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, January 29, 2023
What Are Biblical Values?
Professor Emeritus at Yale Divinity School, John Collins, author of the book What Are Biblical Values?, tells us what the Bible really says about highly debated ethical issues.
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Coming up at The Forum
February 5: The Lunar New Year
As the celebration of the Lunar New Year comes to a close with the Lantern Festival, Ying Yen, Executive Director of the New York Chinese Cultural Center, provides background on the multi-week observance and its place within Chinese culture.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
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...
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...