclusive Leader, explores how to foster inclusion in our workplaces, communities, and everyday lives.
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...
How are time, money, and the practice of happiness related? What may our faith contribute to the discussion? Join the Reverend Lynn Sanders in an interactive exploration of these questions. Our answers may surprise us!
Join our new Associate Rector, Susan Anderson-Smith, for a time of introductions and conversation. Come and meet your newest priest, and learn more about her life, her vocation, and her ministry among us.
Matthew Moretz explored the variety of beautiful imagery in the Chapel, in stone, glass, painting, and fresco. Listen in as he discusses these works of art in close-up detail, and explores how they speak to us, as we reflect on the rich meaning...
Our Brains, Our Beliefs, and Our Well-beingToday we welcomed Dr. Mary Ragan and Dr. Ed Griffin of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In their presentation and conversation, they integrated the wisdom of neuro-biology, spirituality, and...
Eve, Adam, and the Garden: The Creation Stories through a Feminist LensToday we welcomed teacher and retreat leader Helen Goodkin, whose presentation featured images from the history of art to demonstrate how our culture has understood these...
“The Treasures of St. Bart’s” Today, Matthew Moretz completed his narration of the spectacular sequence of sixteen capitals carved by the Piccirilli Brothers in our church -- each with their own dramatic sequence featuring vital...
“Listening to Our Young People: Nurturing a Socially Conscious Household.” Today we welcomed Lucy Bernardin, St. Bart’s Minister for Children, Youth, and Family Formation, who explore dsome of the best practices for supporting...
Today we welcomed Senator George J. Mitchell, a member of St. Bart’s who has led a distinguished career in public service and corporate leadership, serving as a United States Senator and Senate Majority Leader and working as Chairman of the...