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.
David Lowe, Director of the Beaux Arts Society of New York and longtime member of the Episcopal Church, gives a presentation on the spectacular life and works of the architect of our church, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.
St. Bart's and the Arts, Series Conclusion: The Russians are Coming!Interim Rector Bob Dannals will explore two primary and influential Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, with a particular focus on their theology, religious...
Patrick Bergquist, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, walked us through the history and uses of icons. Icons have aided in the prayer life of the church for hundreds of years. In the Forum we took a look at ways that this...
Parishioner Retta Blaney, author of Working on the Inside: the Spiritual Life through the Eyes of Actors, discussed the ten elements of the universal spiritual life and their importance to practitioners of the arts and the Judeo-Christian...
The Art of St. Bart’s Chapel I: The Rev. Matthew Moretz explores the hidden meanings of the fourteen, story-telling carved capitals in our chapel, carved by the famed Piccirilli brothers, nearly one hundred years ago.
Sunday, July 17, 2016The Rev. Lynn Sanders finds a theological conversation between two recent, powerful books: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Both books are available at St...
Summer Series: St. Bart & the Arts
Series Introduction: “The Theology of Art,” with Bob Dannals.
Wendell Berry, one of the most perceptive commentators of contemporary culture and spirituality, wrote, “We think it ordinary...