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...
In our Lenten Forum Series, “The Journey Inward,” St. Bart’s clergy will share well-proved practices of prayer and discipline for you to consider during this penitential season. March 5: The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe shared...
Michael Kurth, parishioner and now seminarian at Yale Divinity School, spoke to us about the spiritual craft of Iconography, especially that of the Russian Church. Learn the meaning and symbolism of this ancient and holy tradition of worship and art.
Our Forum guests Connie Evans, Executive Director of the St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy, and Carole Bailey French, President of the Conservancy, offered presentation on the process behind our parish’s recent National Landmark status...
At the Forum, Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, continued to guide us on a multi-week tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual insights, informed by...
Join us in the Great Hall as Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, continues to guide us on a multi-week tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual...